Traditional Irish Music
It is companion CD for the an exhibition of the same name that is presently taking place at the Art Institute of Chicago. We wrote about the exhibition earlier in the week stating that “it will be the first major exhibition to showcase the decorative and fine arts of 18th century Ireland, bringing together more than 300 objects – many never before seen in public – lent by public and private collectors across North America. The exhibition, which continues through June 7, 2015, will provide an extraordinarily rich overview of Ireland’s creative legacy.”
The creation of this CD of Irish music for the exhibition is described by Marty Fahey as a “modern-day crossroads experience. A diverse, inspired, and dedicated group of benefactors, graphic designers, and publishing professionals, along with a host of well-wishers, has come together for a noble purpose: to illuminate and celebrate the musical influences at work in Ireland between 1690 and 1840”
The album includes an “hour of music, from the ancient harp tradition, some carefully chosen from the distant past by Liz Knowles, and some especially composed by Chicago’s own Liz Carroll.”
Marty goes on to say of this track “that the melody and performance are evocative of an imaginary party in one of Ireland’s great houses of the era.”
We will get to a review of the album shortly. In the meantime listen to The True Love of My Heart featuring Liz Carroll, Liz Knowles, Catriona McKay and Triona Ní Dhomhnaill.
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