The Long Long Note
Irish Traditional music came under the spotlight in the seventies, thanks to the ground breaking work of such bands as Sweeney’s Men, Planxty and The Bothy Band. These groups exposed a whole crop of younger musicians to the creative possibilities in a mountain of music as old as the hills.
Here on this recording Cormac Breatnach, Niall Ó Callanáin and Paul O’Driscoll, three of that younger crop, display their creative musicality. Both founding members of the highly innovative, but short lived, Meristem, Cormac and Niall have been playing together since their school days.
In this trio format, which is the ideal compromise between solo and group playing, they perform a mixture of traditional and original music in a style that reflects not just their traditional roots and modern influences but their own musical souls as well.
I love and enjoy their music, I hope you, the listener, will too.
The Long Long Note on The Session
The Session website provides a huge database of notation (and lots more information) for traditional music tunes. The link above is a collective page showing the notation to most of the tracks on The Long Long Note album. By browsing to any tune from within The Session website you can also see what other musicians have recorded those tunes.
Track Listing & Listen
|01||Shores Of Loch Ghamhna
|02||Sí Beag, Sí Mór
|03||Raindrops/The First Of May|
|04||My Love I Miss Her So
|05||Long (Long) Note|
|06||Soporific / The Rights Of Man|
|07||Mná na hÉireann|
|08||Stranger At The Gate / Boston Blues|
Buy the Album
The Long Long Note can be purchased in MP3 format from the source below:
Nuala O'Connor, The Irish Times
Oliver P. Sweeney, Hot Press
Trish Murphy, D Event Guide