CD launch spring 2023!
Price: €15.+ €3. p & p
A beautiful new CD, 'An Buachaillín Bán' , is available to purchase here now! The CD features Eibhlís (voice, early Irish harp) with 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 the 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.