Irish Bands – Goitse
The quintet Goitse is known Worldwide for their talents as a traditional Irish band and as individuals, with musicians from Dublin, Laois, Louth and Philadelphia. They are known for their unique talents, compositions and arrangements, their enthusiasm towards Irish Traditional Music and their outstanding energy on stage which lifts the hearts of everyone who’s fortunate enough to be in their presence. The traditional Irish band consists of Tadhg Ó Meachair, who plays the piano and accordion from Dublin, Áine McGeeney, fiddle and vocals from Dundalk, also featured on whistle on the latest album, Colm Phelan on bodhrán and James Harvey on banjo, both originating from Portlaoise and last but not least guitarist, Conal O’Kane from Philadelphia.
We sat down with them to discuss the making of their new traditional Irish music video and how it has affected the sales of their gigs and their music. The quality of the new video ‘Serendipity’ is of the highest and this is evident while watching. Having a high quality video adds to the effectiveness of the music itself, adding to the emotion of the music or the excitement. This particular music video has an interesting story line which is left to the viewer’s own imagination. A popular online presence is a definite with a music video like this.
“It’s always important to have an online presence in the music industry, and videos are a great way to make this as engaging and as interesting as possible. For this particular video, we brought the fantastic Brian Raftery on board to produce it for us. We wanted to show Irish music in a contemporary context and Brian got to work on his side and came up with the idea for the video. It’s a fun, contemporary outlet for our music, and the story explores some very interesting ideas – a lot of which can be left up to the viewer themselves. We’ve had great feedback from the video on Facebook and from various people with whom we work. It’s been shared a good bit online and it’s always good for sales when there’s a bit of publicity generated. For us, I guess it’s just been one part of many exciting things that are happening for Goitse at the moment. The new album, the video, picking up some awards and being announced to perform at Glastonbury – these are all super-exciting happenings over the last while, and we’ve lots more to come over the summer for sure!” – Goitse
The popular 5 piece trad band is back with a bang with their latest CD ‘Inspired by Chance’. [www.Goitse.com ] Recorded by Seán Horsman in Ephemeral Studios Co. Galway, the CD is self-produced. Inspired by Chance is the fourth album release from the Irish Traditional Band Goitse, following their first CD, Goitse, the second Transformed and the third Tall Tales and Misadventures. This CD features a blend of songs, traditional melodies and the band’s own compositions based on the unexpected inspirations they have experienced on their journey so far. Inspired by Chance is filled with a mix of uplifting and sentimental songs and melodies arranged to fulfil a powerful and inspiring sound.
The Irish Traditional Band launched their fourth studio album for the first time on the 30th of April in the Dunamaise Theatre, Portlaoise. The band have been travelling around Ireland launching ‘Inspired by Chance’ to numerous fans around the country. The 7th of May the town of Carrick on Shannon was treated to a great night’s entertainment in the Dock Theatre. The 13TH of May was spent in Ballynacargy at the Westmeath Fleadh and the 14th was in the Heart of the Kingdom in St. John’s Theatre, Listowel. The Capital was the next stop for the popular trad band, playing in Whelan’s, followed by the famous spot De Barra’s in Clonakilty. They finished up with their Irish CD launches in The Spirit Store, Dundalk, Co. Louth. To say the Launches were extremely successful for Goitse would be an understatement!
Click on link below for Goitse Tour Dates: www.Goitse.com There CD can be purchased here. Also available in our store, Unit 137 Grange Dr, Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Dublin 13, Ireland. Hours of business Mon-Fri 9.00am to 5.30pm Sat 11.00am to 2.00pm Closed on Bank Holidays
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