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Solid Ground

by Shane Mulchrone

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Artwork by Maurice Gunning with photography by John Rowland, Abigail Gawith, and Owen O'Grady. Featuring a 12-page-booklet designed by Maurice Gunning with sleeve notes by Shane Mulchrone

    Includes unlimited streaming of Solid Ground via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 18 Raelach Records releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Portland Bow, Rogha Raelach Volume 1, Decade, Dúchas, Solid Ground, Faha Rain, Roscanna, The Irish Concertina 3: Live in New York., and 10 more. , and , .

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Shane Mulchrone: Banjo, Tenor Guitar
Jack Talty: Piano, Bass Concertina
Noel O'Grady: Bouzouki
Heather Cole-Mullen: Melodeon

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“one of the best banjo records in recent memory…a must-have…’Solid Ground’ is an excellent album that I think every banjo player should own. Mulchrone’s playing is tasteful and inventive, and his sound is brilliant....Definitely recommended!
-Daniel Neely, The Irish Echo

"A solid debut...in an intelligently assembled recital played with consummate technique...finger-pickin' good"

"Probably one of the world’s most unjustly maligned instruments in the hands of a master the banjo takes on new life and without doubt Shane Mulchrone is just hat – a man who not only knows his way around the instrument but able to give it multiple shades of both light and dark.
‘Solid Ground’ is an album that will not only change the minds of many about banjo music but will ensure Mulchrone’s name remains among the ranks of ‘masters of their art’”.
-Charlie Elland, FolkWords

“In an age when commercial Irish banjo music has drifted towards Celt-Grass this collection from Mulchrone reminds us of the joy that the banjo has been bringing to traditional music for nearly a century.”
-Sean Laffey, Irish Music Magazine

"Oh, this is just lovely! Buy this great CD, and prove that not all those unkind banjo jokes are true!"
-Rod Stradling, Musical Traditions

​"Solid Ground is as close to easy-listening banjo as you are likely to find. This is his first recording, but is unlikely to be his last I'd say"
-Alex Monaghan, The Living Tradition

"There is a wonderful personality in the music of Solid Ground"
-Derek Copley, Irish Music Magazine


released February 23, 2018

Produced by Jack Talty and Shane Mulchrone
Recorded, mixed, and mastered between 2014 and 2015 in Raelach Studios, Lissycasey by Jack Talty.
Artwork by Maurice Gunning.
Booklet and Portrait photography by John Rowland
'Neiphin' Photograph by Abigail Gawith.
Cover Photo by Owen O'Grady


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