Monday, 30 June 2008
From Niall Toner to the editorial team of Bluegrass Europe and Jan Michielsen of Four Wheel Drive:
I am writing to thank you for the wonderful feature on me and my band in the current issue of Bluegrass Europe magazine. The entire article is just superb, and special thanks should also go to Jan for doing such a great job. I hope the lads in Acousticure don't mind too much!
A recent develpment since your article is that all the Niall Toner Band CDs are now available worldwide as downloads from both iTunes and Amazon.com, and my tune from GTA4, 'Nun's Island Reel', is now also available in the USA as a ringtone on mobile 'phones... I hope this is seen as an encouragement to other writers and composers, in that you just never know where your songs and tunes are going to take you!
Also, speaking of tunes and songs, as mentioned by Jan in his article, we are always keen to make our material available to other bands and artists to record. If there's anyone out there who is looking for original songs or tunes, please don't hesitate to contact me for demos and lyric sheets. Apart from the thirty-six originals on our three CDs, there are many, many more songs of mine just waiting to be discovered, and it's also worth bearing in mind that I also write in many other genres of music, including country, country-rock, and traditional Irish styles. My details are all on the Bluegrass Guide pages in Bluegrass Europe.
Thanks again for all your encouragement and support, and NTB hope to get to meet with many more of you around Europe in the future.