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Christy Doran

Christy Doran was born in Dublin, Ireland and has lived in Lucerne, Switzerland since his childhood. His father was an Irish ballad singer, providing Christy with his first exposure to music. In the 1970's he was a founding member (along with Fredy Studer, Urs Leimgruber and Bobby Burri) of the seminal Swiss band "OM". Tours throughout Europe, radio/TV - appearances, workshops, music for ballet, theatre and film. Over the years, his career has included countless solo concerts, in which he regularly pushes to the limits the capabilities of a single guitar. He has played in duos with Marty Ehrlich, Harry Pepl, Fritz Hauser, Dave Doran, Dom Um Romao, John Wolf-Brennan, Robert Dick, Ray Anderson, among others

It's About Time

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Like a Lake; Perpetual-Motion Food; It’s About Time; On a Bare Branch; Covid-19 Blues; Fragments; String Holder.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

OM: It's About Time

Read "It's About Time" reviewed by Ian Patterson

In 1982, after five albums in ten years, Swiss free-jazz quartet OM called it a day--its four members, Christy Doran, Fredy Studer, Urs Leimgruber and Bobby Burri going their separate ways. A supposed one-off reunion in 2007 to open an exhibition on the youth movement of the 1960s and 1970s led to a successful series of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Christy Doran's Sound Fountain: Lift The Bar

Read "Lift The Bar" reviewed by Ian Patterson

With four records in as many years Christy Doran's Sound Fountain seems in 2020 to have eclipsed New Bag as the guitarist's going concern. However, just because New Bag hasn't recorded since Elsewhere (Double Moon, 2015) doesn't mean that the band, founded in 1997, won't still make a comeback. After all, who could have foreseen the ...

Lift The Bar

Label: Between the Lines
Released: 2019
Track listing: Lift The Bar; Aftertaste; Oneiron Street; Next Up; Out Of The Rats Race; One For The Road; Wrong Place Wrong Time.

For The Kick Of It

Label: Between the Lines
Released: 2019
Track listing: Every Dog Has Its Day; Thanks to Otmar; Andromeda; Abstracción Felina; Fountain V; The Spanish Moment; For The Kick Of It; Fountain II.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Christy Doran's Sound Fountain: For The Kick Of It

Read "For The Kick Of It" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Released shortly before turning seventy, Christy Doran's third outing with Sound Fountain finds the Irish-born, Lucerne-based guitarist playing as well as at any time during his fifty-year career. It marks a blistering return for Doran to electric trio terrain, following the experimentation of 144 Strings for a Broken Chord (Between the Lines, 2018)—compositions for twenty electric ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Brilliant Corners 2019

Read "Brilliant Corners 2019" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Brilliant Corners 2019 The Black Box/Sonic Lab jny:Belfast, N. Ireland March 2-9, 2019 For many years the words brilliant, jazz and Belfast rarely appeared in the same sentence. That all changed in 2013 when music promoters Moving On Music launched Brilliant Corners, subtitled A Festival of Jazz in Belfast. Since then, ...

Âme Sèche

Label: Leo Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: #1 – #13

144 Strings For A Broken Chord

Label: Between the Lines
Released: 2018
Track listing: Cannon Street Canon; Andromeda; Gunslingers; Broken Chords; Bad News Babe; Goin’ In On The Way Out; Bows and Wahs.


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