Friday, October 31, 2008

Gráda - Off To Sardinia (2001)



The band name was a bit of an improvisation. The name was chosen simply because something was needed to slap onto a recording cranked out in five days to support a gig that was supposed to happen at a resort in Sardinia. They sold about 500 copies of a cassette titled "Off to Sardinia" in pubs around Dublin. The Italy show got cancelled, the recording got good reviews, they were encouraged to continue performing, and before you could say "davvero" they were Gráda.

Band members:
Alan Doherty - flutes, whistles, vocals
Andrew Laking - double bass, vocals
Nicola Joyce - vocals, bodhrán
Gerry Paul - acoustic and electric guitars, bouzouki, vocals
Colin Farrell - fiddle, vocals

Former members:
Anne Marie O'Malley - vocals and bodhrán
Brendan O'Sullivan - fiddle, viola, and vocals

Tracks:
01 - Arty House Set (Reels).mp3
02 - Song Of Choice (Song).mp3
03 - Kiwi Set (Jigs).mp3
04 - If You Ever Go Down To Dublin Town (Song).mp3
05 - The Dub Dub Set (Reels).mp3
06 - Maggies Set (Hornpipes).mp3
07 - Skibbereen (Song).mp3
08 - Sweet County Clare (Song).mp3
09 - What The Feck! (Reel-Jig).mp3
10 - Johnny Be Fine (Song).mp3
11 - Off To Sardinia (Slow Reel).mp3

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of the track titles seem to be out of order

04 November, 2008 11:14  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of the tracks listed as songs are instrumentals and vice-versa.

04 November, 2008 23:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the correct tracklist for the album (keeping the existing track no.s)

1. John Brady's/The Congress (John Brady/Trad.)
2. Gan Ainm/High Part of the Road (Trad.)
3. Song of Choice
4. If Ever You Down to Dublin Town (Patrick Kavanagh)
5. The Oak Tree/The Dub Reel/The Glass of Beer (Trad.)
6. Galway Bay/The Independence (Trad.)
7. Skibbereen (Trad.)
8. The Kerry Reel/Gallagher's Frolics (Trad.)
9. Sweet County Clare
10. Johnny Be Fine
11. Off to Sardinia

30 March, 2009 01:06  

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