Out West (2012)
In 2012 Mick Doherty and Rob Zielinski released their album Out West to help preserve the musical legacy of Mick's family, in particular, some previously unheard versions of tunes handed down by Mick's father Hughie and grandfather Mickey Mor. This album was produced by The National Library of Australia and launched at Fairbridge Festival when Mick was 88 years old.
The album is available for download on Bandcamp.
The Day Dawn (2018)
The Day Dawn is Rob's debut album and is the culmination of over twenty years work, with the first recordings made in Co Kerry when Rob was twenty-three (1998), and the latest in 2018 in Albany, Western Australia. On the countless occasions Rob attempted to record this album, he felt sessions left him wanting and frustrated, as if something was not quite right. His brother was the first to suggest he gather up all previous takes from studios, friends, family members and technicians he had worked with. Soon enough, on reflection he realised his brother was right.
Searching specifically for takes where he remembered something happened during the performance, when his accompanist and him were playing just for the sake of it, forgetting they were being recorded or in a studio. Rob says he personally has, until now, found this state to be very elusive, knowing this is what led him to hold off on the release of an album. Rob believes albums should be a composition in themselves. When he realised the album was done he realise the many recording sessions had not been in vain.
The Day Dawn was recorded on six different fiddles, two of which Rob made in six different studios between Australia and Ireland with five different accompanists.
The Day Dawn is being remastered with several new tracks that have turned up since the first release, including one very special with Sliabh Luachra fiddle player and old friend Paddy Jones RIP. I have also reordered the tracks and I am finally happy with the result. It will be available any day now. Please send a message through contacts and I will let you know as soon as I have it ready for sale.