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Elbow Room

by Danny Diamond

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    Elbow Room is the new solo album from Danny Diamond, fiddle player with the Irish-Nordic band Slow Moving Clouds. The album showcases ten fiddle solos, split between new compositions and solo arrangements of traditional tunes.

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The Sniggler 04:47
The Swan 04:34
Johnny Cope 04:51


“Seldom does a musician utterly inhabit a tradition while still expressing him or herself with such
originality” Siobhán Long, The Irish Times

Diamond's solo music draws on the rich lineage of Irish traditional music for inspiration, with the legendary Dublin fiddler Tommie Potts and the music of his parents, Dermy & Tara Diamond, being particularly strong influences.
In parallel, he reaches out to find new connections with other art forms, poetry and contemporary dance in particular have inspired many of the new compositions on this recording. Echoes of other traditions such as American old-time and Baroque string music can also be clearly heard in Diamond's distinctively personal and expressive playing style.

This recording follows his recent work with Slow Moving Clouds, which includes collaborations with Bryce Dessner and The National (Sounds from a Safe Harbour, 2017); creating and performing the score for Michael Keegan-Dolan's acclaimed dance theatre piece Swan Lake / Loch na hEala (Best Production, Irish Theatre Awards 2017), which is currently touring internationally.

It also builds on Diamond's recent fiddle recording projects- his solo debut Fiddle Music (2014) and NORTH (2016, with Conor Caldwell), rounding off a trilogy of classic Irish fiddle albums.


released October 26, 2017

All music traditional, arranged Danny Diamond, except: Watching the Evening Grow; The Sniggler;
The Musket ( Track 5); The Return from Cloughoughter; Powderhorn Polkas; The Swan, comp. Danny Diamond.

Recording, mixing, mastering, photography, production: Danny Diamond. Design: Nick Lethert

With love and thanks to Anna Lethert.

Thanks also to: Aki; Youenn Bothorel;
Conor Caldwell; Dermy, Tara & Helen Diamond; Michael Keegan-Dolan; Tom French; Nick, Liz and Fintan Lethert; Kevin Murphy; Belinda Quirke; Caroline Wynne; Dara Yeates;
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon


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Danny Diamond Minneapolis, Minnesota

Fiddle player / composer / recording engineer / researcher with a background in Irish traditional music; currently based between Minneapolis, USA and Dublin, Ireland.

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