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  • Brendan Power Harmonica
    White 2009 The Bulgarian Project 2011 Wriggle Writhe 2011 New Chinese Harmonica 2012 Harp to Harp 2015 Video Teaching Philosophy Tasters Gigs Power Combs Hohner Customer Feedback Geek Zone About State of The Harp Track List Dawn to Dusk Again Again The Rights of Man Deep C Groove New River Gorge God Bless the Child Jig Jazz Swamp Funk Thing Card Shark Shuffle King of the Fairies Click a link to listen CD MP3 ALBUM My first commercial album recorded in 1989 and released in 1990 by Jayrem Records My dad lent me most of the money to record it for which I ll always be grateful It was a chance to bring in some favorite players from the local Auckland music scene of the time there was a lot of talent around especially in the young Polynesian musicians and it was a privilege to work with them in the studio Check out in particular the scary playing of the young Cook Islands guitarist Tere Ngaeruaiti 18 years old at the time The excellent sound quality and production on the album are down to engineer and co producer Steve Garden who also played drums and did the Hockney esque photo

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  • Brendan Power Harmonica
    Wriggle Writhe 2011 New Chinese Harmonica 2012 Harp to Harp 2015 Video Teaching Philosophy Tasters Gigs Power Combs Hohner Customer Feedback Geek Zone About HARMONICA NIGHTS Track List I Know Him So Well Baby Can I Hold You Stand By Me Cavatina That s What Friends Are For I Just Called To Say I Love You Hepburn Days Shenandoah Dawn to Dusk I ll Be Right Here Waiting For You What a Wonderful World The Music of the Night Three Irish Tunes How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You Albatross Click a link to listen CD MP3 ALBUM This is an easy listening album of mostly well known tunes recorded in Auckland in 1990 I was asked to do it by James Moss as a condition of releasing my self financed album of mostly original stuff State of the Harp on his label Jayrem Records When James shopped SOTH around in the industry people he spoke to liked it but advised him that if he wanted to make any money out of me I should record an album of hit song tunes It was a style of music and a concept I hadn t thought of before but

    Original URL path: http://www.brendan-power.com/HarmonicaNights.php (2016-02-09)
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  • Brendan Power Harmonica
    Music from Riverdance 1996 Two Trains Running 2000 Iron Lung 2002 Tradish 2004 BP the Swingfellas 2006 Back to Back 2008 Lament for the 21st Century 2008 Power White 2009 The Bulgarian Project 2011 Wriggle Writhe 2011 New Chinese Harmonica 2012 Harp to Harp 2015 Video Teaching Philosophy Tasters Gigs Power Combs Hohner Customer Feedback Geek Zone About Digging In Track List Heatseeker Space Harp The Swan Onion Blues Lorraine s Dream The Breakup Breakdown Hakanoa Hideaway In the Mountains of Holland Past Tense V for Blues He Ain t Heavy He s My Brother Click a link to listen MP3 ALBUM Digging In is a very eclectic album too eclectic for its own good some would say It switches from hard rock to anguished teeth grinding avant garde solo soundscapes to smooth jazz to roots blues to celtic Such diversity comes naturally to me but is perhaps not the best marketing strategy Digging In was released in New Zealand Australia in 1991 Sadly the retailers were confused about where to place this record in their shelves and it never quite managed double platinum status Personally I m proud of the playing and production on the individual tracks 75 are

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  • Brendan Power Harmonica
    Project 2011 Wriggle Writhe 2011 New Chinese Harmonica 2012 Harp to Harp 2015 Video Teaching Philosophy Tasters Gigs Power Combs Hohner Customer Feedback Geek Zone About HARMONICA AFTER HOURS Track List Georgia On My Mind Without You Midnight on the Water House of the Rising Sun The Shadow of Your Smile If When I Fall In Love Tuxedo Junction Excerpt from Vivadi s Four Seasons Lean On Me Summertime Love Letters Moon River Rondeau From the 1st Symphonic Suite by Mouret Baker Street Wichita Lineman Theme From Northern Exposure Hine E Hine Click a link to listen CD MP3 ALBUM This album was recorded in London in 1993 in the home studio of jazz pianist Geoff Castle After the commercial success of Harmonica Nights James Moss of Jayrem Records wanted a follow up and Geoff seemed the ideal person to record with He can play with panache just about any style of music you throw at him and is an experienced recording engineer to boot Even though easy listening isn t my first choice of genre I was pleased with the job we did on a modest budget Geoff s swing and incredible versatility ranging from Rn B piano to

    Original URL path: http://www.brendan-power.com/HarmonicaAfterHours.php (2016-02-09)
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  • Brendan Power Harmonica
    Drunken Landlady The Wind that Shakes the Barley John Stenson s No 2 The Sailor s Bonnet The Banshee Paddy Clancy s Jig Moyasta Junction The Bird in the Bush Tom Ward s Downfall Craig s Pipes Si Bheag Si Mhor Go to the Devil and Shake Yourself The Maid Behind the Bar The Corner House The Rights of Man The Connachman s Rambles My Darling Asleep The Kesh Jig Lord Inchiquin Click a link to listen CD MP3 ALBUM This album started out intended as an instructional cassette on how to play Irish tunes on the harmonica Dave Mallinson well known in the English folk scene for his successful range of tutor books and tapes for celtic musical instruments heard me playing a few Irish tunes in solo shows and suggested a collaboration with guitarist producer Chris Newman to make an instructional tape A couple of months later Chris and I got started after the first day we were having too much fun to stop at an instructional cassette so we persuaded Dave to invest a bit more and put the project out as a CD on his new label Punch Records Though it got very little promotion the

    Original URL path: http://www.brendan-power.com/NewIrishHarmonica.php (2016-02-09)
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  • Brendan Power Harmonica
    Chinese Harmonica 2012 Harp to Harp 2015 Video Teaching Philosophy Tasters Gigs Power Combs Hohner Customer Feedback Geek Zone About Blow In Track List Jig Jazz King of the Fairies The Bucks of Oranmore Carrobery Three Reels Kuroda Bushi The Breakup Breakdown The Corkscrew Bar Room Deception Cormac s Reels My Lagan Love CD Stealer Dillpickle Rag Soldiers March to Town The Rights of Man Kerb Krawler Click a link to listen MP3 ALBUM In early 1995 I was commissioned to do the soundtrack for the Irish feature film Guiltrip a disturbing movie about love deceit and murder in a small Irish town John Dunford of Hummingbird Records suggested making an album to coincide with the film s release later that year so I did some extra recording in Dublin and added a couple of tracks from New Zealand sessions that had never been commercially released These were added to selected tunes from the film soundtrack Blow In is a term the Irish have for an outsider who visits and then sticks around and in a musical sense that s what I d become as most of my work was coming from Irish sources by that time as a result

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  • Brendan Power Harmonica
    Lament for the 21st Century 2008 Power White 2009 The Bulgarian Project 2011 Wriggle Writhe 2011 New Chinese Harmonica 2012 Harp to Harp 2015 Video Teaching Philosophy Tasters Gigs Power Combs Hohner Customer Feedback Geek Zone About DAWN TO DUSK Track List Lorraine s Dream The Swan Past Tense Midnight on the Water Albatross Slip Into Spring The Rights of Man Deep C Groove King of the Fairies Countess Cathleen

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  • Brendan Power Harmonica
    Tradish 2004 BP the Swingfellas 2006 Back to Back 2008 Lament for the 21st Century 2008 Power White 2009 The Bulgarian Project 2011 Wriggle Writhe 2011 New Chinese Harmonica 2012 Harp to Harp 2015 Video Teaching Philosophy Tasters Gigs Power Combs Hohner Customer Feedback Geek Zone About JIG JAZZ Track List The Drunken Landlady Set The Tip of the Iceberg The Tonguetwister Three Irish Jigs Lorraine s Dream Mary and the Soldier Caliope House Crowley s Reel The Jolly Beggerman Hakanoa Hideaway Dawn to Dusk The Chopped Up Onion Blues Jig Jazz Swamp Funk Thing My Lagan Love Click a link to listen MP3 ALBUM Jig Jazz is a self financed album recorded live to DAT master in 1996 by myself and guitarist Frank Kilkelly to sell at our live shows Frank is from Castlebar on Ireland s west coast and grew up playing jigs and reels However he also developed an interest and great skill in the Hot Club style of jazz guitar and so was well equipped to come up with interesting accompaniments for my eclectic repertoire We toured quite a bit together before I got committed sic to the Riverdance show and this CD was recorded live

    Original URL path: http://www.brendan-power.com/JigJazz.php (2016-02-09)
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