“Waiting for the Tide”, NoCrows’ fourth album, launches this Saturday, 24th May at The Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo. The first release since 2010’s “NoCrows on the Moon”, “Waiting for the Tide” came together on two trips to Sligo’s Coney Island.
The band’s line up has expanded to six in the past year: Sligo singer songwriter Ray Coen is the newest member. Likewise, violinist & composer Oleg Ponomarev, of Loyko, Yurodny and Koshka fame, has toured and recorded as a guest of NoCrows for some years now. Ponomarev’s Eastern European Gypsy influence in the group has grown over time and this recording features two of his compositions as well as original material from his five bandmates. Coen and Ponomarev add their own creative force to an already swirling melting pot of musical styles and cultures, driven by Swiss cellist/mandolinist Anna Houston, Carbonell’s manouche guitar stylings and bassist Eddie Lee’s driving lines. Waterboys fiddler and longtime Sligo resident, Steve Wickham, is a founder member of the ensemble and he makes a particularly poignant vocal tribute to his beloved Sligo’s beauty on his song “Rainbow over Sligo”. It is truly a Sligo album, written and recorded in Sligo, inspired by the place, its people and its beauty.
Anna Houston: mandolin, cello, dulcitone & vocals
Steve Wickham: fiddle, guitar, mandolin & vocals
Oleg Ponomarev: fiddle
Ray Coen: guitar, fiddle & vocals
Felip Carbonell: guitar & vocals
Eddie Lee: double bass, flute & percussion
Having spent nine years together, No Crows have had performances at some of Europe’s top festivals, including Glastonbury and Dranouter.
“Waiting for the Tide” will be officially launched at The Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo this Saturday, 24th May. Doors at 8pm | Tickets €18/€15.
For tour dates see www.nocrows.net.