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Micheal Darby O Fatharta
« on: March 14, 2017, 03:24:44 AM »

Has anyone heard of the one-row melodeon player Micheal Darby O Fatharta? He has just released a CD entitled "An Rithim Reidh" that I purchased and absolutely love!  You can listen to samples here:

"https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michealdarbyofatharta"

All of the melodeon playing is done an a "D" one-row, with the rather unusual voicings of the LH reeds only.  Before hearing these recordings, I thought the LH sound abhorrent, but I must admit I really found it to be quite a good fit here!  This album features nice, steady, straightforward playing, which is actually a bit of a rarity in ITM these days...

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Re: Micheal Darby O Fatharta
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 04:25:00 AM »

That's his second one. You can listen to samples of his first one here.
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Re: Micheal Darby O Fatharta
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 04:40:47 PM »

I saw a link to get this and ordered it on n spec. It hasn't arrived yet but it looks like I'm in for a treat then :-)
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Re: Micheal Darby O Fatharta
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 05:08:19 PM »

Mselic, the link you supplied gives me"Internal Server Error". Not sure what that means....I'm using an iPad
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Re: Micheal Darby O Fatharta
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 06:21:50 PM »

I got an error message too.
I did a search for it on CDbaby. Try this:

https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michealdarbyofatharta

Weird- it's the same URL, and the "bad" link above works for me now.  ???
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Re: Micheal Darby O Fatharta
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2017, 07:35:48 PM »

Has anyone heard of the one-row melodeon player Micheal Darby O Fatharta? He has just released a CD entitled "An Rithim Reidh" that I purchased and absolutely love!  You can listen to samples here:

"https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michealdarbyofatharta"

All of the melodeon playing is done an a "D" one-row, with the rather unusual voicings of the LH reeds only.  Before hearing these recordings, I thought the LH sound abhorrent, but I must admit I really found it to be quite a good fit here!  This album features nice, steady, straightforward playing, which is actually a bit of a rarity in ITM these days...
Listening to it on Spotify.
Great.
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Re: Micheal Darby O Fatharta
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 08:05:56 PM »

Thank for flagging this release up well worth the cost of the download ! Phil b
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Re: Micheal Darby O Fatharta
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 09:33:21 PM »

Ok I'm hooked !! ,will be ordering cds soon  (:)
Thanks mselic for posting!
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Re: Micheal Darby O Fatharta
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2017, 12:50:39 AM »

Also listened on Spotify...

This album features nice, steady, straightforward playing, which is actually a bit of a rarity in ITM these days...

I also really liked the 'steady, straightforward playing' which is done so well that he makes it sound deceptively simple, yet is full of subtle nuances and gentle ornamentation. It reminds me so much of the lovely anglo concertina playing of Mary McNamara.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JELM7IJliwM
https://open.spotify.com/track/5W3Jjozn2egoMolAnd1uJj



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Re: Micheal Darby O Fatharta
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2017, 04:01:07 AM »

I can't get either link to work on an ipad.
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Re: Micheal Darby O Fatharta
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2017, 12:01:51 PM »

No links worked for me either.  But going to cdbaby through Google does.

LH voicing is odd indeed! Not yet a convert; it might take me some getting used to. 

But some wonderful tunes. Thanks for the info!
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