Cathy Davey is taking it all back to essentials and for 2018 will be presenting her Bare Bones Tour.
The tour features just Cathy and two of her closest musical allies, Derren Dempsey on guitar and Stephen Kiernan on drums. The show and album will feature hit favourites like Little Red and Sing For Your Supper, but fans will also be treated to a brand new music.
This is a tour that Cathy has been longing to do for a long time, as she explains, “This stripped down set is where I’m at, at the moment. My new songs are very exposed and raw, unashamedly anti-lush. The nakedness of the Bare Bones setup suits me much better now that I’m older and feels less vulnerable”
Cathy his launching her 2018 Bare Bones Tour with a very special show in Dublin’s Unitarian Church on Stephen’s Green on Friday March 23rd. This show will be recorded and released on vinyl for Record Store Day – April 21st.
Vinyl is thriving in Ireland but it’s about to go into a new orbit with the arrival of Dublin Vinyl – a world class facility which has been pressing records since December. Turning this album around
on vinyl in such a short time wouldn’t be possible without them and they’re delighted to be involved. As Hugh Scully explains, “We’re always looking for interesting projects to work on in Dublin Vinyl, and Cathy has created an idea that we’re delighted to be able to bring to life.” Cathy is thrilled that she’ll be able to record, master and press her album in Dublin.
Record Store Day is vinyl lover’s Christmas and is huge in Ireland as national organiser Stephen Judge explains. “ Forty Six shops around Ireland take part in Record Store Day and it’s a huge day for all involved. Cathy’s album project is exactly what Record Store Day is about and it’s this kind of exciting out of the box thinking which drives people into shops on April 21st. We’re delighted she’s doing this.”
About DUBLIN VINYL:
Dublin Vinyl is the first new major pressing plant to open in Ireland in a generation. Located in Glasnevin, it has a capacity of over 100,000 records per month and has already has customers from all over the world. Dublin Vinyl was founded by former club DJ and promoter Hugh Scully and musician/booking agent Donagh Molloy.
About RECORD STORE DAY:
Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica. https://recordstoreday.ie