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Debra Lyn’s ” Billy Taylor” Featured On “Thistle & Shamrock”

With Fiona Ritchie

AMAZING NEWS that Jeff and I wanted to share! “Billy Taylor,” from our “Blue Sun Rises” album was featured on NPR’s “Thistle & Shamrock®” New Spring Sounds show.

NPR distributes The Thistle & Shamrock®, a weekly radio program of music from Celtic roots in Europe and North America, to member stations throughout the U.S. Produced and hosted by Fiona Ritchie, the radio show has attracted many exclusive contributions through the years, including NPR’s first mp3 music download, live festival recordings, and world premiere performances.

We are so very thankful to Frances Cunningham, who not only played Bouzouki and Tenor Banjo – she also suggested that we record “Billy Taylor” and to Matthew Burgess, 4 on the Floor Productions, for his magical musical contributions and for radio promotion.

Produced, Arranged, Engineered, Mixed & Mastered* by:
Jeff Silverman at Palette Music • Studio • Productions (MSP)
Mount Juliet / Nashville, TN |

*Jeff Silverman/Palette Studio is a Certified Apple Digital Masters Mastering House, Approved by Apple, Inc.

Vocals – Debra Lyn –
Drums / Percussion – Matthew Burgess –
Bouzouki, Tenor Banjo – Frances Cunningham –
Baritone Acoustic Guitar / Bass / Background Vocals – Jeff Silverman –

Matthew Burgess, 4 On The Floor Promotions –

New Spring Sounds (#1926)

The flow of music is never-ending and a spring tide of new recordings is bound to yield some great music. Fiona handpicks some of the best new sounds from rising artists along with the latest from your favorites.

The Rocky Road to Dublin…by Poor Man’s Gambit from Land of Sunshine (
Mountain Road…by Project Smok from Bayview (AED)
Tá Na Báid Go Doimhin S Bhfarraige, Síos Cois Na Tra Agus Amach Chun Na Farraige…by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibbh from Thar Toinn/Seaborne (Ealain)
The Coilsfield House Set…by Brian McNeill from No Silence (Greentrax)
The Yew Tree…by Brian McNeill from No Silence (Greentrax)
[ID Excerpt] Two Little Ducks…by Seamus Egan from Early Bright (THL)
Arran Don’t Change…by David Kirk – unreleased – (Soundcloud)
Marioni’s…by David Foley & Jack Smedley from Time to Fly (Head East)
Time to Fly…by David Foley & Jack Smedley from Time to Fly (Head East)
Bump Bounce…by Seamus Egan from Early Bright (THL)
Billy Taylor…by Debra Lyn from Blue Sun Rises (Palette)
The Land of Sunshine…by Poor Man’s Gambit from Land of Sunshine (

Click here to listen to the show (scroll down page until you see #1926):

Thistle & Shamrock (#1926)

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