Released in 2013
The Space Between the Notes
Debut solo album consisting of 8 banjo tracks, 2 mandolin and 3 songs with 2 of the pieces being original.
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"I've always known Colm as a very accomplished and versatile banjo and mandolin player. On this recording, his playing is, as always, rich, full bodied and full of heart.... I wish him every success and hope that his recording captivates other listeners as much as it has done me.”. This is what accordion maestro Máirtín O'Connor has to say about the debut release by Colm Naughton, 'The Space Between the Notes'
Having spent all his life playing music, here is a recording that celebrates those years and those people who have influenced him. Colm is a multi-instrumentalist and demonstrates this well on the album by playing banjo, mandolin, bouzouki and guitar as well as singing. The album consists of seven banjo tracks, two mandolin and three songs and the material is drawn from a wide variety of sources. Traditional tunes are melded together seamlessly with tunes from some of the great composers in the tradition today including Tommy Peoples, Paddy Fahey, Richard Dwyer, Charlie Lennon and Liz Carroll. A set of tunes from the region of Asturias in the north of Spain, on which Colm plays mandolin and is joined on fiddle by his brother Finbarr, gives a nod to a time in Galway when he lived with a number of Spanish musicians. Other tracks include an American folk song and two pieces composed by Colm himself. The compositions include a waltz written for his wife Orlaith and a song written in memory of his late mother Nellie entitled, 'If You'd Ever Met'.