Sabre Series, Clang Sayne, Phantom Dog Beneath The Moon (Solo)
@ Dublin: The Joinery
Friday 8 June 2012 at 20:00
Price : €8
PHANTOM DOG BENEATH THE MOON
Aaron Hurley is a singer and song writer of avant folk and spectral gazing music. A native of Galway, he has just returned to Ireland after five years in England. In collaboration with Scott McLaughlin, Aaron has recorded music under the name ‘Phantom Dog Beneath the Moon’, releasing ‘The Trees, the sea in a lunar stream’ on Rusted Rail in 2010 and ‘Through a Forest Only’ in 2007 on Rusted Rail. He also co-founded the outsider folk outfit Cubs, who released the ‘The Whispering Woods’ also on Rusted Rail in 2011.
Songs by Gavin Prior (United Bible Studies,Toymonger) and Suzanne Walsh (ex-Noland Folk, duo with Brian Conniffe), string arrangements by Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh.
Sabre Series originated when Gavin Prior and Suzanne Walsh both found themselves recording in the same isolated cottage in the Tipperary hills. They were surrounded by horses and wilder creatures and nocturnal presences which found their way into Prior composition ‘The Shivering’. Sabre Series songs, written by both Prior and Walsh, tend to be concerned with the fleeting moments when the subconscious and external worlds push against and illuminate eachother.
Sabre Series evolved when Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh was asked to play some viola then started writing string arrangements which lead to Fiona Lucia McGarry (violin) Siobháin Kelleher (Cello) joining.
Singer and accordionist Suzanne Walsh has a background in fine art which informs her writing, as well as an interest in performative styles, improvising and sound work within a fine art context which leads to exploratory vocal delivery. Her writing also is a place to explore her Large Hadron Collider fangirl obsessions.
Listeners will hear echoes of folk and torch songs but Prior’s chord choices and Nic Oireachtaigh’s string arrangements keep edging things forward. Gladly at odds with current trends of mumbling vagueness and emotional detatchment, these are living, breathing songs, tremulous and lived in the shadow of the L.H.C !!!
Songwriter and musician, Laura Hyland sings and plays acoustic guitar, and is best known through her group, 'Clang Sayne' which she founded in 2008 while living in London. Since returning to Dublin last summer she has struck up with various Irish music makers, playing both composed and improvised music: notable collaborations include her new Clang Sayne trio featuring Matthew Jacobson (drums) and Judith Ring (voice), an improvising duet with laptop artist and composer, Karen Power, performing with soprano, Michelle O Rourke's 'Tryst' ensemble, and a choral trio with singers/composers, Micheal Flemming and Donal Mac Erlaine.
She curates the experimental music night, 'Listen at Lilliput' at Lilliput Press in Stoneybatter, and also works as a community artist in contemporary music. Upcoming events include the release of her second album, 'The Piper, the Drum & the Brazen Sun' on Forwind Records in May, and performances at the Cork Opera House (April 7th) Designist, Dublin (April 15th) and The Joinery, Dublin (June 15th). The Fumbally Court Studio Variety Show Extravaganza will be her first solo appearance in Dublin since her return. See www.clangsayne.net for further details.