‘Attic Mornings’ is the title of Claudia Schwab’s second solo album, released on February 12th, 2017. Featuring Stefan Hedborg (SE), Marti Tärn (EST), and Hannah James (UK), as well as guest musicians from Ireland, Bavaria and Austria, this collection of genre hopping, yodeling, contemplative and life affirming musical adventures reflects the cross-cultural spirit of the musician and her collaborators.
Rooted in Irish, Austrian and Indian music traditions, Claudia steps out to explore the sounds evoked from her current home in Ireland, memories of her home place in Austria, and newly discovered sounds from her ventures around the world.
released February 12, 2017
Claudia Schwab (violin / vocals / compositions)
Marti Tärn (bass / piano on track 7 & 10 / vocals on track 11)
Stefan Hedborg (drums & percussion / vocals on track 11)
Hannah James (accordion / foot percussion on track 1 / backing vocals on track 1 & 10)
Lisa- Katharina Hörzer (harp on track 2 & 7 / yodelling on track 1)
Seamie O'Dowd (fiddle and guitar on track 2)
Matthias Schriefl (flugelhorn on track 7 & 9)
Brian McDonagh (mandola on track 6)
Irene Buckley (electronics on track 6)
Leonard Barry (whistle on track 2)
Cathy Jordan (bodhrán on track 2)
Wolfgang Schwab, Anna Schwab,
Sebastian Rastl & Sophie Meier- Rastl
(yodelling on track 1)
All music composed by Claudia Schwab (except for Aidan O' Rourke's “Hazy Hill” reel on track 7), with immeasurable contributions of all the musicians involved. Thank you!
Produced by Claudia Schwab & Brian McDonagh.
RECORDED AND MIXED BY Brian McDonagh at the Magic Room, Sligo.
MASTERED BY Bernie Becker, Pasadena, CA and Brian McDonagh (track 7, 8 & 9).
Additional recordings: Ernst Gottschmann at Living Room Production, Altaussee (harp on track 2 & 7).
Electronics for “Evening in the East”: Claudia's home recordings altered and remixed by Irene Buckley.
Home recordings by Wolfgang Schwab, Anna Schwab, Sophie Meier- Rastl,
Sebastian Rastl, Lisa- Katharina Hörzer (yodels on track 1).
Sound samples by Claudia Schwab (track 4 & 8).
Barra Cassidy: “The Return” (altered photography)
Photography: Peter Crann
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