Monday, July 27, 2020

'Old Tyme Gospel' evening, Sunday 12th July

My brother and I were invited to home-record a lockdown session of old gospel songs and hymns and associated stories for 'Radio Boyne' which was a 4 day internet radio broadcast by the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, to support their '12th At Home' initiative this year due to coronavirus. It was one-take, no edits, no fancy effects, unscripted and about as raw as you can get.

Our piece was broadcast on the evening of Sunday 12th July and is now available as a 'listen again' feature here, as two half hours. We later recorded a second live version of the final track, The Old Rugged Cross, in a key that worked better for our voices. It is online on Soundcloud here.

All four days of broadcasts are also available, lots of excellent material. (pic above by Graham Baalham-Curry)