Stripping it right back to the bare bones, Cathy Davey announces her latest release, ‘Live At Dublin Unitarian Church’, which captures the magic of a live Cathy Davey show. The album shows the magic of Cathy’s music with stripped down versions of hit favourites ‘Little Red’ and ‘Sing For Your Supper’ with just three musicians taking on this feat, Cathy and two of her closest musical allies, Derren Dempsey on guitar and Stephen Kiernan on drums. Fans will also be treated to a brand new music, one song ‘Never Before’ written and recorded for the Road Safety Authority speeding campaign, and ‘Uninsurable’, not only recorded for the first time but debuted in the church that wonderful night.
Cathy recorded the album with a very special show in a sold out Dublin Unitarian Church on Stephen’s Green on March 23rd, 2018. The show was recorded by Andy Knightley (David Gray) and will be released on vinyl for Record Store Day – April 21st.
Cathy said of the live album recording “Derren had a broken wrist during this gig, which he wasn’t even aware of until the next day. I had a throat infection which made the 180 people in the audience root for me in a way that changed the whole atmosphere, and in turn, changed our performance. This recording is the sum of its parts. Flawed and magic.”
Vinyl is thriving in Ireland but it’s about to go into a new orbit with the arrival of Dublin Vinyl – a world class facility which has been pressing records since December. Turning this album around on vinyl in such a short time wouldn’t be possible without owners Hugh Scully and Donogh Molloy, who are thrilled to be involved. As Hugh explains, “We’re always looking for interesting projects to work on in Dublin Vinyl, and Cathy has created an idea that we’re delighted to be able to bring to life.” Cathy is thrilled that she’ll be able to record, master and press her album in Dublin.
Record Store Day is vinyl lover’s Christmas and is huge in Ireland as national organiser Stephen Judge explains. “Forty-Six shops around Ireland take part in Record Store Day and it’s a huge day for all involved. Cathy’s album project is exactly what Record Store Day is about and it’s this kind of exciting creative thinking that drives people into shops on April 21st. We’re delighted she’s doing this.”
Cathy will be appearing at WOW benefit for Aidlink in Whelan’s on April 26th as well as appearing at the inaugural Vinyl Festival at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on May 6th, 2018. Cathy also plays Balrothery Church on October 13th, 2018.