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Aidan Crossey New Octave Mandola/Mandolin recording (9) RE: New Octave Mandola/Mandolin recording 15 Oct 04

I thought I'd got across the fact that it's a little "underproduced" on the website. I'm in two minds about it's "rough'n'ready"-ness. At the end of the day, I don't always have a lot of time available to make these wee CDs and so I can't spend ages and ages doing umpteen takes. So what emerges is quite honest.   I can hardly bear to listen to the recordings once they're put together; it's a lot of hard work and sometimes, to my ears, the outcome doesn't always sound as if it reflects the work that's gone into them. Still ...

The last track is, indeed, a snippet of my granda, John Crossey singing "The Star Of Donegal". He had just about enough breath left in him at the time to get through this and a few other snatches of songs. But I often think of him when I'm making music; he'd have loved the crack!

Be good ... Aidan

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