An album of eclectic and original songs by McShane & Shaw covering different styles and genres (country, disco, classical, jazz swing, comedy & reggae) superbly recorded and mixed at Ian Rafferty’s “Creative Music” studio. Comes in a lovely gatefold card case with photos by John Marshall.
Includes unlimited streaming of Dad Dancing via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
The album Dad Dancing was recorded in the period from April 2020 to April 2022 – the time of Covid. In-between lockdowns, McShane and Shaw met to rehearse and record whenever possible – either in our homes or at Ian Rafferty’s Creative Music studio – and, in one memorable case, within the lovely acoustics of St. Saviour’s Church, Thurlstone.
The result of this work is an album where each track is an isolated gem which has been created independently of everything else, making the whole thing an audio variety show, evocative of McShane & Shaw’s eclectic live performances.
We hope you enjoy your listening experience.
McShane & Shaw
released October 15, 2022
Chris McShane: Vocals, 5-string Banjo, Ukulele, Bass, Electric Guitar, Spoons
Ralph Shaw: Vocals, Chromatic and Diatonic Harmonicas, Ukulele, Baritone Ukulele, Whistling, Car-horn
Keith Ramskill – Drums on Can’t Find My Specs
Dave Fisher – Lap Steel on Thinking of You and McSwing
Jonathan Proud – Bass on McSwing
Fern Quartet – String Quartet on Galileo
Fionnuala Donnelly Schmidt – Cello
Emily Harding – First Violin
Ruth Hutton Searle – Second Violin
Natalie Davis – Viola
Galileo was recorded live in St. Saviour’s Church, Thurlstone
Photography – John Marshall
Ian “Magic Fingers” Rafferty – Recording, Keyboards, Programming, Mixing and
Mastering performed at Creative Music, Huddersfield