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Fractured Air 43: Seán Mac Erlaine “Music To Lean On”

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The Dublin-based woodwind composer (saxophonist and clarinetist) and music producer Seán Mac Erlaine is one of Ireland’s best-loved musicians and composers. Mac Erlaine has released two solo albums to date: 2012’s ‘Long After The Music Is Gone’ and 2014’s ‘A slender song’ (both released by highly acclaimed Irish label Ergodos). Mac Erlaine is also a member of the Irish/Swedish four-piece This Is How We Fly (alongside Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Petter Berndalen and Nic Gareiss) and has collaborated with numerous musicians in the past in both live and studio settings (The Gloaming, Bill Frisell, Lisa Hannigan, The Smith Quartet, Iarla O’Lionaird). This Is How We Fly have toured extensively internationally promoting their debut self-titeld album (having been released at the end of 2013 via Playing With Music). The annual site-specific Dublin-based Bottlenote Festival – a celebration of live improvisation where both national and international artists are invited to perform – is also co-run by Mac Erlaine.


Fractured Air 43: Seán Mac Erlaine “Music To Lean On”

To listen on Mixcloud:án-mac-erlaine-music-to-lean-on/


“These are musicians I feel I can trust, to lean on, to deliver the goods when you might need them. I hope some other listeners find some of the same things here as I do.”

—Seán Mac Erlaine, September 2015



01. Vinicio Capossela ‘Abbandonato (Los ejes de mi carreta)’ [La Cùpa]
02. Jon Balke ‘O Andalusin’ [ECM]
03. Bob Dylan ‘I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine’ [Columbia]
04. Jan Bang ‘The Midwife’s Dilemma’ [Samadhisound]
05. Jon Hassell ‘Empire III’ [Editions EG]
06. Katsuya Yokoyama ‘Tsuru no sugomori’ [Ocora]
07. Bobby McFerrin ‘Circlesong Five’ [Sony Classical]
08. Romica Puceanu ‘Cînd ai Parinti Lînga Tine’ [Electrecord]
09. Paul Burch ‘Last of My Kind’ [Merge]

Compiled by Seán Mac Erlaine. The copyright in these recordings is the property of the individual artists and/or their respective record labels. If you like the music, please support the artist by buying their records.




‘A Slender Song’ is available now on Ergodos.


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September 16, 2015 at 11:21 am

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