Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon

We are going on a short tour with Villagers around Ireland this December,

14th. Galway Seapoint Leisure Land

16th. Cork The Savoy

17th. Dublin Vicar Street

I thought it would be nice to let you hear a track that Conor O Brien and I made together a while ago, with Glenn Keating providing drums and advice afterwards. The original plan was for me and Conor to take a song of each of ours and let the other one embellish it. Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon was a track I had written a while back on acoustic guitar, one night Conor came to my house and we stayed up all night recording, turning it into a different beast. It was a really magical night, constantly working until morning and then we had the basic bones of the track, I kind of let it sit on my hard drive for a good long time but then when these gigs came along Glenn and me took the track into his studio and recorded some extra drums and synths. Then I took it home to Malmo and mixed it myself in my little studio there. I'm classing this as a home mix. I'm not sure if it will end up any place else or even it might get remixed some place else, but either way I hope you enjoy it, and thanks a lot to Conor and Glenn for being such musical inspirations to me. Richie Photo by Emelie Lidstrom, Ribbon text by Matthew Bolger

Posted on December 5, 2013 .

Short Eastern European tour with Lisa Hannigan

I just got back from a short trip to Slovakia and Ostravia in Czech Republic, playing a couple of gigs with Lisa Hannigan. Organised by an old friend Jens Uhl and his amazing wife Cristel, it was a lot of fun to try out some new songs on the audiences who were really attentive and even put up with my below par attempts at on-stage jokes. Hearing Lisa sing each night and getting to sing and play bass with her was great fun altogether, and hanging out with Una Molloy from Turning Pirate is always the best. you can check out some pictures from both gigs below, the Slovakia shots are taken by Ivi Rebova and the Ostravia shots by Matyas Theur.  Richie 

Posted on December 1, 2013 .