On their 2016 album NORTH, Belfast-born fiddle players Conor Caldwell and Danny Diamond seamlessly blend their shared northern musical heritage with the fruits of further-afield musical adventures to create a landmark contemporary Irish fiddle recording. [Read more…]
SLOW MOVING CLOUDS are a unique Dublin-based band, who combine roots in Nordic and Irish traditional music with minimalist and experimental influences to create a sound unlike anything you’ve heard before.
Building from his acclaimed debut solo release Fiddle Music (2014), with Elbow Room Diamond’s musical reach expands to bridge traditional and contemporary influences, stretching the sound and form of Irish music into intriguing new shapes.
In 1964 Pete Seeger travelled with his family to the remote Bluestacks mountains of Co. Donegal to spend a single day in the company of elusive folk music legend John Doherty. Now, 50 years on, in The Long Road to Glenties, a presentation by Danny Diamond and Conor Caldwell, archival film footage of the meeting is revealed for the first time. [Read more…]
Fiddle Music is the debut solo album from Dublin fiddle player Danny Diamond (Mórga, Slow Moving Clouds). On Fiddle Music Diamond combines traditional music inspired by legendary Irish fiddlers such as Tommie Potts and Seán Keane with influences from Nordic and American folk music, all set to unique drone-based accompaniment. [Read more…]
Energy, passion, fun and respect are the four words that sum up the musical mission statement behind Mórga. Four friends, four virtuoso musicians, on a mission to bring together the wild energy of the Irish-American dance bands of the roaring ’20s, the sound of the Irish traditional music revival of of the 1970s, and the excitement of the best pub session imaginable. [Read more…]