At best, a record is simply a document of a certain time and place. Solo Series Phase II, taking place over five years from inception in 2009 to release in 2014, is a wide-lens portrait of Ireland’s new musical landscape.
For me personally, however, it means something more. Adrian, Kate, Cora and Caoimhín are also great friends with whom I have shared more than a decade of musical adventures around the world – uniquely gifted musicians whom I have learnt so much from over the years and artists whom I have only the deepest respect for.
I feel privileged to have been party to sharing these journeys; four circuitous paths across wild terrain which converged, finally, on the top of the mountain, looking out. I am so happy to introduce this music to its audience at last, and I look forward to seeing it march on from here – sliding across the other side of the scree, and on into the world.
Director, Diatribe Records
Dublin, July ’14