‘Sparks Of The Divine’, released Friday 7th February, is the first offering from Ultan Conlon’s eagerly anticipated 4th studio album, ‘There’s A Waltz’.
Conlon says, “’Sparks of the Divine’ is a love song dedicated to the consistency of a loving, supportive relationship throughout the supposed drudgery of everyday life, relishing in simplicity and contentment.”
His upcoming record, ‘There’s A Waltz’, produced by acclaimed Bluegrass and Grammy winner Sean Watkins (Nicklecreek, the Watkins Family Hour), was recorded in LA at the storied Heritage Studios, in just over two days to capture that timeless sound and classic album feel.
Ultan and Sean recorded the album with some of the top session players in Los Angeles including Don Heffington – Drums (Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Ron Sexsmith, Percy Sledge), Sebastian Steinberg – Bass, Double Bass (Iron and Wine, Neil Diamond, Neil Finn, KD Lang), Gabe Witcher – Fiddle (Punch Brothers, Dave Rawlings Machine, Paul Simon, Beck), Rich Hinman – Pedal Steel (KD Lang, St.Vincent), Sara Watkins -Backing Vocals (Nicklecreek, I’m With Her, Watkins Family Hour) and Tyler Chester – B3, Piano (Jackson Browne, Andrew Bird).
The album was mixed in Nashville by Collin Dupuis and mastered at RCA by John Baldwin.
February 16th – Black Gate Cultural Centre, Galway
April 4th – Gealach Gorm Festival, Kill, Waterford
May 22nd – The Workman’s Club, Dublin
May 23rd – The Stables (Smiddy’s), Mullingar, Westmeath
May 24th – Coughlan’s, Cork
May 29th – Saltwater Festival, Westport, Mayo
October 22nd – Suirfest, Clonmel, Tipperary