Traditional Irish Music and Song


Traditional Irish Music and Song / Amhránaíocht agus Ceol Traidis

 THIS ALBUM IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON ITUNES ONLY

‘Líadan’s first full album delivers on the promise shown thus far and introduces an exciting new contender in the Irish traditional band stakes. Featuring 14 tracks of music and song, their instrumental and vocal prowess is displayed in its fullest capacity … Líadan has created a unique style of distinctive interpretation of Irish traditional music. They feature three highly talented lead vocalists all blessed in the Gaelic and English vernacular, where the traditional and sean-nós song idioms gel with suitable acapella, harmonies and instrumental arrangements. Added to striking string and reed rhythms and accompaniments while always keeping the melody central to their arrangements, the contrast between words and music is maintained and an impressive sound canvas created. Líadan has developed an impressive reputation and their first album will only add to the creative flame. While their reputation has risen, Líadan’s trade remains the same. One has the feeling that this is only the beginning of something wonderful’.

John O’Regan, Irish Music Magazine

THIS ALBUM IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON ITUNES ONLY

Track list and audio samples:

  1. Dan O’Connell’s Favourite / The Race Classic / The Gullane (Polkas)

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  2. “P” stands for Paddy (Song)

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  3. Peeler’s Creek / Tommy Peoples’ (Air & Reel)

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  4. Behind the Haystack / Rockin’ The Boat / Campbelltown Loch (Jigs)
  5. Amhrán Mhuínse (Song)

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  6. Fred Finn’s / My Love is Fair and Handsome / Skipping Lambs (Reels)

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  7. Broom of the Cowdenknowes (Song)

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  8. The Harp and Shamrock / Off to California (Hornpipes)
  9. Galway Bay (Song)
  10. Paddy Fahey’s / In Memory of Coleman / John Brennan’s (Reels)
  11. An Spailpín Fánach (Song)
  12. The Honey Bee / Phyllis’ Birthday / Martin MacMahon’s (Slip Jig & Reels)
  13. Dónal Óg (Song)
  14. The Road to Glountane / The Glountane Highland (Highlands)