Splash of No Regrets
With over thirty years in the music industry and continually growing as an artist, Harry O'Donoghue remains steadfast in his role as journeyman, storyteller, songwriter and ambassador of contemporary and traditional Irish folk music. His is the story of old Ireland, infused with the freshness and world influences of a new century, his delivery subtle yet emotional and his attention to lyrical and musical detail exact. A Splash of No Regrets is Harry's first full studio recording since his critically acclaimed Sincerely album in 2005. The album was recorded at Grove Island Studio in Hawthorne, New Jersey by producer and mulit-instrumentalist Gabriel Donohue and features stellar performances by Joanie Madden on whistles and flutes, Marion Makens on backing vocals and Gabriel on guitars and piano. The CD includes four original pieces from Harry, one of which is the haunting instrumental Snow on Millmount. Three traditional songs, two old school classics and two contemporary songs from writers Jimmy MacCarthy, and Kieran Goss begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting are also included. A beautiful arrangement of Rod McKeun's Love's Been Good to Me rounds out the project. "A facile guitarist with a gentle lilt in his strong, clear voice, contemporary folk and acoustic pop roll off his fingers and tongue with ease, yet he's also equally at home with the traditional hymns, jigs and reels of his homeland." - Jim Reed, Connect Savannah "...congratulations on a great album and a beautiful version of Reasons to Leave. The singing is great and the production is first class." - Kieran Goss, Singer, Songwriter "Harry comes out with a guitar and he's just got this way about him. He's very personable, with a beautiful voice." - Peter Shannon, Conductor, Savannah Philharmonic.