10 August 2015
Well, would you look at the last date I posted! Our old site, though very beautiful, was a divil to update and such hassle that I threw my hat at it and directed everyone to my facebook page. Since then I’ve created a new band page www.facebook.com/greenshinepeople so you can catch up on our day to day doings there. One very big and important update is that we have reduced the price of our cds to be closer to what you would pay if you bought them from ourselves in person. We just charge a little for postage, so THAT should please anyone who’d like to own some of our music. Go to the shop and links pages for details.
Lots has happened to keep us busy and, largely, happy since the 2013 post. For a start we launched Greenshine as a band and although Noel and I often play as a duo still, we have been concentrating a lot of our energies on the band with Ellie. Our album of the same name was a pleasure to make and although it’s extremely hard work, it’s very gratifying to record your own music, put it out and for it to do well and get you a larger audience than ever before. (See the media page for lovely endorsements from the likes of Christy Moore and Sharon Shannon along with some live reviews of the music). Now it’s two years on, two years filled with the most lovely concerts in some really special venues, and here we are hitting the studio again for our second Greenshine album. As usual the problem will be deciding what to put on and what to leave off to make an album that hangs together well. I still believe in full albums and thoughtful running orders, I guess I’m just old fashioned like that. I believe you should be able to put on track one and listen until the last track and hear the thing as a whole piece and for it to make sense. For those of you who like to just cherry pick the tracks you like best, you have the digital option on the links page. Over the next while I’ll be putting up the lyrics to our cd on the lyrics page. Tis all ahead of me.
So. What’s coming up for Greenshine? Music, music, music and trying to get to grips with technology. I have yet to make a successful Youtube….that’s next on the list…but, sure, Rome wasn’t built in a day. In the meantime we hope you enjoy the new site and please feel free to get in touch and chat. All the best to you and your’s. Mary G.