The Long Notes
With a distinctive Folk, Roots and Celtic Music theme, The Long Notes' ensemble synergy magically surpasses the sum of its parts, with captivating arrangements of Irish, Scottish, French-Canadian, Galician, Quebecois and Old-Timey tunes. In addition, The Long Notes have honed their writing skills producing some stunning original compositions.
Almost 5 years together, The Long Notes uniquely represent Ireland, England, and Scotland not only in their music but also their heritage. Their line-up include Scottish born fiddler Jamie Smith (Beneche), Irish born accordionist Colette O'Leary (Bumblebees), London-Irish banjo/mandolin player Brian Kelly (Shane McGowan and The Popes) and English born Alex Percy (Beltane). They all met at local sessions in Camden, one the great epicentre's of live music in London.
"The Long Notes make a wonderfully full sound: on their own they are a compact class act, live or recorded."(Irish Music Magazine)