Now and again, we meet people and it just works. Instantly at ease in each other’s company, conversation flowing like you are catching up on 20-years’ worth of news, and the fun, well it’s instant and can take many forms. This is a scene of sorts in how the now named GARADICE four-piece felt when they came together to work, co-create and ultimate perform in what was the fourth residency of The Leitrim Equation programme in 2014 approx. (Est. by Leitrim Co. Council in 2006). As a result of the time spent together in The Leitrim Equation residency and subsequent tour, the four-piece of Eleanor Shanley, Dave Sheridan, Padraig McGovern and John McCartin had decided to work together. To record an album. Now less than two years later, ‘GARADICE’ the album is complete and awaiting release. The self-titled debut from the talented collective will be released on Friday October 5th ‘GARADICE’, the album is a collection of 13 eclectic songs and tunes. Recording commenced in 2017 in John McKenna’s cottage in Leitrim and the final touches recently completed in Kerry, where it was also mixed by the multi-talented Donogh Hennessey. Produced by Garadice themselves, mastering duties were picked up by Billy Farrell at Deadeye Productions. The album features Dave Sheridan, Padraig McGovern, John McCartin and vocalist Eleanor Shanley, together with guest musicians Donal Lunny, Tom Morrow, Utsav Lal & John Joe Kelly they present beautiful arrangements of these songs and tunes, some original and some of which have not been played for over 200 years!
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