09 November 2013

'Burren backstep' now on YouTube: and on a future film soundtrack

Thanks to Brian McNeal of the Prescription Bluegrass Blog (USA) for the news that Niall Toner (right) has released a new music video.

'Burren backstep' is an original bluegrass instrumental composed by Niall and recorded on his Pinecastle album Onwards and upwards (PRC 1182); and the video is very nicely shot, with closeups of Niall and three other pickers giving the tune a thorough work-over. It closes with the dates of Niall's appearance schedule at MerleFest 2014.

It can be seen either on the Prescription Bluegrass Blog or on YouTube, where it is the first on Niall's new YouTube channel.

Update 10 Nov.: Thanks also to ace bluegrass journalist Richard Thompson for the information that 'Burren backstep' has been chosen as the theme for a new Irish movie called Keep it country, to be shot next summer. The director, Ciaran O'Connor, has worked in TV and film for over twenty years, and Keep it country will be his second feature film.

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