THE BAND

NOTIFY

NOTIFY are a 5 piece Irish based instrumental and vocal ensemble fronted by concertina player Pádraig Rynne. The band was created by Pádraig Rynne following the success of his 2013 album of the same name.

The band delivers an evocative repertoire of original 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 the Irish musical tradition with forward thinking innovation presented in a tasteful way that connects with audiences at home and overseas.

This line up of top ranked 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 was released in 2013 and it debuted at No 20 in the iTunes World music charts upon its release. In 2015, NOTIFY signed with world famous American jazz label Ropeadope.

The band’s second album, released in 2016, premiered at the No. 1 spot in the iTunes jazz charts and at No. 9 in the mainstream iTunes charts.

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.


 

Niall McCabe (Guest) - Guitar and Vocals

First playing traditional Irish and folk music and later branching out into rock and soul, Niall’s current project sees him return in a small way to his roots. Having achieved national success with his folk/soul project The Niall McCabe Band (With an RTE 1 album of the week and appearances on The Saturday Night Show & The John Murray Show), Niall has begun his first solo project by embracing elements of his traditional roots- accordions and mandolins now intertwine with synths and drums as he begins to search for a new space between his contrasting musical influences.

    2018 saw Niall team up with Irish New Wave Trad group Beoga. Providing vocals for their live concerts, Niall has featured as support for Ed Sheeran in Pairc Ui Caoimh, 2019 US Tour with Johnny Swim and November UK and Ireland Tour with Foy Vance. 

    His first solo release ‘Borders’ will be out Nov 25th. Recorded by Sean Og Graham in Bannview Studios in County Antrim, the song sonically and lyrically traces the outlines of the new direction Niall wants to discover. Grounded in a sense of ‘home’ and ‘tradition’, but setting out from there to find new and uncharted grounds beyond.

 

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Pádraig Rynne - Concertinas

Described as "one of the freshest sounds in Irish music" by fRoots, Pádraig Rynne is a virtuoso musician, prolific composer and is regarded as one of the finest concertina players in Irish music today. 

With a Masters in Music Technology and a passion for experimenting with diverse genres, Pádraig is recognized for his re-freshing explorations into the Irish Tradition and beyond.

His band work includes, founder of Irish/Breton band Guidewires and current member of Atlantic Arc, Onset, Aeons and Triad. Rynne has curated a number of high profile ensembles and tours including Irish Arts Council funded projects Dán, Atlantic I/O and NOTIFY + Pauline Scanlon.

Pádraig's name can be seen on a number of well known albums as a performer, producer, composer, recording and mixing engineer. 

His touring expeditions have taken him around the Globe working in many different genres including World, Pop, Traditional Irish and Electronic.

 

 

 

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Fionn O'Neill (Guest) - Electric Bass

Fionn O'Neill is a Bassist, Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter from Dingle, Co. Kerry.

He has a Bachelor of Honours in Popular Music and a Masters in Music Performance from the Cork School Of Music where he also currently teaches on the BAPM degree.

He gigs regularly around the country with various artists including his own band, Strange Attractor, for which he writes and arranges all material. They’ve been performing for several years playing such festivals as Other Voices, Electric Picnic, Wilderness UK and many more.

Davie Ryan - Drums

Davie is a graduate of both UCC and of Cork School of Music. He has extensive experience both nationally and internationally as a touring and recording musician in a range of diverse genres including, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, World and Traditional music.

He has played with many recent up and coming Irish artists including, The Hard Ground, The Niall McCabe Band, The Paul Dunlea Group, Cormac McCarthy's Cottage Evolution, Jack O Rourke, Anna Mitchell, John Blek & The Rats and Karl Nesbitt.

Davie's impressive reputation has led to high profile collaborations with renowned studio producers, including Grammy award winning Jay Joyce (Tragedy Tragedy Studios, Nashville), Kieran Byrne (Cauldron Studios, Dublin), Christian Best, and John Fitzgerald

 

Davie has recently joined Atlantic Arc (Dónal Lunny, Aidan O Rourke, Sharon Howley, Pádraig Rynne, Jarlath Henderson, Pauline Scanlon, Ewen Vernal and Graham Henderson) where the band explore Irish and Scottish music in a contemporary approach. They are currently in studio working on a 2021 album release.

 

 


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Graham Henderson (Guest) - Piano & Keyboards

Graham is an experienced producer, composer and musician whose sensitivity and minimalist approach to Irish traditional music has afforded him a place playing, touring and recording with, as well as producing, some of the greatest Irish artists. 

He began his professional career playing accordion, guitar, piano & mandolin with Fairground Attraction which brought international touring and 2 Brit Awards. Graham joined Coolfin in 1996 and since then has continued to work with a wide array of Irish artists - Donal Lunny, Coolfin, Clannad, Iarla O’Lionard, Moya Brennan, Paul Brady, Altan, Solas, Declan O’Rourke & Dervish, as well as a being a member of the legendary Moving Hearts and was Sinead O’Connor’s keyboard player and MD for over five years. Graham recently produced an album with Dervish featuring guest vocalists David Gray, Steve Earle, Vince Gill, Imelda May, Abigail Washburn & Rhiannon Giddens. Graham is also a member of the Atlantic Arc Orchestra.