The EP features covers of classic tracks by Samantha Mumba, Paul Brady, The Bothy Band, Thin Lizzy and Van Morrison.
Dublin-based neo-soul group Danny G & The Major 7ths have released a cover EP, Ceol for the soul.
The five-track EP reinterprets classic Irish songs by some of the country’s most influential artists, including Samantha Mumba, Paul Brady, The Bothy Band, Thin Lizzy and Van Morrison.
“There are so many great Irish songs from different genres – folk, rock, pop and traditional Irish music,” said Danny G. “I put a neo-soul touch on some of my favorites, just getting back to my traditional music roots. “
He explained that he played Irish flute and tin whistle on four of the tracks on the EP.
“All five of them are so rich and full of soul, and to my ears they are already soul songs,” he added.
The EP features guest artists Sive and Richard Farrell, who appear on the covers of “The Island” by Paul Brady and “Look What The Wind Blew In” by Thin Lizzy, respectively.
“I’ve known Sive for a long time and always wanted to do a track together,” he said of his collaboration with Sive. “Her voice is soft but strong and is perfectly suited to the melody of the song.”
“Richard Farrell is one of my oldest friends and collaborators, we used to play together in a band called History of Harry,” added Danny G. “He’s a real blues singer and I knew his energy and his palette would be perfect for this song. “
to listen Ceol for the soul below: