Binary

by albireo

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about

Binary is Albireo's second album, and its two discs cover the full breadth of the band's capabilities. Both are packed full of our favourite tunes drawn from a wealth of sources, all played with freedom and energy. Disc one (tracks 1-11), perhaps unusually for a dance band, is a straight up listening album. Disc two (tracks 12-23) is a dance resource, each track tailored to suit a particular dance or rhythm. Many represent unusual and underperformed material, or have a number of turns through optimised for dance club use. Detailed instructions for dances to go with the tunes on both discs can be found at albireo.co.uk/dance-instructions/.

This two-disc format does away with the compromise between the right arrangement for a great listening track, and the right arrangement for squeezing the most out of a dance.
Some tracks could have gone on either disc, whilst others are clearly for listening or clearly for dancing. Making the album was huge fun, and gave us freedom to take liberties with the music without fear of where to fit in the end product.

We're grateful to Jon Loomes and Talking Cat Recordings for helping us realise this ambitious project. We hope you enjoy it, whatever your interest in English dance music.

Albireo are:

Sean Bechhofer - Guitar
Peter Crowther - Electric Bass Guitar, Harp
Steve Hodgskiss - English Concertina, Piano, Keyboard
Howard Jones - Anglo Concertina, Melodeon, Hammered Dulcimer, Recorder
Tom Kitching - Fiddle, Mandolin, Mandola

Also featuring Jon Loomes - Hurdy Gurdy on Horses Bransle.

credits

released August 18, 2017

Recorded by Jon Loomes at Talking Cat Recordings, Ripponden.
Produced by Jon Loomes and Albireo.
Mastered by Jon Loomes and Forbes Legato.
Layout and design by Rebekah Parrott.
Cover photograph of Albireo A and B © www.capella-observatory.com, Stefan Binnewies, Josef Pöpsel, used with kind permission.
Tom Kitching plays a Colin Cross fiddle, a Colin Kendall mandolin and a mandola by Jon Loomes.
Howard Jones plays melodeons by Saltarelle, B Loffet and Hohner, and concertinas by H Crabb and C Dipper. Dulcimer by Banks & Hewson (Oakwood).
Thanks to Sarah Crowther, Clare Dixon, Nicola Gower-Jones, Trish Hodgskiss, Gill Loomes, Forbes Legato, John Playford, Nicolas Broadbridge, Andrew Swaine, and Rhodri Davies.
All characters are fictional. Any similarity to music, past or present, is purely coincidental.

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albireo UK

Albireo have established themselves as one of the most popular ceilidh bands in North West England. Based in Macclesfield and Manchester, they play regularly throughout the North West and further afield.

Tom Kitching Fiddle/mandolin,
Howard Jones Melodeon/Anglo concertina/hammered dulcimer/recorder, Steve Hodgskiss Piano/English concertina, Peter Crowther Bass/keyboard
Sean Bechhofer Guitar
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