RTE’s Roots Freeway, Niall Toner and the Carter Brothers

We did the recording for Rootsfreeway, RTE Radio One programme, last Friday 19th and it was a great night. We met with Niall Toner and his production team, Aidan and Louise, faboulous people. Enthusiastic and full of encouragement. Niall is not only a fantastic musician but also a gem of a person to whom we owe our first national radio airplay shortly after we brought out our debut album ‘Live at The Strand’. Fair play to you Niall for believing on us.

We also met The Carter Brothers, Danny and Tim, along with Ross, their bass player. They’re tremendous musicians too. After finishing recording our own show, we managed to relax and listen to their superb performance. Highly recommended. If you’re in Ireland and you have the chance, go and see them next Saturday 27th Sep in Longford at the Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival. We ended up doing a piece together at the very end of their concert, an old Carter Family song untitled ‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken’. Class. You can listen to the whole show by clicking here.

And finally keep an ear on RTE One to listen to our NoCrows performance on Monday 29th September, from 9 to 10 pm Irish Time, 10 to 11 pm CET. If you’re outside of Ireland, you’ll still be able to listen to the gig. Watch out for the RTE Rootsfreeway web site and you’ll manage to catch up with us.

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