DUSTY KELEHER - not a mile from Spancil Hill

by Dusty Keleher

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A collection of Irish pub songs, ballads and obscure numbers I have learned over the past 5 or 6 years.

I was asked to play at The Economy Shoe Shop this past St. Patrick's Day (2015) and thought to myself, "well they're not quite an Irish bar" So I thought I'd class up the show a bit and asked my friend Ellen Gibling join us on harp.

We practice a couple times then did the gig. Afterwards I thought why don't we make a record of the songs we learned instead of just letting them disappear with the wind. We practiced once more and went into the studio.

All told, this was recorded live off the floor in about three hours. At The Echo Chamber, in Halifax, Nova Scotia with Charles Austin engineering. We did about 13 songs the first day. 7 were good. And later, we redid 5 that weren't. One got cut altogether.

For that session I asked Glenn Coolen to come play whistles and pipes. An hour and half later we were done.

Hard copies will soon be available where ever I happen to be playing

credits

released 04 July 2015

Dusty Keleher - vocal, guitar, harmonica
Ellen Gibling - harp
Glenn Coolen - whistles and uillean pipes
Benn Ross - percussion

Recording engineer Charles Austin
Mixed by Dusty Keleher and Charles Austin
Echo Chamber, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Master by Phil Sedore at Mountain Road Studio
Upper Musquodobit, Nova Scotia

photo by Pat Madden taken at The Economy Shoe Shop,
St. Patrick's Day, 2015
layout by Dusty Keleher

Produced by Dusty Keleher

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Dusty Keleher Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dusty Keleher writes songs that tell a good story and searches out gems from the past that do the same.

Simply put, roots/traditional music that takes its cue from from Irish ballads both ancient and original to Appalachian kick-ups and modern day tales on subjects far and near. Whatever it is, Dusty brings a heartfelt soul to all the songs he sings.
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