THE DRIFTWOOD Manor will launch their new EP with a gig upstairs in the Róisín Dubh on Tuesday August 17 at 9pm.
The Driftwood Manor are the Irish avant-folk project based around vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Eddie Keenan. The EP, entitled, Holy Ghost, is released on the independent Galway label Rusted Rail.
Keenan worked with a number of long-time collaborators including co-producer Steve Fanagan to create the EP which mixes the darker side of American folk and its relation to Irish traditional music.
Although initially intended to be an incredibly stark record with little instrumentation, the songs took on new layers of skin over the course of the winter months during which it was recorded.
After adding a plethora of instruments in Fanagan’s home studio, Keenan called in Resurrection Fern’s Bean Dolan, fiddler Neil Fitzgibbon, and vocalist Anne Marie Hynes to add their own touch to proceedings.
Holy Ghost is a 3in CD EP which is housed in a hand-assembled and hand-stamped card sleeve. The cover features a photograph shot by labelmate Yawning Chasm. It featiures six tracks - ‘After The Fall’, ‘Bury Me Alive’, ‘Gone Devil’, ‘I Would Lose You Still’, ‘Mountains Slowly Collapsing’, and ‘ The Devil is My Brother’.
Admission is €5. Holy Ghost is available via mail-order from www.rustedrail.com - and from select independent retailers.