The concept of Gan Ainm is to combine traditional music with poetry in a meaningful theme. The aim is to develop a real feel for the history and feeling of the literature and music. We aim to present a deeper picture of the music than a collection of randomly selected tunes can and to integrate the poetical literature of Ireland and Scotland into the work.

Gan Ainm comprised 3 musicians based in England in 2006. The album was rush recorded in 3 sessions of 3 hours each. Unfortunately we had a rehearsal time of only two weeks before we recorded it as I was due to leave the Uk to return to Ireland. That's why its not great quality, some of the playing is ropey and there's the odd out of tune string. Despite that, I spent alot of time mixing it and trying to make it presentable so as to hopefully attract new players who would be interested in re-recording it and working on new material.

If you only have time for a quick browse I recommend tracks 9, 10 and 13 as good examples.

If you like them please listen to the rest, read the notes, enjoy and share with your friends.

If you are interested in working with Gan Ainm in the future as a musician or speaker please email the following address: