Tommy Fleming goes from strength to strength

Tommy Fleming is probably Ireland’s most unique and versatile entertainer, whose music is impossible to classify, but whose popularity is defined by the “SOLD OUT” signs that go up almost as soon as tickets to his concerts go on sale!

With sellout concerts in Ireland, Japan, Australia, United States, and more, the term “universal appeal” is appropriate. He has sold over 3 million CDs and DVDs worldwide, and All Write Media is delighted to be the manufacturer of many of his albums and DVDs, including his latest album, “Stories”, a double-CD set packaged with an impressive and beautifully designed hardbook book.

Interference launches new album

Interference is the cult Irish band based around singer-songwriter Fergus O’Farrell. Their sound has influenced a generation of Irish musicians (including Frames/Swell Season front man Glen Hansard), and are featured in the hit movies Sing Street and Once and of course the musical of the same name. Fergus O’Farrell passed away in February of 2016 but the remaining band members are determined to carry his flame forwards.

They launched their new album, SWEET SPOT, with gigs in Dublin’s Vicar Street and The Opera House in Cork, in February 2017.

All Write Media handled the CD replication of the album, which was packaged in a beautifully designed 6-panel digipak with a 12-page booklet.

 

Cathal Hayden launches HOOKED ON BANJO

Cathal Hayden is a musician who has been involved in  many traditional music albums, as a solo artist and as a member of “Four Men and a Dog”, as well as making significant contributions to many other artists’ albums. He has helped bring Irish Traditional Music to a worldwide stage, making it more popular than ever before; he has earned admiration from all, and created an excitement and vitality never seen before in our rich and ancient musical heritage.

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Cathal has launched his latest album, HOOKED ON BANJO,  where he is joined by many friends like Arty McGlynn, Máirtín O’Connor, Seamie O’Dowd and more.

All Write Media are delighted to have provided the manufacturing and printing of his CD, which is packaged in a beautiful 6-panel digipack.

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Francy Devine on the Rolling Wave

Over the years, Ellen Cranitch of LYRIC FM has chatted to some extraordinary people but few have been as fascinating as Francy Devine, musician, poet, activist and teacher.
Francy recently spoke to Ellen on “The Rolling Wave” about all aspects of his life in an entertaining and engaging interview.
Born in London to Scottish parents, Francy was encouraged to sing by his mother, and learned much of his repertoire from his father. Perhaps that’s why his latest CD is called, “My Father Told Me”. Francy also took his ethnicity and politics from his father, as did Ewan McColl when he wrote “My Old Man”; and Francy pays tribute to both his father and McColl in his poignant rendition of the song on this album.
All Write Media are delighted to have manufactured the CD for Francy, beautifully packaged in a digipak with a 28-page booklet, which is crammed full of stories about the eighteen gorgeous songs.frontcover
Francy Devine, with Steve Byrne and friends: “My Father Told Me”

To see how we can help with your next production, visit us at www.allwritemedia.com

Sonamus, a band to (quietly) blow your mind

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Sonamus is a group at home in many musical genres. It’s an ensemble of four award winning Wicklow-based musicians who have worked with artists and groups as varied as Seamus Heaney, Donal Lunny, National Symphony Orchestra, Irish Baroque Orchestra and The Crash Ensemble.

This unique line-up of whistle (Cormac Breatnach), cello (Annette Cleary), harpsichord ( Rachel Factor) and baroque guitar (Eamon Sweeney) produces a beautiful, resonant sound that envelopes and transports the listener.

Sonamus combine a blend of Traditional and Early music complemented by new arrangements and original compositions and All Write Media are delighted to provide CD manufacturing services for their album, “MUSIC OF IRELAND – IRISH AND BAROQUE MUSIC MEET”, 12 gorgeous tracks performed impeccably.

To see how we can help with your next production, visit us at www.allwritemedia.com

Pat Coldrick’s CITYJAM CD

Another recent CD  manufactured by All Write Media is the superb CITYJAM for Pat Coldrick, the quiet and unnasuming  guitarist and composer. We are reluctant to describe him as a rock, classical or jazz musician, as his music defies genre.

CITYJAM has 14 tracks, each one superb in it’s own right. On this CD,  we find Pat displaying a wide variety of styles and sounds, and the album includes a number of Pat’s own excellent compositions.

The CITYJAM CD is the long awaited follow-up to Pat’s 2010 album, CAYENDO, which is still in demand and we recently manufactured another run of this CD which reviewers described as “tremenduous”, “emotional”, “beautiful”, “perfection”  – testament to Pat’s superior technical skills.

The CD packaging was designed by Pilot Media Design, who bring creative and technical excellence together – which guarantees a stunning design, and for manufacturers, makes life easier for everyone!

The CD is packaged in a 4-panel digipak with matt varnish, and a subtle, high gloss, spot varnish which adds a touch of class. There’s also a comprehensive booklet, with beautiful photography.

Cork Gamelan Ensemble, The Three Forges

All Write Media are delighted to be associated with this unique and powerful album. We handled the CD manufacturing, digipak printing and packaging for Diatribe Records.

Reviewing this album in the Irish Times,  Siobhán Long described this CD as an “unmissable collection”.  She enthused that there is “so much wide-eyed wonder at play” on a CD that “gets richer with every listen.”

Professor of Music at UCC, Mel Mercier has assembled a diverse array of artists such as Iarla O Lionáird, Julie Feeney, Kate Ellis, Nick Roth, and Colin Dunne to perform with the Cork Gamelan Ensemble.

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New Year! New possibilities?

Jools Holland has gently assisted the old year out, and brashly introduced 2015…but does his “Hoot’nanny” suggest that all is changing?

Just like the music business, Jools presents some amazing new acts, but with a generous smattering of some of the old favourites  proving that there is much in the past to look forward to.

Vinyl is grabbing the headlines with it’s resurgence while the all-singing, all-dancing Blue Ray format is wondering, when is the party going to start!

In All Write Media, we are committed to supporting new music, new ideas, new formats; but we’ve built our business and customer loyalty on quality – quality products and quality service.

And that’s an old favourite of ours that will not change!

 

CD manufacturing

There are two methods of CD Manufacturing. For smaller quantities and fast turnarounds, CDs are duplicated using blank CDR disks.

Duplicated CDRs are burned or duplicated individually in CD-writers. This can be a single CD writer in a PC or laptop, or can be an industrial “tower” of up to 16 CD writers where the CDs are duplicated in bulk. A Master disk is copied repeatedly to blank CDRs  (a process which can damage the Master Disk unless the content is transferred to a hard drive from which the duplicated CDs are burned ). Duplicated CDRs are usually ink-jet printed for speed and cost reasons, but can be litho-printed or screen-printed if the appropriate disks are used. Duplicated CDRs are not as reliable or compatible as replicated CDs.

For CD duplication, All Write Media use top quality tower burners with hard drive transfer, industrial standard inkjet printers, and – most important – top quality blank CDRs to ensure maximum reliability and compatibility.

Replicated CDs are ideal for large volume production. The content of the Master Disk is transferred to a glass master from which a stamper is grown; this stamper is placed in an injection moulding machine where it is introduced to molten plastic; when the plastic is rapidly cooled is takes the shape of the finished CD. An alumium coating is applied and the CD is ready for printing. Litho-printing and screen-printing are the two standard process used for CD onbody printing.

All Write Media use CD replication for all large-volume orders, with superb quality litho-printing.Discs

For more information on the CD manufacturing process, please phone or email us, or visit our website at www.allwritemedia.com

 

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