The Long Notes
The Long Notes have forged an excellent reputation with sell-out concerts at many London venues including Kings Place, The Roundhouse and The Underworld. They have also performed at numerous festivals including: Celtic Connections, Glastonbury, HebCelt, Shetland, Wickham, Wimborne, Towersey, City of London, Wychwood, Ealing Global, Edale, Devizes and Blas! (Scotland). There have been tours of Italy, Austria and Germany as well as appearances on BBC Alba and BBC Radio 2 and 3.
The Long Notes uniquely represent Ireland, England and Scotland – not only in their music, but also in their heritage. The line-up includes Scottish fiddler Jamie Smith (Beneche, SBO Band), Irish-born accordionist Colette O’Leary (Bumblebees), London-Irish banjo/mandolin virtuoso Brian Kelly (Shane McGowan and The Popes) and Sheffield-based guitarist and singer Alex Percy (Beltane). They all met through the session scene in Camden Town, one of the great epicentres of live music in London.
“In The Shadow of Stromboli” is available through Hobgoblin Records and Proper Distribution. The album is augmented by wonderful guest musicians Angus Lyon (piano), Martin O’Neill (bodhran), Duncan Lyall (bass) and Ali Hutton (guitar) who also produced the album.