For Release in spring 2021!
An exciting new album, 'An Buachaillín Bán' , shortly to be released will be available here to purchase soon. The CD features Eibhlís (voice, early Irish harp) with Patricia Connery (uilleann pipes). The album contains sean-nós songs from the Déise area (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 Pat Connery. The beautiful CD cover painting is by Eibhlís's sister, artist Maria Dowling (www.mariadowling.net).
A booklet with lyrics, translations and notes about the songs is included with the CD.
Most of the tracks were recorded in St Peter's Church in Drogheda, a church with wonderful acoustics.
Have a listen below to a selection of tracks from the CD: