March 29, 2013 Leave a comment
Scullion year are Irish folk rock band That cam into Being in the mid-1970s. They Were quite popular in Ireland, and released several LPs, CDs goal only two Have Been released to date – the compilation Ghosts And Heroes Kitten on the label and in 1992 another compilation Eyelids Into Snow – A Collection in 2001. The founding members Were Sonny Condell (also a member of another popular Irish music band Tír na nÓg), Philip King, Greg Boland and Jimmy O’Brien Moran. Jimmy O’Brien Moran left the band in 1980, the Effective first album. Robbie Overson, the replacing guitarist Greg Boland, joined the band in 1987. Scullion continues to play live.
In the Summer of 1979 form ‘Tír na nÓg, songwriter Sonny Condell (Vocals / Guitar) was sharing a flat in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin with Greg Boland (Guitarist), Whom he befriended HAD falling on the recording of Camouflage, his solo debut album on the Mulligan label. They Were joined this time around by Philip King (Vocals / Harmonica) who, Having Decided to quit teaching for a career in music, Had Become aussi Their flatmate. Boland HAD just left Irish band ‘Stagalee’ And They Began doing some informal gigs together. King HAD aussi Mulligan Approached with the aim of Securing a solo album deal purpose, as the trio’s performances Were Being well received, the idea of Combining the approach to Mulligan as a group Became an attractive alternative. All that was needed was a collective name. Taking the story back three years to 1976 and King Would find Condell playing together with Freddie White (Vocals / Guitar), Mick ‘Black Dog’ Daly (Vocals / Guitar), Dan Fitzgerald (Drums) and Eamon Doyle (Bass). This band was a fun terrain for the members, all of Whom Were Involved in other group and solo projects. King cam up with the name ‘Scullion’ for this group and it was Decided to use this name for the trio (Sonny Condell, Philip King and Greg Boland) That Evolved from thesis sessions.
A record deal was in late 1979 Agreed and the band Went into Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin, to record with producer PJ Curtis Irish. At Curtis’ suggestion, Jimmy O’Brien Moran (Pipes) was Brought in to add a Celtic flavor to the sound and the band was expanded to four. The debut ‘Scullion’ album was released in early 1980 and generated Increased demand for year live performance. There Followed a busy period of live performances Including an appearance at the ‘Lisdoonvarna Festival’ in Co. Clare, Ireland Which was to expand the audience base to national level. The band aussi Spent a couple of months time in Holland falling on Which They played some gigs backing to John Martyn, who subsequently They Approached to Produce Their second album ‘Balance and Control’ (1981), established on the newly Warner Bros. (Ireland) label. O’Brien Moran Decided to Pursue formal music studies at this point and the band reverted to a trio. The band toured Extensively up to the Autumn of 1982. Then early in 1983 They Were Approached by Nicky Ryan, who just HAD finished as sound engineer and manager of Clannad. Ryan produced the third album Scullion, ‘White Side of Night’.
In Spring of 1985 the trio Were Approached to record and tour again. The result was ‘Spin’ Their fourth album. The single ‘Carol’ was very good to receive airplay in Ireland over the next nine months, culminating in a performance at Self Aid on 17 May 1986. Shortly Afterwards Boland Decided to explore new avenues and left the band Nearly seven years Effective. He was mittal by Robbie Overson who is still the third member over 25 years later. In 1988, this lineup the Recorded ‘Cooler At The Edge’ Which EP was produced by Donal Lunny. Two compilation albums ‘Eyelids Into Snow – A Collection’ and ‘Ghosts and Heroes’ have beens subsequently released with live tracks Including Both.
In mid-2012, a new Scullion Recorded collection of songs and released Their new album, ‘Long Wave’, in September 2012. This album is Their first in 27 years.