After our flight to Dublin, Ryan was forced to bring his guitar and his banjo to a luthier, both with a broken neck…! Thanks to John Moriarty, the luthier he could pick up two instruments that sounded better than ever before, the very next Tuesday.
There was only one problem: Over the weekend, Ryan had recorded all his rhythm guitar parts using a borrowed guitar whose sound was really nice but not came close to that warm full and absolutely beautiful sound of the just repaired Martin!
As we didn’t want to make compromises when it comes to sound quality, Ryan spent the whole Tuesday afternoon and evening recording the guitar parts of all 10 songs once again.
When it came to playing the very last song, his right arm was so completely ailing, he could bearly lift it up.
Luckily Ger could help him out: Being not only a producer but also an excellent percussionist, playing any rhythm is no significant challenge to him.
So we had the unique situation that Ryan played the left hand while Ger did the right-hand part!
You can be looking forward to the result;-))).
Because we started to feel a little exhausted after two weeks of intense recording, we took the bus to Malahide yesterday evening. There, at the beach, we could recharge our batteries and are now ready for the last two recording days.