"FORWARD LOOKING, STYLISTICALLY ADVENTURESOME AND MUSICALLY WELL EXECUTED, IT CHALLENGES RECEIVED NOTIONS OF IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC PURITY…" NEW YORK ECHO
At the crossroads of a new movement in Irish music, NOTIFY breathes new life into their music, with "a musical tapestry that ranges from soft melodies to crashing crescendos".
NOTIFY are an Irish based instrumental ensemble featuring well-known concertina player Pádraig Rynne, Cillian King on guitars & concertina, Eoin Walsh on electric bass, Davie Ryan on drums and Cormac McCarthy on piano and rhodes.
The band delivers an evocative repertoire
of original melody compositions, produced with sensitive electronic overlays and inventive arrangements that are "cinematic in scope" (New York Echo).
NOTIFY seamlessly fuses a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with forward thinking innovation in a tasteful way that connects with audiences worldwide. The formation of musicians from backgrounds in Jazz, Traditional Irish, Electronic, Pop and Funk music has naturally established a system of balance that instantly draws listeners to the music.
NOTIFY released their debut album in late 2013. This self titled album debuted at no 20 in the iTunes World music charts upon its release. The album was well received by the media and press worldwide and resulted in a number of high profile TV and radio performances. In 2014 the band were commissioned by the Arts Council of Ireland to collaborate with well known Irish singer Pauline Scanlon on a five date Irish tour. They released a four track EP to coincide with this.
In 2015, NOTIFY signed with world famous American Jazz label Ropeadope. InConcept, the second full length album from the band, was released on 8th April 2016. It premiered at the no. 1 spot in the iTunes Jazz charts and at no. 9 in the mainstream iTunes charts.
"Now here's a crossroads that's not so crowded, but still bustling with intriguing possibilities. This is a place where Irish traditional, jazz and electronica don't so much fuse as fizz."
THE IRISH TIMES
"The group remains an incredibly forward looking and musically supple outfit that makes music which plays at the boundaries of style and genre."
THE IRISH ECHO - New York
"Ambient melodies, traditional compositions and groovy beats with layers of electronic sounds. This is Pádraig and Co at their experimental best".
NOTIFY's fearless approach to experimentation has produced yet another beautiful record. In Concept effortlessly couples jazz and traditional music genres. The possibilities offered by such musicianship and passion for music are endless."