The album comes with surprises that will charm both Classical and Traditional fans from all over the world.
The first time I received this CD Aisling na nGael I was thinking that it’s one of those over the top vocal renderings. I do own a lot of classical records but they have their own time and usually when I listen to music , it has to suit my mood.
This one comes as a great surprise. Her voice can move from purely sean nos into really lyrical soprano. There is not only purity in the way she delivers these traditional pieces but there is also nuance and wonder. The orchestral arrangement is also excellent. The choir and the ambiance add to what is already good about this album.
About this album:
The CD, co-produced by Frank Buckley, Niall “Herbie” Macken and Emma Kate, was recorded in St Multose Church in Kinsale and the lofty acoustics fit perfectly with Buckley’s arrangements.
“Aisling na nGael introduces traditional Irish Songs to the world as rich orchestral and choral masterpieces,” says Emma-Kate.
You may want to buy into that.
Aisling na nGael (An Irish Dream) brings together 12 songs (Eanach Cuain, An Mhaighdean Mhara, An Droimeann Donn Dílis, Fill, Fill, a Rún Ó and Carrigdhoun, among others) sung normally unaccompanied in a setting that does the lyrics justice and brings out the natural poetry of the Irish language. Three songs (Deus Meus, Ag Críost an Síol and Óró ’s é do Bheatha ’Bhaile) feature The City of Cork Male Voice Choir and The Chorus of Opera Cork.(Info fromhttp://www.emmakatetobia.com)
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Thanks to Daly Communications for sharing this wonderful album with me.