The Friends of Fiddler’s Green – Old Inventions
The first release by “The Friends” for over 2 decades, the first with our old friend and new “Friend”, Ian Bell, and the first without the band’s long time and much missed front man Tam Kearney, this is a selection of songs and tunes you might hear at any Friends concert, recorded as much as possible “off the floor” over the course of a few days in James Stephens’s studio in Chelsea, Quebec. As Alistair Brown writes in the introduction:
Of the twenty songs and tunes on this recording, some are old and some are new, but all exist because someone had something important to say. If the Friends of Fiddler’s Green can be described as having anything as posh as a philosophy, it probably is that they will sing any song and play any tune that they like provided the story is a good one and, “there’s a good reason why”.