Photo and artwork: Alan Tobin
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Antimo Kelly Puca at AP Studios, Dublin
Release date: 2nd February 2023
Written by: Yana
An homage to the late frontman of Interference, Fergus O’Farrell. Lyrics were written in summer 2018 at Folk Holidays festival in Namest nad Oslavou, Czech Republic, just as Interference came to play the festival and tour the country after 11 long years.
The song is released on the 7th anniversary of O’Farrell’s passing.
It features Maurice Culligan on lead vocals, piano and Hammond organ and Yana on vocals.
Included in Tracey’s choice on Dundalk FM
“The Traveller is so beautiful”
Fiachna Ó Braonáin, RTÉ Radio 1
“It’s a beautiful eulogy finding solace in the influences and warm waves left behind by the lonesome traveller – he may be gone physically, but not necessarily spiritually”
Less Than 1,000 Followers
“Yana’s latest release ‘The Traveller’ was all I had to come to expect and more. Featuring Maurice Culligan of Interference, the song is beautifully crafted and her vocal is as beautiful as ever. Galánta!”
Martin Bridgeman, KCLR 96FM
“There’s a real freedom in this one. I feel it’s not tied in any way to a genre or influence. Yana’s personality and her intent rings very pure and true, like the gracious tumbling of a body of water “
Myles O’Reilly, musician and filmmaker