Ye Vagabonds shared two new tracks, ‘I’m A Rover’ and ‘The Bothy Lads’, on a limited edition 7-inch vinyl on Friday 29th January, via Rough Trade’s imprint River Lea..
‘The Bothy Lads’ has now been officially released on all digital platforms.
‘The Bothy Lads’ is a song brothers Diarmuid and Brían Mac Gloinn learned and honed at singing sessions, before becoming a highlight of their spellbinding live shows. “We first heard this from our good friends Luke Mercier and Anthony Mannion in Walsh’s Stoneybatter one night, and they introduced us to the singing of Cilla Fisher and Artie Trezise, from whom we learned this song.”
Ye Vagabonds version was recorded at Hellfire Studio, Dublin, by Lankum producer John ‘Spud’ Murphy, in March 2020.
“I’m A Rover/The Bothy Lads” can be found on a limited-edition double A side 7” vinyl. The cover photo was taken by fellow Vagabond Alain McFadden, backstage at Dublin’s National Concert Hall before the band’s biggest headline gig to date, in October 2019. The sleeve was designed by Brían and Diarmuid’s brother-in-law, Jesse Smith, whose fiddle playing was central to the sound of ‘The Hare’s Lament‘.
“We recorded both songs live within two or three takes. We’re delighted with this snapshot we got at the end of the Before Time.” – Brían Mac Gloinn, Ye Vagabonds.
OFFICIAL VIDEO “I’M A ROVER” https://youtu.be/87ak16HFNt0
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Diarmuid and Brían will take part in a huge St. Patrick’s Night trad set to round off Festival 2021, entitled The Patrick’s Day Hug – Barróg Lá Fhéile Phádraig, pre-recorded at the legendary Whelan’s venue in Dublin. Date and time TBA. For details see:https://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/events/barrog
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