Our Tune of the Day is from an exciting new Irish duo based in Glasgow – Gráinne & Ryan. Gráinne Brady is a fiddle player and composer originally from Co. Cavan, Ireland, now based in Glasgow. This is just one of the many feathers in her hat as she’s involved in other projects (including the previosuly featured Top Floor Taivers) as well as running regular folk music sessions. Ryan Murphy hails from Cork and is equally busy as he’s also member of Mànran (you may recall the drive we joined to get their Gaelic song Latha Math into the Top 40 in 2011), a band that’s been drawing plenty of attention on the Scottish music scene with their powerful combination of driving accordion, fiddle, Highland pipes, Uillean pipes and flute as well as songs in English and Gaelic, all underpinned by rocking drums and bass.
As a duo they combine fiddle with uilleann pipes and flute to perform Irish traditional tunes, contemporary tunes as well as their own compositions which together with their regional styles, produces some really great Irish sets, as you can hear on our Tune of the Day below.
This is them both performing The Windmill Set which consists of: The Man Who Shot the Windmill (Phil Cunningham); The Boy in the Gap (Irish Trad. Tune from North Connacht); The Merry Thatcher (Irish Trad. Tune collected by Brendan Breathnach). Joining them on guitar and bodhrán is Adam Brown.