Slide - Traditional and Contemporary Irish Music
The Irish Times calls SLIDE “traditional musicians with attitude" and credits the group with “bringing drawing room grandeur and high spirits together” with it’s diverse songs, which range from soulful and sorrowful to contagiously energetic. Folk Roots Magazine proclaims, ”There’s plenty of action and flamboyance in Slides’s music,” which merges “swagger with traditional expertise.”
This rollicking band’s origins date back to Ireland in 1999, when Slide performed in various pubs for a local music festival in Bandon, Co. Cork. The group’s intoxicating music easily won over the crowd, which demanded more of the unique and colourful sound. The positive reaction inspired Slide to release The Flying Pig, which Irish Music Magaize hailed as “beautifully recorded, to preserve the brilliance and clarity of solo and ensemble playing that is positively mind-blowing.” The publication awarded Slide its Best Newcomer distinction in 2001, leading to gigs for the band throughout Europe.
We are pleased to announce our new album "MENDICITY"
Mendicity is full of depth and creativity, and is arguably Slide's finest work to date. Every track adds a newly discovered colour to a meticulously selected palette.
This is the first studio album to feature the silken vocals of Dave Curley, and includes the hit song 'The Bird', penned by Irishman Martin Denning.
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