Tag: Ireland


Kyrre Slind – Acoustic Guitar & Lute – Great…

Folk Radio UK shares a so called Covermount Mix every month to the subscribers of the Folk Radio UK Newsletter.

In the latest covermount mix I have discovered Kyrre Slind with the great track Oysterhaven from his latest album Open Airs.

I have also found a recent video at youtube:

Kyrre Slind plays Kevin’s Melody and Borders from the album Open Airs in Carlops Church, Scotland. The full album can be heard at www.kyrreslind.com

Kyrre Slind is originally from Norway, but he has been in Ireland for some years and now lives in Scotland and Norway.

On his album Open Airs he has compiled a selection of tunes for the guitar and lute. You can find 4 tracks from this album on soundcloud.

If you like music for the acoustic guitar and lute you should check this album!

Additonal Information

Soundcloud Kyrre Slind

Kyrre Slind plays Lute, Banjo, Guitars, Mandolin and Sitar. Lives in Scotland and Norway. Plays solo and with Gerda Stevenson, and appears at local sessions.

Kyrre Linds Album Open Airs is available at Bandcamp Kyrre Slind

Open Airs is a musical log book of travels in Norway, Ireland and Scotland.

In 2011, Norwegian musician and composer Kyrre Slind quit his job, bought a banjo and hit the road on a Vespa 125 scooter, heading for Ireland. 4 years later – rich in new experiences – he releases his first solo album Open Airs, recorded in Scotland and Norway.

Review Folk Radio UK: Kyrre Slind – Open Airs

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Kyrre Slind at vimeo


We Banjo 3 – Irish Banjo meets Bluegrass and…

I have just discovered We Banjo 3 – a banjo band from Ireland.

The band plays a mix of Irish music and American Old-Time and Bluegrass tunes with banjos and guitar. As the name of the band says the band has three great banjo players, Enda Scahill, Martin Howley and David Howley. Fergal Scahill adds the fiddle sound to the trio.

The first album of the band “Roots of the Banjo Tree” has got some great reviews.

We Banjo 3 – John Brown, The Lost Indian, Sail Away Ladies – from the album Roots of the Banjo Tree

We Banjo 3 – Gonna Write Me A Letter

Happiness – 2016

Playlist We Banjo 3

Website Webanjo3 : http://www.webanjo3.com/

On page “Album” and on page “Media -> Listen” you can find some free trackes to listen to, on page “Tunebook” you can find two interesting  tunebooks with some audio examples.

youtube channel Webanjo3: http://www.youtube.com/user/WeBanjo3/videos?view=0

youtube channel Enda Scahill: http://www.youtube.com/user/endascahill


Albums of the Year – We Banjo 3 / Roots of the Banjo Tree

The music being produced in this country has come of age and We Banjo 3 which consists of Enda Scahill, Martin Howley and David Howley exemplify this.  Together with special guests Fergal Scahill, Lousie Holden, Gerry O’Connor, Leon Hunt and James Blennerhassett they have created something special. A banjo inspired album has never sounded so good, so pleasing to the ear or so inventive in its approach.

Facebook webanjo3: http://www.facebook.com/webanjo3