Five Hungry Joes – A pictorial archive of the Trashcan Sinatras. Legendary Scottish Band

After The Morning…
November 19, 2011, 2:51 pm
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…is Alan Kelly’s self-produced, 3rd solo album – a superb collection of Irish Traditional, original, Breton and Galician music. Alan Kelly is regarded as one of Ireland’s most accomplished musicians in any genre, he is a composer, arranger and piano accordionist and also a regular performer on the traditional and folk music scene.

Guest vocalists on the album include Kris Drever and Eddi Reader, where the latter sings like a bird on John Douglas’ tribute to Robert Burns, ‘I Hung My Harp Upon the Willows’ – which as you know appeared on the Trashcans’ last LP, ‘In The Music’.

It’s a very different version of the song and has a countryish feel with piano accordion, double bass (John plays geetar by the way), and Eddi’s singing is, as ever, truly engaging.

It’s a belter!

2009 Black Box Music BBM004

Poor Man’s Son
May 3, 2009, 10:20 am
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Originally hailing from Orkney, off the north coast of Scotland, Kris Drever cut his teeth on the Edinburgh traditional music scene in the late 1990s. The son of Ivan Drever, (of Celtic rockers, Wolfstone), Kris has picked up plenty of praise for his work with ‘Britfolk supergroup’, Lau, and his wonderful solo debut ‘Black Water’ made him a deserving winner of the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award in 2007.

Here, on his single ‘Poor Man’s Son’ he is joined by Eddi Reader, Frank Reader and Roddie Woomble (Idlewild), who all provide harmony vocals.

Track down his album – you don’t have to be a folkie to enjoy it.

drever_041drever_021drever_0312006 Reveal Records, Cat. No. Reveal 18P

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