For the past while I have been recording a blues band – Left, Right & Centre in my local, Frank Ryans Bar. With the generous permission of the lads the tracks were published weekly on the Frank Ryans website.
Unfortunately Left, Right & Centre finished their residency in May 2011, so I needed a new home for the mp3 files and here it is – at least until I sort out something more permanent (if ever!).
The only processing done is to chop up the recording into individual tracks, add a fade in/out and normalise the sound level. What you hear is what you’ll get every live every Thursday – warts, drunken punters ‘n’ all!
All tracks are published here with the kind permission of the artists – please respect their copyright. You are free to download them, add them to your music collection and generally spread them around (copy, burn, torrent, whatever) for personal non-commercial use. They are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
If you want them for any other use, just ask. You can use the comment form below to contact me.
The Farewell Gig
It is hard to believe that it’s been over two years since the lads took up residency. Since March 26th, 2009 Noel, Ed and John (joined by Trevor last year) have brought us Dublin’s best blues gig. And we don’t say that lightly.
Alas it all comes to an end and tonight was the last Left, Right & Centre gig in Frank Ryans – and what a send-off.
The lads of course continue to play, so watch out for them. Until then, from all of us at Frank Ryans, thanks for everything and all the best for the future. It’s been a cracking two years.
Continue reading Left Right & Centre @ Frank Ryans Bar 28/04/2011
John Quearney was away this week so Garvin Gallagher substituted on bass. As they say – “a change is as good as a rest” and Garvin added his own unique flavour to our favourite blues set.
Continue reading Left Right & Centre @ Frank Ryans Bar 21/04/2011
Updated 16/04/2011: I fixed an issue that was preventing people from downloading/playing individual tracks.
Seventeen of the best.
According to Tadgh, Ed recorded a version of Louie, Louie with Richard Berry (writer and composer of the song) for the BBC.
Continue reading Left Right & Centre @ Frank Ryans Bar 07/04/2011
Sixteen tracks and the return of Trevor.
Highlights this week: A long awaited Get Right Church and Like A Rolling Stone.
Continue reading Left Right & Centre @ Frank Ryans Bar 31/03/2011
Again work got in the way, so there is no recording of the Paddy’s Day gig.
Great gig and the sound was particularly good this Thursday. It’s a pity that Trevor couldn’t make it – the tinkle of the ivories would have been in with Bring It On Home. (Hope the back’s better Trev.)
Continue reading Left Right & Centre @ Frank Ryans Bar 24/03/2011
Noel, Ed, Trevor and John strut their stuff. Seventeen of the best, opening with a killer “Bring It On Home”.
“In years from now people will look back at these gigs and say something special happened here on Thursday nights…”
Continue reading Left Right & Centre @ Frank Ryans Bar 03/03/2011
The return of the four-piece…
With Trevor’s return from New York, we’re back to the four piece. Sixteen of the best this week. Continue reading Left Right & Centre @ Frank Ryans Bar 24/02/2011