Kris Drever & Eamonn Coyne Music

Kris Drever & Eamonn Coyne

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Kris Drever & Eamonn Coyne

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What Reveal Records say about Storymap:

Forthcoming, brand new album title/Label/(Cat.No): Storymap / Reveal (Reveal014CDX / Reveal014DDX)
UK Distribution: Proper Distribution
Release date: 4 February 2013

If you’re a big music fan, you’ve probably already caught Kris Drever as part of the acclaimed group Lau, perhaps on that trio’s recent TV performances on Later…With Jools Holland (BBC 2 TV), Edinburgh’s Hogmanay (BBC 1 TV News), BBC Folk Awards (BBC Red Button TV / iPlayer), or on stage during their sold‐out London mini‐festival Welcome To Lau‐Land or at a gig on their national UK tour of 2012. You may well also have seen and heard Éamonn Coyne with the equally captivating and critically lauded Treacherous Orchestra (whose album Origins’ came out last year) or with Salsa Celtica.

Recorded in Scotland in Autumn 2012, ‘Storymap’ is Coyne & Drever’s brand new duo recording of trad folk and song. The uniquely talented Éamonn Coyne dazzles on both the banjo and tenor guitar. The highly rated, award‐winning vocalist Kris Drever arranges the trad songs, sings simply and disarmingly, and plays the guitar and mandolin. A host of talented musical friends feature on the new album including Eliza Carthy, Simon Bradley, Megan Henderson, Calum McIntyre, Nico Bruce, Eamonn Nugent and Alan Kelly (of the Eddi Reader Band).

“Our playing on ‘Storymap’ is often quite symbiotic” says Éamonn, “as is the way we go about choosing and arranging the music in the first place. Often traditional in origin we make the tunes our own and we hop from idea to idea, which often arrive almost fully formed, with relative ease. It is not complicated music or arranging of course but we love its simplicity and that is one of the attractions.

“One source of the title ‘Storymap’ comes from the different ideas and origins of the tunes; like having an idea and then filling in the pieces – “lets play a couple of Marches with a couple of Reels” etc. It also comes from (without trying to be over analytical or prosaic) the continuing journey Kris and I are on in our music together. We have an idea what the album should sound like based on the music and arrangements and then go for it and see if it still fits that idea. ‘Storymap’ is a continuation of the loose vibe we created and enjoyed on ‘Honk Toot Suite’. The next story is always just around the corner and that is also what the title and the music of ‘Storymap’ is also saying – it is just another album in the bigger picture. We don’t intend to stop there.”

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