Songs of Ireland
This is an album containing ten traditional Irish songs , and one original composition entitled "Louise O'Grady". I recorded the tracks myself at home, and had them mixed by Bob Wayne at Sunburst Recording in 1986.
I first met Zavier (John Welch-deceased) as a studio musician who played several stringed instruments on my solo album,"Take Off The Day". Besides being a musical virtuoso, he was also a dear friend. We formed "The Shenanigans", and played weddings, pub gigs and private parties in the Los Angeles area until 1993. When I first played Louise O'Grady for Zav, he said in his wonderful Bohemian way "Hey! I have a few bars from a Bach Etude that would fit perfectly as an introduction to the verses!" I loved it, and put his musical contribution into the song. This was our first and only writing collaboration. This album is dedicated to the memory of Zavier.