WEST OF CONNACHT is excited to announce the release of their new single, “The Girl That Broke My Heart”. Out now!!
It features wonderful guest musicians...
Yvonne Casey on fiddle (Co. Clare, Ireland), Jali Suso on lead vocals in Mandinka and English (Gambia, West Africa), and
Cyrus Segura on drums, djembe, guiro and grandfather clock (NJ, USA).
This multinational project was recorded in New Jersey, Ireland, and Gambia, and was mixed and mastered in Bogota, Columbia by Macau!
Traditional Irish Tune
Arranged by West of Connacht
Andi Leahy – Fiddle
Fionnghuala Leahy – Clavinet, Main Synthesizer, Background Vocals - (Gaelic/English)
Peter Gallagher – Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Synthesizer
Featured Guest Musicians:
Yvonne Casey – Fiddle
Jali Suso – Lead Vocals - (Mandinka/English)
Cyrus Segura – Drums, Djembe, Guiro, Grandfather Clock
Produced by: Andi Leahy
Mixing and Mastering: Macau (Columbia)
Recording Engineer and Editor (NJ): Cyrus Segura
Recording Engineer (Gambia): Malick Nyang “Mr. Prince”
Recording Engineer (Ireland): Martin O’Malley
Audio Engineer and Mix Consultant (NJ): Gabriel Frances
Graphic Artwork: Gabriel Frances
Special Thanks: Mairead Ni Oistin
Copyright © 2019 West of Connacht™
April, 2019 edition of Irish Music Magazine, Sean Laffey conducts an interview with West of Connacht:
Andi, Peter and Fionnghuala are delighted to release their new single,
"The Reel of Rio/Paddy Fahey's/The Porthole of 'The Kelp'", a set of traditional Irish reels mixed and mastered at Malbay Studios, County Clare Ireland by Martin O'Malley. Special thanks goes out to Jon O'Connell (The Fiddle Case) for his help with the mix-down.
Fionnghuala Leahy (U.S. Irish flute and clavinet player) traveled to Ireland in the spring of 2018 to meet Peter and Andi and they then decided to collaborate on this track... There has always been musical chemistry between Andi and Fionnghuala, but after getting together with Peter, the chemistry was complete. Andi and Fionnghuala were recorded in New Jersey at Lucky Charms Studio by audio engineer, Cyrus Segura, and Peter in Malbay Studios, County Clare, Ireland. Virtual collaboration went on from there! Soon afterwards, they decided to form a band and
Leahy -Gallagher Music is now known as the band, West of Connacht.
We are also delighted to be joined on our new single by wonderful guest musician and friend, Brian Brooks from London, UK (bouzouki)... and Brian's digital friend "Hal" (bodhrán)! His tracks for this piece were recorded in London.
There are many struggles in recording and collaborating (virtually) from across the pond, but they are having so much fun doing it! They enjoy working with different guest musicians for the love of playing, all coming together to make music as friends.
The download for their new single will be available on our
MUSIC STORE page along with their prior single,
"The Lighthouse Keeper's Waltz" (Cal Scott, Swithsongs, BMI).
Please enjoy and feel free to pass along!
© 2018/2019 West of Connacht™