The Alder Tree's Year

by Nick Dellar

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'Nick dreads the question ‘What type of music do you play?’
Technical answer: ‘Solo fingerstyle, (steel stringed) acoustic guitar instrumentals’.
‘But what about genre - Folk? Jazz? Blues? Classical?’
Well… not quite; more a harmonious, or occasionally discordant, fusion of them all.
With advancing maturity (well – in years anyway), Nick has grown out of the need to prove how many quavers he can cram into a couple of minutes and learned to appreciate the value of musical spaces, giving notes time to ring. This album mostly consists of slower paced, reflective pieces with a couple of short, bouncy tracks to keep you awake. All but one are his own compositions and are mostly inspired by his relationship with Ireland (home since 2003). The exception is his (slowed down) arrangement of ‘Merrily Kissed the Quaker’.
There is one 12 string piece which happens to be the title track. The rest are played on his beloved (6 string) Fylde Oberon.' - Val Dellar, Nick's long suffering wife.

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released September 30, 2014

Recorded, mixed and mastered at home in County Leitrim, Ireland

Tracks from the album have gained airplay on RTE national stations, BBC local radio, LaNotePickingRadio (France), WLRN (USA), WFMU (USA), RTRFM (Aus) , Triple R FM (Aus) and 2SER's acclaimed programme 'Sideways Through Sound' (Aus).

Approved for inclusion in Pandora Radio Genome Project. Lead track 'Time to Chill'.

For airplay details go to:-
www.facebook.com/pages/Nick-Dellar-Fingerstyle-Guitarist/356798591061284

Selected for inclusion in Minor7th Short Takes, March/April 2015

Review: www.fatea-records.co.uk/magazine/2015/NickDellar.html

‘...if you’re in a reflective mood I recommend this album’
Natalie Ong, Plucked Strings, RTRFM Perth Australia

Track 3 selected as FRUK Song of the Day 16/07/2015
'set aside some time to really sit back and listen. It’s one of the most wonderful acoustic escapes there is.'
www.folkradio.co.uk/2015/07/nick-dellar-lost-holiday-an-shaoire-caillte/

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Nick Dellar Ireland

Nick Dellar is a self taught guitarist and composer. Playing for more than fifty years he has been creating original music for around three decades. He plays straight and slide on both 6 and 12 string in a number of tunings and musical styles. Essex born, Nick moved to Leitrim in 2003 where he lives with his wife Val, her two horses, his half a dozen or so guitars and a cat who just moved in. ... more

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