Harmony heaven in this video.
The White Horse Guitar Club is a super special group. Compiled of eleven Irish men, the group started playing together ten years ago. Their motto perfectly captures their mission:
“Eleven voices as one, hearts committed and united, friendship confirmed.”
Over the last ten years, the group has been gathering in local pubs and auditoriums to play for locals, but recently, they have hit the studio and the road to broadcast their unique sound to a larger audience.
A few months back, they released a killer version of Zach Bryan’s famed track “Revival” from the Inniscarra Bar in Cork, Ireland.
The cozy setting of the eleven esteemed musicians sitting in a complete circle around a fire in a small pub in Ireland… pints of Guinness and even a pup complete the picture perfect setting.
A few of the group’s members some additional instruments like a harmonica, a cajon box drum, and a foot tambourine.
Their harmonies are impeccable, but what I love about this video is the depth that you get from a primarily strings group. The group’s guitars range from acoustics to slide guitars to resonator guitars, and mandolas create a harmonious depth when combining all of their sounds.
Combined with their passionate vocals, this makes for such an exceptional performance. You can see they are all having a damn good time coming together to play.
“The song was given to us by a friend who saw us as the embodiment of the song. During Covid we were poster boys for what we couldn’t do. The opposite of social distance. 11 men singing cheek to jowl.
This song celebrates the reemergence of gatherings, camaraderie and storytelling through the magic and power of music and song.”
If this does not highlight the healing power folks can find in music, I don’t know what does.
Bring these guys on tour, Zach Bryan…