To mark their 20th anniversary the legendary Irish-American band Solas are to release a new album on February 19 that reunites every past member with their current lineup. Titled All These Years we have a song premiere and Song of the Day to share below. Darkness Darkness is a great 70s classic from The Youngbloods and it features Moira Smiley, a powerful vocalist known also for her work with the indie band tUnE-yArDs.
The new album includes the current lineup of Solas: multi-instrumentalist prodigy and founding member Seamus Egan, founding member and wildly innovative fiddler Winifred Horan, master accordionist Mick McAuley, commanding guitarist Eamon McElholm, and Solas’ beautiful new voice, Moira Smiley, a powerful vocalist known also for her work with the indie band tUnE-yArDs. The new album sees the return of Solas’ renowned previous singers: Karen Casey, Deirdre Scanlan, Mairead Phelan, Niamh Varian Barry, and Noriana Kennedy; as well as early band members like accordionist John Williams, and guitarists John Doyle and Donal Clancy. “We thought it was a way for us to celebrate the past with all of the people who had been important to us over the years,” explains Seamus Egan. “But we didn’t want use this as an exercise in nostalgia, because we weren’t interested in that at all. Even though we’ve been at it 20 years, I think creatively we’re still as excited about the possibilities as we were back then”.
For more details of their new release and US tour dates visit: www.solasmusic.com