Greetings! We are having a fairly mild winter here in Minnesota — a bit of snow on the ground but not like the old days when I first came here! I haven’t been on the road since the Altan Bus Tour in November, which turned out to be a wonderful success — the people who came on the bus with us were great company, the wet and windy weather just raised our spirits and the nightly sessions were fun. I’ll be off with Altan again in February for our annual US tour. We’ll be celebrating our 30th anniversary — where did the time go? And coming up in April I’m delighted to say we’ll be having Trian gigs in Milwaukee and Chicago! I’ve been lucky enough to play with many great musicians but performing with Liz and Billy is always a very special treat and, yes, a delight! Also in April I’ll be playing at the Baltimore Trad Fest where I’ll see Billy McComiskey again, as well as my great old pal, James Kelly. I seem to be teaching more than ever at the Center for Irish Music in St. Paul — check them out on line — it’s a vibrant scene there!
“Lost River, Vol. 1” is the long-awaited second song album of Dáithí Sproule. Featuring songs in Irish and English, exquisitely arranged and accompanied on guitar, the album includes guest performances by Seamus McGuire, Peter Ostroushko, Tom Schaefer, Randal Bays, Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey, Danielle Enblom, Laura MacKenzie, John Wright, Dean Magraw, James Kelly, Paddy O’Brien, and Altan. [Read more…]