Recording, lessons, duplication
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Music production in the Brecon Beacons.
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Hired Gun played in summer 2016 at Bwlch with Altitude and at BwlchFest, with guests Paul Kelsall, Dave Greatbanks and Edd Hill.
In August, young, talented singer-songwriter Jack Belsten from Manchester came to record a couple of tracks to which we added drums, bass and keyboards. He's following in the path of his father Peter with whom we've recorded an album and tracks over many years.
At the same time as Jack's visit, Sid Dawson aka Dis Dekko introduced us to his excellent rapping skills. You can check out some of his stuff here.
Our good friend and colleague Tom O'Gorman came down from Lancashire in 2015 to record a selection of his songs. For those unfamiliar with Tom, comparisons can be made most clearly with Bob Dylan. The project included musical contributions from Tom's colleague Ross Whittaker on piano, Dave Harries on bass and dobro and Jo Scott-Lowe on backing vocals. And me, of course.
The artwork has been painted by Tom's friend Liam Spencer www.liamspencer.co.uk
A long-standing project (and one of many) for Terry Mansfield has been a compilation DVD of male barbershop choir Cottontown Chorus from Bolton. Creating this DVD has required editing video files from various other places and putting them together as a sampler of work from the chorus over a period of ten years. The programme is one of classic songs are mixed with Meatloaf and Michael Jackson!
Local singer Sarah Harman came in to record with Jenny as the Blameless Hussies in 2015, and in November 2016 The Variegated Women sessions took place at Electric Caveman, a five piece a capella group singing songs about the strength of women, a moving selection of songs.
Hired Gun returned for Bwlchfestive in December, with guests Paul Kelsall and Dave Greatbanks, this time we introduced some Status Quo numbers whom we'd been to see the week before (and, of course, before Rick Parfitt joined the supergroup in the sky).
Electric Caveman went international in August when we edited an interview given by Gerard Collins, of Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick (Former Minister and Member of the European Parliament) for our friend Siobhan Heaney, recalling personal stories regarding the Irish War of Independence and Civil War. The audio was put together with some photographs from Mr Collins' personal archive, and the media was shown as part of a local history project in Abbeyfeale.
Artist in residence at The People's History Museum in Manchester, Quiet Loner (Matt Hill) came to record his songs from 'Battle for the Ballot' in August. In December, we performed some of the songs at the museum. The videos, recorded by Salford University by Dr Wilf Darlington and his students, can be viewed here.
Currently, we're working on finishing a CD by Welsh trad folk band Tawerin who recorded a few sets and clog dances, with guitar and vocals, accordion, pibgod (Welsh bagpipes) fiddle and clogs. A short video clip can be seen on the youtube page here.
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Here are some images from the sessions.
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