Celtic Airs

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Celtic Airs
Barry Douglas (piano), Eimear McGeown (Irish flute, whistles), Catriona McKay (Scottish harp) & Chris Stout (Shetland fiddle)

[ Chandos / CD ]

Release Date: Sunday 16 October 2016

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With this new volume, Barry Douglas once again weaves a magic web with Celtic tunes that have been handed down from generation to generation. His playing is entwined sometimes with new material composed by his musical companions, internationally renowned for their fearless explorations and interpretations of Scottish music.

'Bíonn cúig insint ar gach scéal agus dhá ghabháil déag ar gach amhrán': there may be five versions of every story but there are twelve interpretations of each song. The old Irish proverb reflects an acknowledgement that each artist makes his or her own of material that has been handed down.

The result is a beautiful, wistful celebration of melodic riches. Listen and be entranced.

"A class act and you never doubt it from start to finish" MusicWeb

"This ravishing, richly emotional collection of arrangements is a bittersweet joy. Providing his own eloquent piano arrangements, Barry Douglas plays with utter conviction in the quality of the material…gorgeous and sublime" Classical Ear

Tracks:

1. Ballyvaughan Pier / The Runescape Jig / Secret Circle Reel
2. Brendan's Air
3. The Foggy Dew
4. Fear a' Bhata (The Boatman)
5. The Fields of Athenry
6. Planxty Irwin
7. The Minstrel Boy
8. Róisín Dubh (Blach-haired Rose)
9. Molly Malone
10. Buachaill ón Éirne (A Boy from Erne-side)
11. On Raglan Road
12. The Star of the County Down
13. Master McGrath
14. The Lark in the Clear Air
15. Mná na hÉireann (The Women of Ireland)
16. Barry's Reels
17. Unst Bridal March
18. Óró 'sé do bheatha abhaile (You are welcome home)