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Áille na hÁille - A Terrible Beauty

Áille na hÁille - A Terrible Beauty

Sraith Cheoil Nua-chumtha. A Suite in Honour of the Heroes of 1916

Performed by: Finghin Collins, Elizabeth Cooney, RTÉ Con Tempo String Quarte, Charlie Lennon, Ronan Browne, Éilís Lennon, Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Jim Higgins, Seán Lennon and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh.

Insint i gceol é an saothar seo ar na h-imeachtaí a tharla roimh agus ina dhiadh Éirí Amach 1916. Tiomnaítear é dóibh siúd a fuair bás san Éirí Amach agus go háraithe dóibh siúd a shínigh Forógra na Poblachta agus a cuireadh chun báis go gairid ina dhiadh sin.

This is a story in music of events leading up to the 1916 Rising and its aftermath. It is dedicated to all who died in the revolution, with specific reference to those who signed the Proclamation of the Republic and were executed shortly afterwards.

Features song settings of ‘Fornocht a Chonac Thú’ and ‘I See His Blood Upon the Rose’, sung by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, and ‘An Glaoch: Sonata for Violin and Piano’ played by renowned musicians Finghin Collins and Elizabeth Cooney.

Dr. Charlie Lennon is a well-known composer of traditional tunes and of larger works which bring together orchestral and traditional musicians in a new and exciting manner. His previous suites include Island Wedding and Flight from the Hungry Land.

Liosta Traiceanna / Track Listing.

1. Planxty James Connolly.
2. Mac Diarmada’s Dream.
3. Tom Clarke’s Jig.
4. Ros Muc (Slow Air).
5. Ceannt the Piper.
6. Fornocht do Chonac Thú.
7. Easter Lambs.
8. McDonagh’s March.
9. I See His Blood.
10. Lament for O’Donovan-Rossa.
11. Support from America.
12. Glaoch Chun Saoirse / Call to Freedom: Sonata

1st Movement: Easter Week - Seachtain na Cásca.

2nd Movement: A Nation Mourns - Náisiún Faoi Bhrón.

3rd Movement: An Glaoch - The Call.

 

 


 

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