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Dathanna an Cheoil


“Her sensitive treatment of, and approach to her music demonstrates an innate understanding of the music, its origins, and a loyalty to the spirit, style, and repertoire of the tradition.”

Peddyr Cubberley, Manx Composer

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‘Dathanna an Cheoil’ is the debut album by Irish harper Fiana Ní Chonaill. The title translates to ‘The Colours of Music’ and showcases the wide repertoire of the Irish harp today. It includes harp specific repertoire, lively dance music and haunting slow airs.

Track listing

  1. The Mountain Lark, The Red Bee (comp. Joe Liddy) – Reels
  2. Lady Laetitia Burke – O’Carolan
  3. The March of the Min na Toitean Bull, The Garavogue – March/Reel
  4. A Stór Mo Chroí – Slow Air
  5. O’Dwyer’s – Hornpipe
  6. The Battering Ram, The Maid on the Green, The Legacy Jig – Jigs
  7. The Boys of Ballisodare, The Man of the House – Reels
  8. Mrs Bermingham. First Air – O’Carolan
  9. Helvic Head – Jig
  10. Cuimhne an Phíobaire (comp. Seán Potts) – Slow air
  11. The Sligo Fancy, the Humours of Tuamgraney – Hornpipes
  12. Manorhamilton The 8th of May (comp. Joe Liddy) / The Banks of the Erne – Jigs

Additional information

Guest musicians

Alan Reid (bouzouki), Niall Carey (bodhrán).

Recorded, mixed and mastered by

Jack Talty in Raelach Studios, Lissycasey, Co. Clare.

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One response to “Dathanna an Cheoil”

  1. Maths Gallagher says:

    Maths Gallagher in the folk Harp Journal (America)

    ‘The CD is filled with traditional jewels- some well-known, some obscure- but all worth of their presentation’

    ‘Fiana plays with a confidence that makes the music a joy to listen to- musical, expressive, and assured’

    ‘Fiana’s comfort, expertise and artistic soul radiates on “A Stór Mo Chroí” and “Cuimhne an Phíobaire”, using the full range of her harp to express in music that which cannot be expressed in words’

    ‘This recording is a beautiful and excellent presentation of traditional Irish music, skilllfully arranged and played; a sublime reminder of the heart of the Irish harp’

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