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After the Morning is the eagerly anticipated new album from Roscommon born accordionist, Alan Kelly. One of the busiest performers on the traditional and folk music scene, it’s hard to believe that it’s
almost a decade since Kelly’s last solo outing. Nonetheless, in that time Alan has reaffirmed his stature as one of Ireland’s top musicians touring and recording with artists such as De Dannan, Arty McGlynn, Eddi Reader, Lúnasa, and Michael McGoldrick.

For his 3rd solo, self-produced album, Kelly has brought together a
diverse group of superb musicians, many of which he has worked with,
in different equations, over the past decade. The result is a
stunning album, both fresh and mature. It features the talents of Jim
Murray on guitar, Jim Higgins on percussion, Tola Custy on fiddle and
Ian Carr on guitar among others with guest vocals from Scotland’s
Eddi Reader and Kris Drever (BBC Horizon award winner 2007).

After the Morning takes the listener on a musical journey from the
heart of Roscommon to the craggy hills of Scotland, Brittany and
beyond. After the Morning features four original tracks including the
title track, the haunting and beautiful Eolann, the playful Siena
Waltz and New Years Day. The guitar and percussion combination of Jim
Higgins and Jim Murray on tracks 1, 2 and 7 create a groove that is
just plain addictive.

After the Morning is available on the Blackbox Music Record label in
record shops nationwide and is distributed by Claddagh.
For more information telephone 086 2665293, email: or visit:

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