All Irish music, all the time
April 22, 2009 4:28 PM Subscribe
posted by dbmcd (33 comments total)
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During a vacation in Ireland this past February, I bought an album of music by Shaun Davey
, called "Beal Tuinne
". I hadn't heard a single cut
(but you can!), but a gent at the CD table at the Seamus Begley
concert said it was the best Irish music CD in a decade.
Others have said the same - and, in my opinion, they are right! The album is poetry by the late Caoimhín Ó Cinnéide (from the Dingle peninsula) set to music by the incomparable Shaun Davey.
After this album I got curious about him, and found out that he's done a ton of work that I recognized - the soundtrack to Ballykissangel
and Waking Ned Devine
, among others.
Also the song "Ripples in the Rock Pools
" from his Granuile suite.
So I share this with you - and encourage you to give Beal Tuinne a listen - if you love excellent traditional Irish music, you'll love this.
Oh, and Seamus Begley's new CD "Eiri go la
" is wonderful if you can find it! I picked up a copy at his concert in Killarney.