Greetings! Looking at a dusting of spring snow out the window here in West Saint Paul! I just returned from the Baltimore Irish Trad Fest, where I played with, among others, James Kelly and Billy McComiskey. I get to play with Billy again next week in Chicago and Milwaukee for a couple of rare Trian gigs, and before that a concert with Liz Carroll in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. I have no other touring planned in the near future, so will be focusing on my teaching at the Center for Irish Music in St. Paul and the great session scene here. Later in the year I’ll have tours with Altan in Germany and Ireland (another Wild Altan Way Bus Tour — brilliant the last time). Slán go fóill!
“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…]