Mendicity happened due to the welcome support of Slide’s Dublin to Dublin initiative; a heartfelt thank you to our 21st century record label, for making this recording actually happen!
Mendicity is full of depth and creativity, and is arguably Slide's finest work to date. Every track adds a newly discovered colour to a meticulously selected palette. This is the first studio album to feature the silken vocals of Dave Curley, and includes the hit song 'The Bird', penned by Irishman Martin Denning.
With tunes from the Fleischmann collection appearing on an audio recording for the first time in carefully crafted instrumental numbers, the band introduces fresh sounds with exquisite accompanying soundscapes. Collectively Daire Bracken, Aogán Lynch, Mick Broderick, Dave Curley and Éamonn de Barra have given us a flavour of what the new generation are capable of.
The tradition is in safe hands.
“This band is taking Irish music to a new place. Their music will touch people far beyond the realm of traditional music”
“Powerhouse quintet of traditional musicians with attitude…bringing drawing room grandeur and high spirits together”
“While there’s plenty of action and flamboyance in Slide’s music, The Flying Pig takes the Dervish/Bothy Band /De Dannan formula and turns it 360 degrees on its head successfully merging youthful arrogance and swagger with traditional expertise”
“Captivating onstage, and gracious off”
“Slide... the future of Irish Music”