Americana goes all Celtic! Recording with singer-songwriter Matt Creer
I occasionally perform with Manx singer-songwriter Matt Creer, who writes Americana songs with beautiful close harmonies. Matt’s coming to the end of recording his second full-length album (for which he has truly pulled out all the stops, working with some great guest artists and traditional Manx/Scottish musicians) and invited me into the studio a few days ago to record the final song before the record goes to be mastered! The song is in Manx Gaelic – it’s a translation of Matt’s original song ‘Signal Fire’ – and it’s great to hear the Manx language being intertwined with the Americana music genre! I’m on a mission to persuade Matt to learn Manx, one nudge at a time 🙂
We recorded in a nifty vocal booth constructed from an old cupboard, but it certainly did the trick! Here we are below…
If you live on the Isle of Man you can catch us performing together on Saturday 25th October; we’ll be supporting well-known English folk duo Gilmore and Roberts at Jabberwocky from 8pm!
For more on Matt and his music, visit www.mattcreer.com or check him out on Facebook/Twitter!