The Long Notes
SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2012
With five years of touring and two studio albums under their belt, The Long Notes uniquely represent Ireland, England and Scotland - not only in their music, but also in their heritage. The line-up includes Scottish fiddler Jamie Smith (Beneche, SBO Band), Irish-born accordionist Colette O'Leary (Bumblebees), London-Irish banjo/mandolin virtuoso Brian Kelly (Shane McGowan and The Popes) and Dorset-based multi-instrumentalist and singer Alex Percy (Beltane). They all met through the session scene in Camden Town, one of the great epicentres of live music in London.
With a distinctive folk, roots and celtic music sound, The Long Notes' ensemble synergy magically surpasses the sum of its parts, with captivating arrangements of Irish, Scottish, French-Canadian, Galician, Quebecois and old-time tunes. Over the past five years the band have forged an excellent reputation with appearances at countless festivals including: Celtic Connections, Heb Celt Fest, Glastonbury, Wimborne, Towersey, Wychwood, Wickham and Blas! (Scotland). They have also toured in Italy, Austria and Germany.
"In The Shadow of Stromboli" is The Long Notes' new studio album and is available through all good retailers and online. The album is augmented by wonderful guest musicians Angus Lyon (piano), Martin O'Neill (bodhran), Duncan Lyall (bass) and Ali Hutton (guitar). It is produced by Ali Hutton.