Limerick musician Paddy Mulcahy gears up for German project

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

Paddy Mulchay - formerly nubus - plans to finish his next album in 2016, after recording in Germany
LIMERICK city musician Paddy Mulcahy has announced that he will begin the foundation of work on his next album, as he flies to Germany to work on exclusive material.

LIMERICK city musician Paddy Mulcahy has announced that he will begin the foundation of work on his next album, as he flies to Germany to work on exclusive material.

After two successful projects in the first quarter of the year, the eclectic artist has been asked to attend recording sessions in Germany this August.

After he revealed his intention to move away from the ‘nubus’ moniker to the Limerick Leader three weeks ago, the former dubstep DJ was approached by world-renowned piano maker David Klavins to record work on one of his designed instruments.

The famous instrument-maker found the 21-year-old local musician online after he wrote music for the inaugural Piano Day project.

“David Klavins found me via Soundcloud through the Piano Day campaign, which was a made-up holiday where musicians from all over the world celebrated anything to do with piano work,” explained Paddy.

“It was invented by musician Nils Frahm, whose Piano Day album will go towards the building of the 450 model piano, where you actually need a staircase to play the instrument.

“When David spotted me on the Piano Day playlist, he offered me to go and work in his workshop in Balingen, and record music using the una corda, which has a different sound to a regular piano which would have three strings per key, as this one only has one,” he explained.

He added that he had originally planned to record material in Cologne, but pulled the itinerary back one day to record with Mr Klavins, so he will commence his German trip on 
August 1.

Paddy will work alongside promoter Dietmar Saxler in Cologne following his work with Klavins. The musician said Saxler spotted him through virtuoso pianist Lubomyr Melnyk, who played with Paddy in a special workshop at Ormston House in January.

Paddy’s music can be found on www.nubus.me.