Music of the Month
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Our first Music of the Month selection for 2021 Rogha Raelach
The wonderful Irish record label presents Rogha Raelach Volume 1, featuring the music of The Martin Hayes Quartet: Martin Hayes: fiddle; Dennis Cahill: guitar; Liz Knowles: fiddle & viola; and Doug Wieselman: bass clarinet) | Noel Hill (concertina)| Bobby Gardiner (melodeon) | Geraldine Cotter (piano) | Nell Ní Chróinín (voice) | Pádraic Keane (uilleann pipes) | Saileog Ní Cheannabháin (voice, viola, piano) | Derek Hickey (accordion) & Macdara Ó Faoláin (bouzouki) | Aoife Ní Bhriain (fiddles & viola) | Sean Gavin (flute) & Michael Gavin (bouzouki) | Síle Denvir (voice) | Jack Talty (concertina)
Jack Talty, musician and the label's driving force, writes, "It comes at a time of unprecedented crisis for the arts sector in Ireland and elsewhere. Postponed album launches and interrupted recording sessions arising from current restrictions have disrupted 2020, and as a result, this release serves as a way of continuing to make available music at a time when it is most needed, while also supporting artists who have been deprived of opportunities to do what they
Reflecting the aesthetic and ethos of Raelach Records itself, this release is an eclectic mix
of approaches to interpreting the traditional arts of Ireland. Unconcerned with clichéd
and polarising arguments about tradition and innovation, this album instead honors the
compelling instrumental, and sean-nós singing traditions on their own terms, while also
making space for experimental investigations by artists with a deep immersion in the
traditional music and song of Ireland."
"The Martin Hayes Quartet- Frank Keanes Reel"
"Geraldine Cotter-Poll Hal'penny"
"Síle Denvir-An Cailín Fearúil Fionn"
"Aoife Ní Bhriain-The Drunken Sailor"
"Bobby Gardiner & Jack Talty-The Humours of Glendart"
You can also buy previous Music of the Month titles in our shop
(and save a little on postage for more than one CD).
These CDs were donated to RootsWorld by Raelach Records. We thank them, and you, for supporting the magazine and radio program.
You can also buy previous Music of the Month titles in our shop (and save a little on postage for more than one CD).