Formed in 2007, The Driftwood Manor are a loose collective of Irish musicians formed around the songs of main-man, Eddie Keenan. For this release, Keenan worked with regular collaborator David Colohan (Agitated Radio Pilot, United Bible Studies) in creating the second installment of what is a planned tryptich. The first, 'Every Light Goes Out Eventually', was released on Slow Loris Records last year.
The idea of the project was to marry Irish traditional folk and Eastern influences incorporating a significant amount of minimalist guitar and bouzouki as well as synths and layered bowed instruments of all kinds throughout.
The concept of the recording was inspired by, quite literally, an old photograph of Keenan's grandparents and the idea of whether we’re constantly doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past.
"Found Photographs of Ancestors" is an cdr edition of 50 hand numbered copies featuring individual artwork by Matthew Shaw.
The tracklisting of "Found Photographs of Ancestors" is
1. Found Photographs of Ancestors
2. The burden of crows
3. At Clonmacnoise
The Driftwood Manor are
Eddie Keenan: vocals, guitars, bouzouki, banjo, organ, keyboards, kaos pad.
David Colohan: bugle, Hmong tuen flute, tin whistle, low whistle, vocals.
All songs written and performed by The Driftwood Manor. Recorded by Mike O'Dowd at Lakeland Studios, Glasson, Athlone. Mastered by Steve Fanagan. Produced by The Driftwood Manor. Copyright 2010 The Driftwood Manor.
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