music is a thread which has run through Chris Conway's music from the
Influenced by Alan Stivell, and The Moving Hearts, he
formed the Celtic band Universal Spirit in his college days. He then
began adding Celtic touches to The Rain
Garden world music band sets.
He then formed the Govannen band, recording
and producing 4CDs. Govannen remains his main Celtic outlet, and they play regularly in concert format plus
weddings, festivals and ceilidhs.
He has always infused Celtic touches on his singer-songwriting
albums - there are usually at least a couple of Celtic tracks
on each album. Celtic music has featured prominantly on his new age albums too. He has also recorded and produced albums for Celtic harper France Ellul
and Irish singer Bridget McMahon.
Over the years his Irish low and tin whistle playing, and especially
his improvising on them, have become trademarks and he is much in demand
for recording sessions.