Chris Eaton has co-written “Golden” and “Free” (bonus track) on the new Amy Grant album, ‘How Mercy Looks From Here’. The album entered the US Billboard Albums chart at #12 and US CCM chart at #1. JO Music Services
Monthly Archives: June 2013
Lúnasa’s Feb 27 2013 Sellersville, PA concert was filmed for the Emmy award-winning WHYY ‘On Canvas’ programme. Check it online – a brilliant concert film with interesting insights into one of Ireland’s great bands. The first reviews are now in for the new album, ‘Lúnasa with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra’ … “an outstanding album.” Irish Echo (USA); “an extraordinary collaboration that brings together the best of the traditional and classical music worlds.” worldmusiccentral.org; “The cushion of strings rolls massively after them …” Pop Matters; “an exceptional instrumental CD that skillfully combines classical and folk styles.” Seattle PI; “The lively thrill of Lúnasa with the awe-inspiring power of one of Ireland’s most celebrated orchestras results in a powerhouse record.” Irish America; “panoramic beauty … an absolute corker.” Jazz Weekly. On the live front, it’s festival season with shows in Ireland – Belfast and Ennis; Spain – Guadalajara and Oviedo; France – Quimper, Parthenay, Nantes and Guingamp; UK – Wickham Festival, Cropredy and Bath Folk Festival. Full tour info here. And, finally … if you weren’t at Dublin’s National Concert Hall last June, here’s a taster of one very tasty night, filmed by Irish documentary maestro, Myles O’Reilly.
Spiral Earth award winners for Best Group, ahab follow their Friday 21st June O2 Academy, Islington show (special guest Sean Taylor) with a summer of festival fun. Dates include Festival am Neckar, Germany; Festival Dranouter, Belgium; Larmer Tree Festival (supporting Van Morrison), Wickham Festival, Boardmasters, Newquay all in the UK. A 19 date UK tour is scheduled for October.