Courting Is A Pleasure

from by Jarlath Henderson



1/Courting is a Pleasure
A story of false love, alcohol, gambling and emigration that I attribute to Armagh singer Roisin White. A version was also noted under the title 'Farewell Ballymoney' in Sam Henry's Songs of the People. Sam's collection of songs is considered invaluable in the North of Ireland, the place where I was born and raised. I can't think of a more appropriate way to begin this album than with a gem from this fine collection.


from Hearts Broken, Heads Turned, track released March 30, 2016
Jarlath: Vocals, fluteDuncan: Hohner Pianet T, Moog Sub Phatty, Hamish: Yamaha CP80Innes: Guitar, fiddleAndrea: Sampled and sequenced pipe noises (bellows pumping sounds, bag and valve clicks, air gushes, regulator key noises)Jason: Re-sampling and effects



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Jarlath Henderson Glasgow, UK

The youngest ever winner of the BBC Young Folk Award, back in 2003, multi-instrumentalist and singer Jarlath Henderson has since won further acclaim in his firebrand partnership with Ross Ainslie. . His hotly-anticipated solo debut, Hearts Broken, Heads Turned, launched at Celtic Connections 2016, comprises bold yet sensitive arrangements of traditional song. ... more

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