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Damien O'Kane: Summer Hill

Damien O'Kane: Summer Hill (Pure PRCD29)

Summer Hill
Damien O'Kane

Pure Records PRCD29 (CD, UK, April 6, 2010)

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Produced by Joe Rusby and Damien O'Kane;
Engineered and mixed by Joe Rusby at Pure Studios, Yorkshire;
Mastered by Bunt Stafford-Clark;
String arrangements by Donald Grant;
Photography by Sara Photo Girl;
Graphic design by Rhiannon ‘Tiny’ Taylor

Musicians

Damien O'Kane, vocals [1-4, 6-8, 10-11, 13], guitar [2, 9, 13], tenor guitar [1, 4, 6-8], acoustic guitar [3], electric guitar [3-4, 6], tenor banjo [1-2, 5, 9-12], cittern [9-10];
David Kosky, guitar [1, 4, 6, 8, 11];
Michael McGoldrick, flutes [1, 9, 11], whistles [8], uilleann pipes [11], harmony vocals [11];
Andy Seward, double bass [1, 3, 10, 13];
John Joe Kelly, bodhrán [1, 4, 6, 9];
Aaron Jones, bouzouki [2];
Cormac Byrne, percussion [2];
Kate Rusby, harmony vocals [3, 11, 13];
Duncan Lyall, double bass [4, 6-9, 11];
Ian Carr, guitar [7, 10];
James Mackintosh, percussion [8, 10], drums [10];
Donald Grant, Thea Spiers, violins [9, 13];
Rachel Jones, viola [9, 13];
Lucy Payne, cello [9, 13];
Anthony Davis, piano [10], keyboards [10-11];
Colette O'Kane, harmony vocals [13]

Tracks

  1. The Strands of Magilligan (Roud 688; Henry H520) (3.25)
  2. The Banks of Boyne (Roud 2891) (4.01)
  3. Summer Hill (Roud 9482; Henry H20b) (4.04)
  4. The Lag's Song (4.52)
  5. Seasick Dee / Dee Goes to Holyhead (4.42)
  6. Laurel Hill (Roud 2917) (4.46)
  7. Lough Erne Shore (Roud 3476) (5.41)
  8. The Breaking of Omagh Jail (Roud 3581; Henry H181) (3.11)
  9. Farewell Coleraine / Lead The Knave (5.30)
  10. Dobbins Flowery Vale (Roud 999; Laws O29; Henry H85) (6.43)
  11. Raven's Wing (4.52)
  12. Trewitt Road (2.21)
  13. The Sun Is Burning (3.57)

Tracks 1-3, 7-8, 10 words trad., music Damien O'Kane;
Track 4 Ewan MacColl;
Tracks 5ab, 9a, 12 Damien O'Kane;
Track 9b trad.;
Track 11 Barry Kerr;
Track 13 Ian Campbell

> Folk Music > Records > David Kosky and Damien O'Kane: The Mystery Inch

David Kosky and Damien O'Kane: The Mystery Inch

David Kosky and Damien O'Kane: The Mystery Inch (Pure PRCD30)

The Mystery Inch
David Kosky and Damien O'Kane

Pure Records PRCD30 (CD, UK, August 22, 2011)

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Produced by Joe Rusby, Damien O'Kane and David Kosky;
Engineered and mixed by Joe Rusby at Pure Studios, Yorkshire;
Mastered by Nim;
Graphic design by Rhiannon ‘Tiny’ Taylor

Musicians

Damien O'Kane, tenor banjo [1-10, 12], tenor guitar [1, 11];
David Kosky, guitar [1-12], tenor guitar [1, 3];
Danny Cameron, button box [1, 5];
John Joe Kelly, bodhrán [1, 5, 7];
Joe Rusby, Tibetan cymbals [1];
Carmel O'Dea, fiddle cymbals [5]

Tracks

  1. The Mystery Inch: The Humours of Ballyloughlin / The Mystery Inch / The Banks of Newfoundland (3.59)
  2. ER Set: John Stenson's No. 1 / Speed the Plough / Elizabeth Kelly's Delight (3.55)
  3. Frolics: The Welcome Return / Fi's Frolics (3.51)
  4. Marga's: Marga's Moment / Mrs Crehans (3.46)
  5. Trip to Portugal: Trip to Portugal / The Little Fair Cannavans / The Full Set (4.10)
  6. Flynn's: Mykey Upy Simply Tuney / Princess Gardens / Hoi Lieffie (Hey Lovely) (5.31)
  7. Castlerock Road: Castlerock Road / Greengrass (3.11)
  8. Mac's Fancy: Mac's Fancy / Aaron's Key / The Seagull (4.51)
  9. Bowelshifter: Headlifter / Bowelshifter (3.15)
  10. The Penistone Shroud: The Penistone Shroud / McGoldrick's / Michael Cramer's (4.44)
  11. Ships in Full Sail: Gan Ainm / Ships in Full Sail / Garrett Barry's (5.15)
  12. Folics +: The Welcome Return / Fi's Frolics (2.28)

Tracks 1ac, 2bc, 4b, 5b, 8a, 10bc, 11abc trad.;
Tracks 1b, 3ab, 12ab David Kosky;
Track 2a John Stenson;
Track 4a Brian Finnegan;
Tracks 5a, 6ab, 7ab, 9ab Damien O'Kane;
Track 5c Michael McGoldrick;
Track 6c Lillias Kinsman-Blake;
Track 8b Maurice Lennon;
Track 8c Donald MacLeod;
Track 10a Gina Le Faux;

> Folk Music > Records > Damien O'Kane: Areas of High Traffic

Damien O'Kane: Areas of High Traffic

Damien O'Kane: Areas of High Traffic (Pure PRCD39)

Areas of High Traffic
Damien O'Kane

Pure Records PRCD39 (CD, UK, October 2015)

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Produced by Damien O'Kane;
Assistant producer Joe Rusby;
Engineered by Joe Rusby at Pure Studios, Yorkshire;
Additional engineering on track 2 by Keith Angel;
Mixed by Josh Clark and Damien O'Kane at Pure Studios, Yorkshire;
Additional mixing by Josh Clark at Get Real Audio;
Mastered by Nick Cooke;
Photography by David Angel;
CD design by Tom Pitts

Musicians

Damien O'Kane, vocals, guitar, tenor guitar, banjo;
Steven Iverson, electric guitar;
Anthony Davis, bass, pads, synthesisers, piano, electric piano, organ;
Cormac Byrne, percussion [1-2, 4-8, 10-11];
Kate Rusby, vocals [6];

Tracks

  1. 'Til Next Market Day (Roud 6547) (4.49)
  2. The Blacksmith (Roud 816) (6.17)
  3. Don't Let Me Come Home a Stranger (5.34)
  4. The Maid of Seventeen (Roud 2598) (6.17)
  5. The Close of an Irish Day (Roud 2594) (5.12)
  6. Banks of the Bann (Roud 889; Laws O2; Henry H86) (5.23)
  7. The Goddaughter - Part I (5.27)
  8. Interlude for Mama (1.39)
  9. I Am a Youth (Roud 6897; Henry H825) (5.46)
  10. Erin's Lovely Home (Roud 1427; Laws M6; G/D 6:1098; Henry H46) (5.28)
  11. The Green Fields of America (Roud 2290) (5.46)

Tracks 1-2, 9 trad.;
Track 3 Robin Williams, Jerome Clark;
Tracks 4-6, 10-11 words trad., tune Damien O'Kane;
Tracks 7-8 Damien O'Kane;

> Folk Music > Records > Damien O'Kane: Avenging & Bright

Damien O'Kane: Avenging & Bright

Damien O'Kane: Avenging & Bright (Pure PRCD46)

Avenging & Bright
Damien O'Kane

Pure Records PRCD46 (CD, UK, December 2017)

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Produced by Damien O'Kane;
Assistant producer Anthony Davis;
Engineered by Anthony Davis at Pure Studios, Yorkshire;
Additional engineering on track 2 by Keith Angel;
Mixed by Josh Clark at Pure Studios, Yorkshire;
Additional mixing by Damien O'Kane;
Mastered by Nick Cooke;
Photography by David Angel;
CD design by Tom Pitts at Hand Down Pixels

Musicians

Damien O'Kane, vocals, electric tenor guitar [2-6, 8-9], acoustic tenor guitar [1, 7, 10-11], tenor banjo [5, 11];
Steven Byrnes, guitar [1-5, 7, 10-11], electric tenor guitar [6, 8], backing vocals [2];
Anthony Davis, keyboards, synthesisers, pads, piano, programming [3], backing vocals [10];
Steven Iverson, guitar;
Josh Clark, drums, programming, percussion, toaster [3], pyrex oven dish [2];
Kate Rusby, backing vocals [6];
Pauline Scanlon, backing vocals [2];
Barry Kerr, backing vocals [7];
Ron Block, banjo [1, 11]

Tracks

  1. Boston City (Roud 261; Laws L16; G/D 2:260; Henry H691, 202) (3.59)
  2. Poor Stranger (Roud 272; G/D 4:831) (5.00)
  3. Though All Bright Flowers (5.08)
  4. Avenging & Bright (Roud V12392) (3.06)
  5. Castle Kellys (4.08)
  6. Lately (4.58)
  7. All Among the Barley (Roud 1283) (4.21)
  8. January Man (5.12)
  9. The Homes of Donegal (4.14)
  10. Many's the Night (Roud 990; Laws O20; Henry H211) (4.52)
  11. Dancing in Puddles (5.47)

Tracks 1, 3, 10 words trad., tune Damien O'Kane;
Track 2 words trad., Damien O'Kane, tune Damien O'Kane;
Track 4 words Thomas Moore, tune Damien O'Kane;
Track 5 trad.;
Track 6 Kate Rusby;
Track 7 Elizabeth Stirling;
Track 8 Dave Goulder;
Track 9 Sean McBride;
Track 11 Damien O'Kane

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Damien O'Kane & Ron Block: Banjophony

Damien O'Kane & Ron Block: Banjophony (Pure PRCD48)

Banjophony
Damien O'Kane & Ron Block

Pure Records PRCD48 (CD, UK, July 2018)

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Produced by Josh Clark, Damien O'Kane and Ron Block;
Recorded by Josh Clark at Pure Studios, Yorkshire;
Additional recording by Damien O'Kane at Pure Studios;
Damien O'Kane, Roy Block and David Kosky recorded by Joe Rusby on track 14 at Pure Studios;
Mixed by Josh Clark at Get Real Audio, Bath;
Stuart Duncan, Barry Bales, Sam Bush and Ethan Jodziewicz recorded by Ron Block at Hogan's House of Music, Franklin, tennessee;
Mastered by Nick Cooke;
CD design by Tom Pitts at Hand Dran Pixels;
Cover by Alkalart

Musicians

Ron Block, 5-string banjo;
Damien O'Kane, tenor banjo [1-5, 7-11, 13-14], tenor guitar [6, 12, 15];
Steven Byrnes, guitar [1-4, 6-8, 11-12];
Stuart Duncan, fiddle [1, 3, 7, 9-12, 15],
Michael McGoldrick, whistle [1, 13], flute [4];
Barry Bales, double bass [1, 3, 11-12];
Anthony Davis, keyboards [2, 6, 8], pads [6];
Ethan Jodziewicz, double bass [2, 5];
Josh Clark, drums [2, 4-5, 11], percussion [2, 4-6, 8, 11];
Sam Bush, mandolin [4-5, 10];
Duncan Lyall, moog [4, 7, 13], double bass [7, 10-11, 13-15];
Sierra Hull, mandolin [7, 9, 11-12, 14-15];
David Kosky, guitar [9, 11, 13-15]

Tracks

  1. Miller's Gin / Potato Anxiety (5.14)
  2. Crafty Colette (4.39)
  3. Battersea Skillet Liquor (4.18)
  4. No Harm Done (4.28)
  5. Banjophony (5.26)
  6. Ode to Aunt Frances (4.52)
  7. Trip to Portugal / Guiseppe's (4.14)
  8. Brown Eyes (5.08)
  9. The Middle Thief / The Lobster (4.54)
  10. Phoebe's / The Banjo Strikes Back (5.18)
  11. Lucky Rogues / Frantic Inspiration (4.05)
  12. Leiper's Fork (4.23)
  13. Brian Boru's Reel (4.22)
  14. Danish Horde / S. McGee Buys the Farm (5.48)
  15. Waiting for Erin (4.06)

Tracks 1a, 3, 10a, 12 Ron Block;
Tracks 1b, 2, 4-6, 7ab, 8, 9a, 10ab, 11b Damien O'Kane;
Track 9b trad.;
Track 13 Michael Rooney;

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Groups and Projects featuring Damien O'Kane

Note: Damien O'Kane plays on all albums of his wife Kate Rusby from 2008 on.

Rachael McShane, Damien O'Kane, Old Man in the Moon, EP, private issue, 2003

CrossCurrent, CrossCurrent, EP, private issue, 2004

CrossCurrent, Momentum, CD, Focal Music FMCD01, 2005

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Other records with Damien O'Kane

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2007, 3 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK03, 2007

Various Artists, Folk Rising, CD, Proper PROPERFOLK04, 2007

Various Artists, Shivering Sands & Scavenging Birds, (Leigh Folk Festival 2009), CD, Thames Delta MUD002CD, 2009

Davy Steele, Steele the Show, CD, Greentrax CDTRAX 358, 2011

Various Artists, Cambridge Folk Festival 2011, DVD, Delphonic DELPH015, 2012

Will Pound, A Cut Above, CD, LuluBug 1234, 2013

West of Eden, Songs from Twisting River, CD, West of Music WOMCD8, 2014

West of Eden, Look to the West, CD, West of Music WOMCD9, 2016

Various Artists, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016, 2 CD, Proper PROPERFOLK17, 2016

Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Pretty Peggy, CD, Navigator NAVIGATOR102, 2017