Image via Wikipedia"Grada make a welcome return to Galway and the sessions to launch their exiting new album “Native Angle”. Taking time out from a hectic touring schedule last autumn the band recorded the album in Nashville with American folk icon Tim O’Brien as producer.
The resulting album is part American, a tad bluegrass and all of the expertly played Irish music that Grada are known for. “there have always been similarities and connections between Scottish, Irish and American folk music due to the continual migration flow back and forth across the Atlantic” explains band member Andrew Laking “And we’ve always felt a connection with Americana music, which has strong historical links to Ireland”."
The Stirling and Galway Sessions 10 Featuring El Sistema, Don Stiffe, Tom Doherty, Kinlochard Ceilidh Band, Fuaim Chonamara, John & Dessie O’Hallorhan, Mick Crehan & Colm Naughton, Iain McFarlane, Ingrid Henderson, Ewan Robertson & Charlie McFarlane, Jenna Reid, Cormac Cannon, Kathleen Loughnane, Caitr�onna N�Cheannabh�in, Canty, Simon O’Dwyer, Grada, Z�e Conway, Captain Mackey’s Goatskin & Stringband, The Bully Wee Band, Stirling & District Schools Pipe Band, Big Rory, Paraig MacNeil, Shaskeen, The Maim�n Cajun Band, The Sumbrellas, Anna Falkenau & Ivan Murray, Philip Donnelly: