In the Lane

by Gráinne Brady

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In the Lane is the first single of Gráinne's forthcoming solo album Newcomer. Due for release this summer, the album was inspired by the novel 'The Rat-Pit' by Irish writer Patrick MacGill. The story follows a young Donegal woman, Norah Ryan who, upon emigrating to Scotland as a teenager, was vulnerable to poverty, sexual exploitation, and great emotional loss. In this part of the tale, Norah is seduced by the son of the farmer who she is working for.


released April 20, 2020
Written and arranged by Gráinne Brady

Gráinne Brady - fiddle
Andrew Waite - accordion
Michael Biggins - piano
Innes White - guitar
Seonaid Aitken - violin
Sarah Leonard - viola
Su-a Lee - cello
Christine McGinley - French horn
Steve Forman - percussion

Recorded and mixed by Mike Vass in GloWormRecording and Rusty Squash Horn Studios

Mastered by Peter Beckmann at TechnologyWorks

Artwork by Somhairle MacDonald


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Gráinne Brady Glasgow, UK

Gráinne Brady is a Glasgow based fiddle player and composer, originally from Co. Cavan, Ireland.

"Irish/Scottish and contemporary influences infuse Brady’s vibrant rhythms and rich lyrical patterns, illuminating peaks and troughs of the emigrant experience and the extremities of poverty. Arrangements evoke both adversity and lively inner strength." Bryony Hegarty, RnR Magazine 5*****
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