MORE POWER TO YOUR ELBOW- Charity Christmas Single “Alive Alive O”
-Available to download now on iTunes-
All proceeds go towards The Irish Guide Dog Association (IGDA)
On the weekend of Nov 23rd Celtic Trad-rock power group More Power to Your Elbow launched their new charity Single “Alive Alive O” in Copper Face Jacks, Dublin’s premiere nightclub, in aid of The Irish Guide Dog Association (IGDA) in which all download proceeds will be going direct to the charity.
Resident dj Sean Daly Of Copper Face Jacks was the first to spin of the song on the night, and it will be a regular addition to his playlist every night, leading up to Christmas for this truly great cause.
“More Power to your Elbow” is a phrase used by the Irish to convey their typically energetic enthusiasm for a job well done. It’s a full-blooded endorsement, which asks for more of the same…you can never have too much of a good thing. As it happens, “More Power to your Elbow” is also a name aptly chosen by the members of an eight-piece Celtic Rock band from counties Tyrone, Armagh and Derry in the North of Ireland.
They could be variously defined, as a folk orchestra with a blazing array of electro-acoustic instruments or as full-on rockers, with driving drums and a dizzy rhythm and lead section. One thing is for sure, they will rattle your speakers because everything they do combines the inherent wizardry of Irish traditional with the musical muscle of rock.
More Power to Your Elbow are well known to home audiences and they have an appreciative fan base in areas as diverse as the USA, France and Norway. To date the band have recorded two albums which have received critical acclaim. The current album “Until the Last Note Fades” takes their music in new and exciting directions. Recorded by legendary producer Mudd Wallace, “Until the Last Note Fades” is a powerhouse fusion of Irish /Scottish style music with rock, reggae and other cosmopolitan forms. The end result is a tantalising journey through the quirky songwriting of Gerry Cunningham and the sophisticated arrangements, compositions and reworkings contributed by all eight of the band members. It is a delight to hear and you won’t be able to sit still!!
More Power to your Elbow intend to bring their refreshing and energetic style to the widest audience possible and the new Album “Until the Last Note Fades” is just the way to do it! It’s an intriguing catalogue of original songs and sets that capture the essence of the musical message about creating powerful energy around the delicate demands of a tradition handed down through many generations.
They crank it up and roll it out in a very original way. By no means are they to be seen as your standard Celtic Rock band. Their arrangements and musicianship pay homage to the traditional art form with a great integrity, yet the material is fresh, energetic, highly enjoyable to listen to, but impossible to sit still to… you will want to jump!
Catch them if you get the chance……..you can never have too much of a good thing.
Listen to the album on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/goodseedpr/sets/mpe
To Make a donation towards this great Charity and to support the wonderful work they do please see details below:
Name: Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind
Charity No: CHY6006
Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind | Model Farm Road, Cork