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BoneZone: In Session
BoneZone: In Session
Excellent companion CD to "Mac Bones and the B Band."


 
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  • 12 Tracks, 22 tunes
  • Four superb Danish musicians plus World Bones Champion Yirdy "MacBones" Machar from Scotland
  • Over 41 minutes in length
  • Yirdy rattles bones or spoons on all tracks
  • Sounds like "Vikings on speed"
  • Extremely rare CD
  • Excellent companion CD to Mac Bones and the B Band.

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BoneZone: In Session
Bones and vocals by Scotsman Yirdy "MacBones" Machar with four superb young musicians from Denmark
Features 12 full tracks of traditional Celtic tunes you can rattle with and sing along

Grab Your Bones and Rattle Along with Yirdy
He lives in a wooden cottage under a large oak tree at the edge of a forest on the island of Sealland in Denmark. His passions include singing, playing music, giving workshops on bones and bodhran, and teaching the fine art of calligraphy.

Yirdy has performed with many bands in Denmark including Yirdy's Pipes and Drums, Foxhunters, The McSherry's, McEwans Export, Folk in a Rune, MacMortensens Trio, Paddy's Pint, Three's a Crowd, and Buttons and Bones. A veteran of the touring circuit, Yirdy has shared the stage as a guest performer with such notable musicians and groups including Eleanor Shanlley, Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain, The Dubliners, Wolfstone and Dervish.

2002 World Bones Champion

Yirdy visited the United States in 2002 where he won first place in the National Traditional Country Music Association (NTCMA) Bones and Spoons contest. I first met Yirdy in 2005 at Bones Fest IX in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This CD demonstrates why he is always a big hit at any venue where he performs.

Bones...Bones...and more Bones

BoneZone Band The BoneZone is a rare CD that features virtuoso bones or spoon playing on every track. And Yirdy's incredibly soothing singing voice is a sound to behold.

The CD offers a broad aray of musical styles including jigs, reels, a schottishe, mazurkas, and traditional Scottish ballads. Track number 6 features an enchanting 2-minute-and-41-second bones solo which alone is worth the price of admission.

About half the tracks include melody sets so you get a CD packed with 22 tunes. And if you feel exuberant enough while listening, the liner notes include complete lyrics so you can rattle and sing along.

Yirdy describes BoneZone as "basically traditional music, mostly Irish and Scottish, with a swing and a few added flavours." Health issues now prevent Yirdy from performing as he would like. So the prospect of future releases with Yirdy remains unknown at this time.


Band Members (left to right): Steffan Sørensen double-bass, piano. Rasmus Zeeberg guitars, mandolin. Jonas Fromseier banjo, mandolin. Christopher Davis Maack fiddle. (towering above): Yirdy "MacBones" Machar bones, spoons, vocals.

Look what's on the CD:

1. The Dundee Weaver 3:06
2. The Cat in the Corner / Up Ya Boya / Old Leitrim 3:24
3. The Hot Asphalt 2:41
4. Joe Bane's Schottische 2:59
5. Mazurkas 3:46
6. Bones Solo 2:41
7. Paddy Killoran's Highland / Eileen O'Brien's / The Dublin Porter 2:55
8. Tarbolton / The Longford Collector / The Sailors Bonnet 4:47
9. McFadden's Favourite / The Steeplechase / The Highland Man Who Kissed His Granny 3:17
10. The Mormond Braes 2:29
11. The Old Man's Blackthorn Stick / The Heathery Breeze / Flanagan's Banshee 3:08
12. The Bonnie Ship "The Diamond" 6:31

Musicians
Yirdy Machar, Vocals, bones, spoons
Jonas Fromseier, Banjo, mandolin
Christopher Davis Maack, Fiddle
Rasmus Zeeberg, Guitar, mandolin
Steffan Sørensen, Double-bass, piano
Features
  • Liner Notes include Play List: Makes it easy to follow along.
  • Complete Liner Notes with Lyrics: Sing and rattle along with Yirdy.
  • Bones Solo: Full two minutes, forty-one seconds bones solo.

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