The Tin Fiddle.
Damien Mc Geehan
A multi tracked tin fiddle creates an ensemble sound with effects from hypnotic
percussion to rich string lines all achieved by one musician & one instrument. Featuring Donegal fiddle music, new compositions & abstract imaginings of traditional forms.
One of the interesting aspects of this album is that
only a tin fiddle was used to create all the sounds
bowing and plucking, tapping and sweeping. Damien is
the only instrumentalist featured on the album so the
was achieved through layering the individual elements
to give the impression of a band or a group.
Tin fiddles were made in Co. Donegal many years ago by
travelling tinsmiths. The most notable of these were
the celebrated Donegal ﬁddlers, John and Mickey Doherty
travelled from parish to parish, working as tinsmiths
by day and playing music at night.
‘The interweaving of old sounds with new abstract ideas
and interpretations is the underlying theme throughout
this album making it a truly unique and memorable
listen’. (Irish Music Magazine)
Liosta Traiceanna / Track Listing.
1. O’ Rourke’s Highland.
2. The Gavel Walks to Grannie.
3. Peadar O’ Haoine’s.
4. The Anvil.
5. The Tinsmith.
6. The Four Posts of the Bed.
7. John Doherty’s Waltz.
8. Paddy’s Rambles Through the Park.
9. Hettie MacKenzie’s.
10. The Last Day of Summer.
11. Eleven Oaks.
12. The Waterfall.