Traditional Irish Music
“In Troubled Times” debuts this April on the Touch of Blarney Music label. The album is being released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Derry Peace March which will occur later this year. It was an event igniting a struggle for civil rights and religious freedom which cost the lives of over 4,000 people and maimed and injured 10,000 more, now known as “the troubles.”
With some of Chicago’s finest artists brilliantly performing some of the most beautiful and moving songs that were the product of the troubled and rebellious Irish historical experience, the lyricists of the songs on the album, like the bards of Medieval Times, have chronicled their moment of history. It is the traditional folk music of a people whose spirit bruised but unbroken has been etched on the Irish character.
“In Troubled Times” takes one on a journey through time from the Uprising of 1798 with a unique version of “Wearing of the Green”’, with the music of the turbulent 19th century, the commemorations of the formation of the Irish Republic, and with the on-going struggle of the Irish people for equality. From the bloody streets of “Free Derry” to that” Dirty Old Town,” Belfast through the satire of Tommy Makem and the poetry of Phil Coulter to the folk rock of John Lennon and the solemn reflection of Mickey MacConnell and with a bit of old fashioned Irish good humor and a comforting lullaby you will find yourself, In Troubled Times.
In Troubled Times - Produced by Touch of Blarney Entertainment Group LLC
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