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Sipped The Silver

by Drank The Gold

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Cucanandy 03:08
Gourd Season 02:40
Petaluma 03:07


“At times, they dived into the track of the moon in the dark sea water and opened their mouths to swallow the silver. At times, they plunged into the path of the sun in the green-blue ocean and opened their mouths and drank the gold.”
— Pat O’Shea, The Hounds of the Morrigan

From Upstate New York, Oona Grady (fiddle/viola/vocals) and James Gascoyne (guitar/banjo/vocals) play and sing North Atlantic dance tunes and folk songs.

Steeped in Irish music for as far back as she can remember, Oona spent many years living in Cork, Ireland, where she honed her skills as a fiddle player and Irish music specialist. Upon moving back to her hometown of Ithaca, NY, Oona immersed herself in the local traditional music scene and incorporated old time and Cajun tunes into her repertoire.

Growing up outside Louisville, KY, James was surrounded by music from an early age; radio, vinyl records, church music, and live concerts were a part of daily life. Finding his own musical style as an adult, James always keeps his ears open for sounds – new, old, familiar, or strange. While singing and playing guitar and banjo with Drank The Gold, he delves into the traditions of American old time and Irish dance tunes, while keeping true to his borderless, experimental musical roots.

Now based in Saratoga Springs, NY, Oona and James collaborate as Drank The Gold, bringing new perspectives and innovative arrangements to the music they love. Craic agus ceol (good times and music)!


Oona Grady: vocals, fiddle, viola
James Gascoyne: vocals, guitar, banjo
© 2019

Many thanks to all who have supported us along the way, including the Pedinotti family and the staff at the Mouzon House, Liz Isreal and The Inn at Saratoga, Chris Wienk and WEXT, Sarah Craig and all at Caffe Lena, Michael Eck, Rosie Newton (for the loan of her viola - heard on Petaluma). We wouldn’t be playing music today without the support of our families: The Lovelands, the Gascoynes, Ruth & Milner Wallace, the Gradys, and the DeFlauns.


released July 19, 2019

All tracks are traditional, except tracks 3, 5, 7, & 12 by James Gascoyne (ASCAP), track 6 by Neil Gow (Public Domain), and track 11 by Pete St. John (Mechanical Copyright Protection Society, LTD)

Produced and arranged by Drank The Gold
Recorded and mixed at Electric Wilburland by Will Russell
Mastered by Dana Billings
Photos by Elizabeth Pedenotti Haynes
Graphic Design by Mike O’Donnell
Post Production by Pat Burke


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