Traditional Irish Music
Sinéad Healy / Shuffle the Deck
Séan Ó Riada / Port na bPucaí
Port na bPúcaí is a major new album that features previously unreleased material from Séan Ó Riada's final concert recorded in 1971. This was just five months before his untimely death at the age of 40. In addition to recordings from this concert there are a number of additional tracks from March 1971 and also from 1966. O' Riada weaves his usual magic spell as he presents these works on piano and harpsichord. It includes some classic versions of great airs like Do Bhí Bean Uasal, Carraig Donn and Sliabh na mBan as well as other airs that Ó Riada himself introduced to Irish audiences , such as Aisling Gheal, the title track Port na bPúcaí. This is an important addition to the works of Séan Ó Riada who played a major role in the popularisation of Irish music in the twentieth century.
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