The new record is called Compañeros and it was released on Friday 18 September. Ian describes it as ‘One of the most listenable records we’ve ever made, an album with a twist, full of exceptional songs’.
Companeros has been a unique project in that the songs have been collected by Ian over 27 years and have their provenance in the many musical comrades he has met down the years (hence the album’s title).
There’s 4 songs from Ireland, 3 from Liverpool, 2 English, 1 Scottish & 1 Cornish. The CD booklet gives full information on Ian’s relationship with each wonderful tune.
The album ends with a nine minute, live in the studio, recording of Pele/Amsterdam classic ‘Name & Number’.
- Town And Country Blues
- My Name Is Dessie Warren
- Mississippi Beat (with Pauline Scanlon)
- What Am I To You
- You Can’t Win Them All Mum
- Derry Gaol
- St. Patrick’s Brave Brigade
- Johnny & Marie
- Spare Change
- Name & Number 2016
Ian will personally sign your CD to you or any name you request.