Celtic Junction Arts Center

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104

Dáithí Sproule CD Release Show, August 15

7:30pm, tickets $15

We are celebrating the release of a new CD by Dáithí Sproule and it will be a night to remember! Friends scheduled to appear include: Altan, Randal Bays, Danielle Enblom, Laura MacKenzie, Dean Magraw, Paddy O'Brien, Peter Ostroushko, Tom Schaefer and John Wright.

"Lost River: Vol. 1" is Dáithí Sproule's first traditional vocal album in 16 years, and features songs in English and Irish, transformative versions of traditional song, exquisitely arranged and accompanied on guitar.

Drawing on decades of musical collaboration, Sproule has assembled an exceptional group of guest artists. The cd includes stellar performances by Seamus McGuire, Peter Ostroushko, Tom Schaefer, Randal Bays, Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey, Danielle Enblom, Laura MacKenzie, John Wright, Dean Magraw, James Kelly, Paddy O'Brien, and Altan.

Says Sproule: "The heart of this album is a body of songs performed by myself on vocal and guitar, traditional songs I have sung and loved for decades. But the end result you will hear is also the product of the collaboration and cooperation of many of my brilliant friends, recorded in places as far apart as Ramelton, Co. Donegal, and Whidbey Island, off the west coast of America. It sounds complex, but with their amazing skill and good-heartedness, my friends made it easy. I know you will love their playing, and I hope you will love these songs as I do, drawn from the deep river of traditional song."