The Stepping Stone

by Alec Brown

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Alec Brown's Album, The Stepping Stone, in 4-Panel Digipak Format, with stunning artwork by Matt TerAvest

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This landmark debut solo album by American-born, Limerick-based cellist Alec Brown reimagines the role of cello in Irish traditional music. Incorporating techniques from bluegrass, jazz, Scottish music and more, this album establishes the cello as a unique voice in traditional music.


released August 18, 2017

Alec Brown: Cello (All Tracks)
Aisling Drost Byrne: Fiddle (Tracks 1, 6, 8)
Conor Crimmins: Flute (Tracks 2, 7)
Finn Harper: Accordion (Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 8)
Niall Keegan: Flute (Track 7)
Tadhg Ó Meachair: Piano Accordion (Track 2), Piano (Track 7)
Seán O'Dálaigh: Fiddle (Tracks 1, 3, 6, 8)
Conal O'Kane: Guitar (Tracks 5, 6, 8)
Dermot Sheedy: Bodhrán, Percussion (Tracks 6, 8)

Recorded By: Dave O Brien at the Irish World Academy, Theatre 1, University of Limerick
Produced By: Alec Brown
Mixed By: Dave O Brien
Mastered By: Richard Dowling at WAV Mastering, Limerick
Artwork By: Matt TerAvest

All tracks trad arr. except Wee Michael's March (Comp. John McCusker) The Black Bell (comp. Alec Brown), A Tune for the Girls (comp. Liz Carroll), Jig Jazz (comp. Brendan Power), Alice’s Reel (comp. Frankie Gavin), Spreagadh (comp. Alec Brown), It’s Called a Cello, Man! (comp. Alec Brown), The Dresden (comp. Paul Kelly), Julia Delaney (arr. Tadhg Ó Meachair & Alec Brown)



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Alec Brown Limerick, Ireland

Alec Brown is a contemporary cellist living in Limerick, Ireland. Currently a PhD student at the University of Limerick specialising in Irish traditional music on the cello, he is also deeply rooted in many other styles. After studying with cellists such as Natalie Haas, Rushad Eggleston, Neil Martin and more, Alec has developed a very unique contemporary style that spans multiple genres of music. ... more

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