The idea of our project was born years ago around a table in a pub in Glasgow, Scotland. We’ve been playing tunes together for a while and
always enjoyed the connection and energy between us.
It was only in 2022 that we managed to finally begin our adventure as a band and to put together a repertoire. Our wish has always been to preserve that spark, intimacy and dynamics we could feel while playing sessions together in bars and to do that we decided not to focus on compositions and arrangements but rather on playing tunes we love.
The repertoire is what gives us a common ground on which we are free to create, make variations and improvisations on the go while listening to each other and react to each other’s playing. This is how this album was created over 2 days of recording, sitting in a room together, trying to capture that energy we enjoy so much. Hope you’ll feel it too while listening to this record!
01- This Is How It Starts: Dinny O’Brien’s (Trad.) / Jackson’s (Trad.) / Lennie And Susie’s (Tim Chaisson)
02- Seven8: Soho South (Colin Farrell) / Paddy O’Rafferty (Trad.) / Sharig (Brian Finnegan)
03- The Pitcher: Golden Legs (Liz Carroll) / The Brocca (Liz Carroll) / Trip To Oviedo (Ciaran Ryan)
04- The Possum: (Brian Finnegan) / La Grondeuse Opossum (Band: Genticorum)
05- The First Jigs: Winnie Hayes’ (Trad.) / Headwood Crossing (Patrick Davey) / Flutterbye (Dessie Kelliher)
06- The Baretto’s Negroni: Planxty Davis (Thomas O’Connellan) / Cavers Of Kirkcudbright (Mike Vass) / Rock On The Clyde (Trad.)
07- The First Reels: The Old Copperplate (Trad.) / Maude Millar’s (Trad.) / The Linen Cap (Trad.)
08- The Mayotte Set: Before The Storm (John Doyle) / Fi’s Frolics (Damien O’Kane) / Dance Boatman Dance (Trad.)
09- 2J2R: Princess Nancy (Liz Carroll) / Condon’s Frolics (Trad.) / The Baltimore Fox (Niall Vallely) / Bunker Hill (Trad.)
10- Trip to Quebec: Unknown (Trad.) / Father Newman’s (John Brady) / Turlutte Hirsute (Band: Genticorum)
Sam Mabbett: Button Accordion
Jean Damei: Acoustic Guitar
David Lombardi: Fiddle
Giovanni Davoli: Uilleann Pipes