Donal Donohoe | Slipstring

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by Donal Donohoe

An album of original lyrical, contemporary and story songs accompanied by jazzy folk/baroque finger style acoustic guitar that creates a sound and mood that goes beyond the mainstream.
Genre: Folk: Jazzy folk
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1. Carousel
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2. A Happy Home
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3. Lebanon
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4. No Need To Roam
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5. Lone Ranger
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6. Magic In the Air
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7. Global Village
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8. The Sun King
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9. Ring-ting
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10. An Old Friend of Mine
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11. Off the Radar
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Album Notes
'Slipstring' is my third release since returning to live in Ireland and follows on from 'Midnight 'til Noon' released in 2005 and 'Ceol 's Rann' released in 2007, it is a collection of eleven new original songs some of which touch on the personal and political, others are story songs written about people, places and events that through a process of osmosis percolated to the forefront of my imagination.

Press Reviews:
"Eschewing samples and drum machines he still manages to create a sound that sets him apart from the herd." – HOTPRESS
"This pleasantly mesmerising CD would do equally well for post-club chilling or the stressed-out commuter’s dawn battle against the traffic." – EVENING HERALD

‘CEOL ‘S RANN‘ (2007)
"Donohoe is a gifted guitar stylist in a Bert Jansch/Nick Drake vein, and nearly all of the songs on the new album would work equally well as instrumentals." – HOTPRESS
"Sounding not unlike a Gaelic Bert Jansch at times, ‘Ceol ’s Rann’ inhabits a quiet solitary beauty." – fROOTS

Born in Dublin Donal Donohoe started playing guitar around the age of ten. His early influences included folk music and blues, later embracing the sounds of rock, Latin and jazz music. He went on to develop his own unique and original guitar style. Early influences included Bert Jansch, Davy Graham and Mississippi John Hurt, all of whom left a big impression on his guitar playing during his teenage years. Some of his first original songs were written in this period and usually employed the finger style 'folk baroque' approach on guitar first pioneered by the aforementioned influences as the main accompaniment. The harmonic and rhythmic possibilities that this style opened up would be something that he would work with and develop for the rest of his life, eventually incorporating the sounds of jazz into the mix of folk and blues. Donal started playing in small clubs around Dublin, then travelled in Europe for some years playing gigs and working on his music. On returning to live in Ireland Donal released three albums of original songs 'Midnight 'til Noon' released 2005, 'Ceol 's Rann' released in 2007 and 'Slipstring' released in 2011. He now lives in the hills south of Dublin and continues to perform live and write and record new songs.



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