'An Buachaillín Bán'
album launch day update:
Official launching on Sunday 2nd July 2023
at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy!
Price: €15.+ €3. p & p
UPDATE JANUARY 2023:
'An Buachaillín Bán' had just been released online (on this website and on eibhlis.bandcamp.com) in June 2021, when Patricia (Pat) Connery, Eibhlís's beloved wife, and life- and music partner for nearly 40 years, became ill, and very sadly, Patricia passed away on 25th January 2022. On the CD Patricia plays three beautiful traditional Irish airs on the Uilleann pipes.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam ceolmhar.
The album will be launched at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy on 2nd July 2023.
About the CD:
'An Buachaillín Bán' features Eibhlís (voice, early Irish harp) and Patricia Connery (uilleann pipes).
The album contains sean-nós songs from the Déise area of south east Ireland (including An Buachaillín Bán, An Páistín Fionn, Pilib Séimh Ó Fathaigh and many more); Fanny Power by Turlough Carolan (1670-1738), performed, for the first time in over 200 years, as Carolan himself would have performed it, ie, Eibhlís accompanies her own singing of it on a replica of an eighteenth century wire-strung early Irish harp or 'cláirseach'; traditional songs in the English language such as The Shores of Lough Bran and The Seaside (a Child ballad collected near Cappaquin on the banks of the Blackwater river in 1906) ; and three traditional Irish airs on the Uilleann pipes played by Patricia Connery.
The CD comes in a beautiful tripart gatefold card case, with cover artwork by Eibhlís's sister, artist Maria Dowling (www.mariadowling.net), and design by Eibhlís.
A lovely 24 page illustrated colour booklet, containing the song lyrics, translations, and bilingual notes about the songs, is included with the CD.
Most of the tracks on this CD were recorded in St Peter's Church in Drogheda, a church with wonderful acoustics.
'An Buachaillín Bán', is available to purchase here now!