NEW TUNES Coda will launch their second album in Westport tomorrow night.
‘Train of Spirits’, the much-anticipated second album from Coda, a seven-strong all-male group, is now available. The CD was produced by the legendary Donal Lunny and recorded in the Clew Bay Studios, Westport.
Coda have been steadily gaining a reputation for their mesmerising a cappella arrangements, beautiful songs and accomplished instrumental accompaniment, including guitar, banjo, mandolin, djembe, flute, low whistle or harmonica.
The genesis of the ‘Train of Spirits’ began like many great ideas, in a pub. Following a Coda gig on Inishbofin, Donal and Coda members chatted about the possibility of collaboration. “I was initially worried about the potential problems of seven different vocal parts and up to four instrumental parts happening together,” says Lunny, but I needn’t have worried. It all made elegant sense in the end.”
The album features an eclectic mix of self-penned, contemporary folk and traditional songs all arranged by Coda, engineered by Bartholomew de Boer and produced by Donal Lunny.
The ‘Train of Spirits’ CD launch takes place tomorrow night (Wednesday), December 13, in Matt Molloy’s Yard Bar with Coda and special guest Donal Lunny. Door open at 8pm.