“TRADITIONAL MUSICIANS WITH ATTITUDE”
- The Irish Times -
Daire BrackenFiddle | Guitar | Vocals | Feet
Hailing from a musical family located close the CCÉ Headquarters in Monkstown, Co. Dublin, afforded him great exposure from a young age to some of the country’s finest musicians as they passed through the capital. Absorbing these influences, his exploratory style has intrigued listeners and brought about many musical collaborations.
He has toured with the likes of Stockton’s Wing, Púca, Salsa Celtica, Bray Vista, Hazel O’Connor, the Black Family, Niamh Parsons, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill; including privileged recording and performances with the late Liam Clancy, Dia lena Anam.
Teaching is an inherited skill, with over 20 years of teaching for Comhaltas Ceoltóirí na hÉireann, Waltons New School of Music, Ballyfermot College of Further Educaton, University College Dublin and various schools worldwide. His clear and patient imparting of his insight into various fiddle styles is well received at workshops.
Recent projects include a rejuvenation and interpretation of Early Irish Poetry into music with Lorcán MacMathúna, documentaries, film soundtracks, fusion band Electric Céilí and collaboration with select artists from around the world for Globe the Show.
Aogán LynchConcertina | Whistle
Aogán has since featured on a number of albums by other artists including Tallaght whistle player Gavin Whelan’s first and second albums, and Steve Wickham’s (The Waterboys) solo fiddle album. Aogán’s passion for music has had to compete in recent times with his enthusiasm for two-wheeled activity, but the arrival of three women to his life have introduced some much needed sense and sensibility.
Éamonn de BarraFlute | Whistles | Piano | Keyboards
Éamonn joined the Damien Dempsey Band in 2003 and has been creatively involved with the recording of four of his albums, one of which (Shots) went straight in to the Irish charts at number one. Éamonn has worked on Television Productions including Flosc, a show specializing in traditional Irish Music, and Imeall an arts orientated show that has an avant garde feel to it.
Artists Éamonn has recorded with or collaborated include Slide, Damien Dempsey, Moya Brennan, John Reynolds, Brian Eno, Sinead O'Connor, Marcia Howard, Geraldine MacGowan, Hazel O'Connor and many more...
Mick BroderickBouzouki | Vocals
Having recorded with various artists such as Gavin Whelan, Zoe Conway, Bill Whelan (Riverdance) and Neil Lyons he is now regarded as one of the finest exponents of the Irish bouzouki of his generation.
Dave CurleyGuitar | Vocals
Having performed with many acts such as Paddy Keenan and Rí Rá, Dathaí proved to be a fantastic addition to the band Slide with his silky voice, multi instrumental talents and stole the show with his sparking dancing.
“YOUTHFUL ARROGANCE AND SWAGGER WITH TRADITIONAL EXPERTISE”
- Folk Roots Magazine -
Shane McGowanGuitars | Bass | Vocals
Colm is an excellent concertina player from Co.Clare taught by Noel Hill. He was invited to L'orient, France, as a virtuoso performer at 17 and returned with a band the next year. He has performed on Irish, French and Canadian tv. Some of his performances include L'orient, France; Celtica, Italy; Celtic Connections, Scotland; Festival du Bono, Saint Louis, USA. He is also an avid composer of music.
Back again with Slides 5th album, Mendicity. Mendicity happened due to the public's welcome support of Slide’s Dublin to Dublin initiative; a heartfelt thank you to our 21st century record label, for making this recording actually happen!.
The Flying Pig
The Flying Pig
Their Debut album, featuring well-known musicians Aogan Lynch, Eamonn DeBarra, Daire Bracken and Mick Broderick, this recording documents a time when Slide first exploded onto the folk/traditional scene.
Beo - Live
Beo - Live
Slide are back with their 4th album which is also their first Live album. This captures the great atmosphere that Slide always create during their Live performances. It also marks the first outing of their great new singer/guitar/mandolin/bodhran player, Dave Curley.
This album shows that the group Slide really do have that little bit extra. Easily their finest recording to date. ?This band is taking Irish music to a new place. Their music will touch people far beyond the realm of traditional music? Donal Lunny.
This is Slide's second album and displays a 66-minute tour de force of splendid musicianship and flawless technique.