Archive for January, 2010

Video: “Christmas In The City (Orla’s Song)” live at GESTATION 4…

January 10, 2010

Everything’s Wrong (Live:GESTATION 4, Dec 30th, with The Softly Swelling Strings)

January 10, 2010

Kingfisher Blue (Live:GESTATION 4, Dec 30th, with The Softly Swelling Strings)

January 10, 2010

Infrastructure (Live:GESTATION 4, Dec 30th, with Joe Chester on gtr, bvs)

January 10, 2010

Christmas In The City (Orla’s Song) (Live:GESTATION 4, Dec 30th, with The Softly Swelling Strings)

January 10, 2010

Anaesthetic (Live:GESTATION 4, Dec 30th, with Joe Chester on gtr, bvs)

January 9, 2010

Bitter Batter Bee (Live:GESTATION 4, Dec 30th, with Joe Chester on gtr + The Softly Swelling Strings)

January 9, 2010

Gestation 4: strings attached (and Joe too)

January 9, 2010

For my post-Christmas Gestation 4 show I decided to take advantage of regular drummer Miss Metronome’s absence (skiing in Austria is her story) to stage an especially ethereal evening, featuring the talents of string arranger Darragh O’Toole and the Softly Swelling Strings he specially convened for the night. I was doubly blessed to be joined by my friend and ace guitarist / singer / producer Joe Chester, who insisted we play using mics rather than DIs (ask a techy friend to explain). Really enjoyed this one, especially as I decided (and announced) that rather than play an encore, I’d just stay onstage and keep playing until the time was up – less embarrassing all around, given the lack of a backstage area to loiter. I was so pleased with the results (and Brendan and Ian who record and mix were so accommodating) that I’m actually posting up 6 new recordings this month (including two completely new tunes). Here’s the setlist in full…

Small Loads
Dronning Maud Land
Save Pluto
45
Infrastructure (with Joe)
Anaesthetic (with Joe)
Hold On To Your Soul (with Joe)
Kingfisher Blue (with The Softly Swelling Strings)
Christmas In The City (Orla’s Song)(with The Softly Swelling Strings)
Arthur Ashe (with The Softly Swelling Strings)
Everything’s Wrong (with The Softly Swelling Strings)
Bitter Batter Bee (with Joe and The Softly Swelling Strings)
I’ve Lost Your Way (with Joe and The Softly Swelling Strings)
You’re Gonna Fall (with Joe)
The Loneliest Ghost In Pere Lachaise
Republic