Saturday, 29 December 2007

Black Velvet (Israel)

This is a fine set from Israelian Band Black Velvet called "The Titanic": a) An Irishman in Brittany (Eoghan O'Neill)
A Breton in Paris (Donal Lunny). From the Moving Hearts album The Storm.

Black Velvet is:
Shani Kombelis -- Flute
Michael Greilsammer -- Fiddle
Ehud Nathan -- Bouzouki
Itay Abramovitz -- Keyboards
Nitzan Shachar -- Bodhran, Percussion
John McSherry -- Pipes, Low Whistle

This is what they wrote:
In January 2005 Israeli band Black Velvet played several concerts with Irish uillean piper John McSherry as part of the Irish Music Festival in Tel Aviv. This special program was a tribute to the work and music of Donal Lunny, and included several pieces from various stages of his musical career, as well as some of the band's music.

Four Jigs and a slip jig:
The Lark in the morning (Trad.)
Earl the breakfast boiler (Donal Lunny)
In the mountains of Holland (Donal Lunny)
Oh hag! You've killed me (Trad.)
Lucky lucky day (Donal Lunny)

From the Moving Hearts album - The Storm
Lucky lucky day -- from Coolfin

Three reels:
Trim the Velvet
The Roscommon reel

The first and third reels were part of a set played by Matt Molloy and Donal Lunny in the 1981 album The Gathering. The second was suggested by John McSherry.

The Lowlands of Holland

You'll find some more videos at youtube. Have a look.

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