Farewell Future Wives
Irish singer/songwriter Ronan Swift's debut CD "Farewell Future Wives" in Ireland is now available but will be launched formally in September 2009 through independent stores in Ireland and on the web. The album is manufactured by Cino Resso Communications and marketed by Shandon Records. The theme of the new album is the old-fashioned business of courtship. It uses a variety of settings and approaches - musical, lyrical and conceptual - to capture the highs and lows of finding a soul mate (or even something less profound) in the first decade of a new 'minnellium'. From full band tracks to more intimate solo performances, from a Henry Purcell male voice choir to a 10 minute epic set on New Year's Eve 1999, variety is the spice of this release. Using different song styles, spoken anecdotes and Ronan's naturally inviting storytelling lyrics, the listener is introduced to a colourful troupe of protagonists and onlookers. There's the "west London fop" of You're Havin' A Baby, an Italian sweetheart in European Union, the Awful Man on the Tottenham Court Road, a national school mummy (Adulterous Thoughts) and a herd of Fresian cows (Interrupted By Cattle). Produced by Ronan Swift & Giles Packham Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Giles Packham Ronan Swift - Vocal, Acoustic Guitar Dara O'Brien - Electric & Acoustic Guitar Eoin O'Brien - Electric & Acoustic Guitar Josh Johnston - Piano Bill Blackmore - Trumpet & Flugelhorn Malachy Robinson - Double Bass Dermot Sheehan - Tablas on European Union Chris Gavin - Additional Acoustic Guitar John Gavin - Awful Man Anecdote.