The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 25 February is titled ‘The Leipzeg Sessions’ from Murray & Falkenau.
Album of the Week is broadcast Saturdays at 12 noon, 12 midnight and Monday at 6.00pm.
This week, Ross Macfadyen talks to the contemporary folk-roots duo based in Galway City in the west of Ireland are currently celebrating the release of their debut album “The Leipzig Sessions” on CD and in download format.
Featuring Anna Falkenau on fiddle, lead guitar and backing vocals and Ivan Joseph Murray on guitar, vocals and lyrics, the album is a blend of subtle, rootsy, yet powerful songs and tunes touching on Irish and American traditions.
Recorded in the German city of Leipzig in 2010 it contains four original compositions by Ivan Murray – Wake up the Neighbours, Song for Little Man, Riposte and Western Plains and two from Anna Falkenau The Leipzig Jigs 1 & 2 and Ivan’s Waltz. The remainder of the album is a mixture of Irish and American fiddle tunes and a cover of American songwriter, Joseph Arthur’s “In the Sun”.
Click on this BuyCD link for more details. Murray & Falkenau hope to see you in the real world at one of their shows soon which is likely to be part of the Stirling Sessions in early June 2012.