Dermy, Tara and Daithi played a CD Launch in the John Hewitt, Donegall Street, Belfast, on 22 November, 2009.
Here’s a few photos from the event, taken by Danny Diamond.
‘These folk just sneak up on you!
You do this for a living and, of course, you’ve heard it all so why do they still sneak up and bite yer bum!
Just a trio, it tells you on the booklet so you definitely have heard it all before.
But not like this. This swings gently with a trio of immaculate players working away together and making their instruments talk to you and to each other. Impeccable!’
‘No gimmicks in either the choice of music or the production.
Just pure drop at its finest.’
Excerpts from a Review by Toner Quinn, see The Journal of Music, Vol. 1, No.2,
June/July 2009, p.57. for the full review.
Dermy Diamond, Tara Diamond and Dáithí Sproule
Seanchairde / Old Friends 3-Scones-2008-001
“The fiddle-playing of Dermy Diamond is the revelation on this trio recording.”
“Diamond’s playing is likely all the better for the comfortable group setting of wife Tara on flute and friend Dáithí Sproule on guitar. All from Northern Ireland – Dermy, Belfast; Tara, Co. Down; Dáithí, Derry – the style of music on Seanchairde / Old Friends is less regional and more a reflection of thirty years of travel and sessions throughout the traditional music scene in Ireland.”