- This event has passed.
Album launch – Ályth McCormack “Aig an taigh”
Nov 12, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Ályth McCormack- “Aig an taigh”
Saturday 12th November 2022 @2pm
Lucas’ bar, Parnell st. Ennis (back room)
Aig an taigh:
As the title suggests, Aig an taigh was recorded at home. During the pandemic, we had time to reflect and learn. My husband (Noel Eccles) and I had never spent so much time together nor collaborated in such limited circumstances.
Voice and percussion might not be the first combination you think of, but we decided to sit down and figure it out.
Niamh O’Brien and I regularly tour Germany, but as tours were cancelled due to Covid-19, we decided to record a concert at home together to connect. Recording ourselves, we were out of our comfort zone: I felt a need to get back to my roots. We looked at some familiar songs before adding new ones. I feel a real sense of gratitude for where we live in Co. Wexford; the landscape surrounding us is inspiring, so we let it take a hand in guiding us.
This album is dedicated to Paddy Moloney.
Noel and I both worked extensively with Paddy. Initially, he was my boss, but latterly he was my friend. I learned so much from working with Paddy and The Chieftains. He was driven, passionate, full of mischief, dedicated, talented, and a natural collaborator; he introduced me to a world of music, musicians, singers, and dancers. I am so grateful, and Paddy, you are sorely missed.