NEW VIDEO: "LONG YEARS AGO"
Featuring Lillias Slade (Matthew's Grandmother) & Teresa Ennis
LONG YEARS AGO (Traditional, arranged by Matthew Byrne & Billy Sutton). Shot & Directed by Tom Cochrane.
I learned this one from Mom, who learned it from my Grandmother. It's one of my favourites from her repertoire and perhaps the happiest sounding sad songs I know. In 1976 Mom made a brilliant cassette recording of my Grandmother Slade singing at the kitchen table. She was a great singer with a wonderful repertoire of traditional songs. We used a short clip from that recording to start of this video. I often sing this one unaccompanied, as she did, but I went for a full arrangement for the CD and I was very grateful to have my good friend Teresa Ennis provide some beautiful harmonies.
Fall Tour Dates
SEPTEMBER 6-9 | St. John's, Ferryland, Bay Bulls, Freshwater, NL @ Seamus Creagh Festival
SEPTEMBER 28-30 | Grass Valley, CA @ KVMR Celtic Festival
OCTOBER 5 | Washington, DC @ Folklore Society of Great Washington (*w/ The Fretless)
OCTOBER 6 | Westminster, MD @ Carroll Arts Center (*w/ The Fretless)
OCTOBER 7 | Frostburg, MD @ Frostburg State University
OCTOBER 11 | Twillingate, NL @ MusicNL Showcase
OCTOBER 17 | Campbell River, BC @ Otter's Holt Concerts
OCTOBER 18 | Qualicum Beach, BC @ Beaton House
OCTOBER 19 | Victoria, BC @ Oak Bay Recreation Centre
OCTOBER 21 | Madeira Park, BC @ Pender Harbour Music Society (2pm matinee)
OCTOBER 21 | Vancouver, BC @ Rogue Folk Club
NOVEMBER 9 | New York, NY @ Folk Song Society of New York
NOVEMBER 14 | Parry Sound, ON @ Trestle Brewing Company
NOVEMBER 16 & 17 | Toronto, ON @ Hugh's Room (*Stan Rogers Tribute Concert)
NOVEMBER 18 | Ottawa, ON @ Rosemount Hall