Ancient Music Ireland has studied many surviving old music traditions. For this track, five Irish and English bronze horns and trumpets were brought together each playing different sections in a rhythmic pattern to make up a single tune. The idea was influenced by recordings of Ugandan Court musicians playing side blown animal horns in 1950AD. The combination, achieved through over-tracking, works very well and may indicate one of the ways in which these horns and trumpets could have been played in their own time.
Simon O’Dwyer – dord íseal, dord ard, adharc ‘A’, adharc ‘B’, Sussex horn
Rod Callan – engineering, mastering, post mastering
Recorded at ‘The Works’ studio, Dublin, Ireland, May 2002