First listen to 'A Louth Lilt' by Adèle Commins and Daithí Kearney

This is a first listen to the new album by Adèle Commins and Daithí Kearney called A Louth Lilt. It's track 12 from the album and features a couple of jigs composed by Adéle for her parents. Regarding the recording they say: "The music is inspired by people and places in Louth and further afield. From the snows of Norway to the sunsets of Brazil, the legends of the Táin to aspects of everyday life, the music draws on Irish musical traditions with an ear to the wider world. Encompassing influences from the artists rich and varied musical experiences, the pieces reflect a lifetime of engaging with various musical cultures and personalities."

Musicologist Dr Adèle Commins is Head of Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music at Dundalk Institute of Technology. Playing both piano and piano accordion, she began composing at a young age, with many of her tunes inspired by the people and places around her, as well as her experiences of playing in local céilí bands.

Ethnomusicologist and geographer Dr Daithí Kearney is a graduate of University College Cork and director of the DkIT Ceol Oirghialla Traditional Ensemble. An All-Ireland champion musician, he has toured and recorded as a musician, singer and dancer with a number of groups including Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, and performed for President Obama in The White House. A former member of the band Nuada (Open the Door for 3, 2004), he recorded the critically acclaimed album Midleton Rare with accordion player John Cronin in 2012 and continues to tour regularly.

You can find out more about the album by visiting www.alouthlilt.com

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