We began recording the bones of roots 3 during the Halloween break 2013. We spent a week with 3 to 4 bands or acts everyday to get the core of each track down. Throughout the year, as funds allowed, we added other instruments in. It was engineered and recorded by John Burke at Claycastle Studios Youghal and features The roots backing band of Conor Sloane on drums and Leo Mullane on bass. It all derived from the Y Factor music Showcase 2013 an ongoing event. We used funds from the show to get it going and good deed cards like bob or job cards were given to the acts to gather pre - order cash and help us along. It’s been long nights and early mornings in the studio to bring it to here but it’s a real a blessing and well worth the journey . It has a total of 19 tracks originals and re-arranged cover versions of the artists’ old and new.”
The Music speaks Louder than Words
Recorded & engineered by John Burke at C.L.S Studios Youghal
Produced and arranged by Bobby Lee
Mixed by Burke & Lee
Mastered by Bobby Lee
Roots 2 is a 13-track album of music and songs recorded by the participants of the 2012 Y Factor talent competition, Youghal. Often emotionally charged and delightful in equal turn, the album features young artists showcasing wide and varied gifts in vocal dexterity and musicianship, boasting highly inventive versions of classics and three stand alone original recordings. The album was recorded and engineered by John Burke at Claycastle recording studios Youghal with production, arrangement and additional instruments coming through Bobby Lee
tHE ROOTS MUSIC GROUP IS A VOLUNTARY RUN CLUB FOR THE YOUNG BASED IN YOUGHAL CO CORK SINCE 2008 .
FOUNDED BY BOBBY LEE AND FACILITATED BY FOROIGE YOUTH CENTER ITS A PLACE WHERE THE YOUNG CAN FEEL FREE TO DEVELOP THEIR MUSIC SKILLS THROUGH SONGWRITING ,SINGING AND LEARNING AN INSTRUMENT . THE HOT SPOT YOUTH CENTER MUSIC ROOM IS FULLY KITTED OUT WITH INSTRUMENTS THANK TO THE IRMA TRUST.
ROOTS IS THE FIRST CD FORM THE ROOTS CATALOGUE , ITS GOT VIBE AND VIGOR AND 19 TRACKS OF IT WITH 13 ORIGINAL SONGS & 6 COVER VERSIONS FROM OVER 30 YOUNG MUSICIANS .
ROOTS IS PRODUCED & ARRANGED THROUGH BOBBY LEE A WELL RESPECTED MUSICIAN PRODUCER AND THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE PROJECTS AIDED BY SOME LOYAL LOCAL VOLUNTEERS
THE ROOTS ALBUMS ARE RECORDED MIXED AND MASTERED AT CLAYCASTLE RECORDING STUDIO IN YOUGHAL RUN BY WARREN TIVY AND JOHN BURKE A TOP CLASS RECODING STUDIO IN YOUGHAL.
THE MUSIC COVERS ALL THEYRE CURRENT INFLUENCES AS THEY CHOOSE THE SONGS THEY WISH TO PERFORM AND RECORD BE IT ORIGINAL OR COVER VERSIONS ROOTS ITS GOT IT ALL !!!
'ROOTS' IS ABOUT GIVING A VOICE TO YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH MUSIC AND OPENING A DOOR TO A LIFE FILLED WITH MUSIC AND PASSION .
IN 2009 BOBBY DECIDED TO HOST CONCERTS AT ST MARYS 12TH CENTURY CHURCH YOUGHAL A BEAUTIFUL SETTING FOR MUSIC AND AN ATTENTIVE AUDIENCE .THIS GAVE A PLATFORM FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS TO SUPPORT SOME PROLIFIC NAMES LIKE DECLAN O ROURKE,JOHN SPILLANE, LUKA BLOOM , KILA ,LIAM O'MAONLAI , MARY COUGHLAN ,THE FOUR OF US ETC MAKING THE DREAM COME TRUE .
THEY ALSO RUN REGULAR TALENT SHOWS BUSKING EXPOS AND OTHER MUSICAL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS TO SUPPORT HUMANITARIAN NEEDS
5 CDS ARE OUT TO DATE WITH DIFFERENT GROUPS OF DIFFERENT AGES AND ABILITIES AROUND IRELAND AND THROUGH THIS WORK COUNTLESS LIVES HAVE BEEN INSPIRED AND CHANged.
Recorded at a day care center in Midleton Co Cork .Bobby and brother Fergal spent a year every monday at the center with group in workshops and on years end decided they'd record the tracks as Songlines , that they had come to love and sing most weeks.The Staff also got involved in the process an sang a few.The recording was done on location in Day care center by Laurence White with additions added in at Laurence studio in Bandon
Recorded by Laurence White
Songlines group and staff
Cover art Margaret Daly
On arriving back in Youghal after years spent in Cork city I met with a wonderful sister and missionary Pat Mc Mahon .He soon began helping her out in a shop she ran support people both in her own space and overseas most notably the West Indies where she spent time teaching. In light of the work of Pat I decided to put Trust together to shed light on it all and also bring attention to the fine talent in Youghal . Trust is collection of Original songs from some of Youghals finest musicians and writers
Produced by bobby lee
Recorded by Warren Tivy
Mixed by Warren and Bobby