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Westward

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
10-03-2017
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Barcode:
5391524038606
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
COPP031
Westward
Westward

Description

WESTWARD, the new CD by Eilis Kennedy is a product of life on the Atlantic fringe, with songs in English and Irish inspired by famous musical nights in Dingle and beyond. Having travelled to the west coast of California to record with Grammy Award winning guitarist William Coulter, this album reflects where Eilis is at now, as an artist. Featuring traditional and contemporary song and in a new departure for Kennedy, two selfpenned originals, referencing her own distinct place and people. Baile an Mhuraigh is at the edge of Europe, the most westerly tip of the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry. It's a place that lies between the wild grandeur of Mount Brandon and the booming Atlantic Ocean. It is here that Eilis Kennedy's parents transmitted to her a lifelong interest in poetry and song. At home, both music and the Gaelic language were part of everyday life, a happy fact re 64258;ected on this beautiful new recording, Westward. She has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to listen to many of the finest exponents of song in her locality and she has absorbed all that resonates within that vibrant Gaeltacht tradition, yet it is the emotions and stories associated with singing that have informed her love of song. She released to great critical acclaim two solo CDs Time to Sail in 2001 and One Sweet Kiss in 2005. "This CD reinacts some of my musical travels in the last 20 years and, for the first time, some original songs of my own. Now that I am older, with more time, l have the freedom to spend time writing as well as learning new songs The people with whom l have developed my music over the years also feature here, and I recorded it outside Ireland to bring that perspective that being away from the familiar can bring. For me there is a sense of the past from my own family, and also a glimpse of the new. l had strong ideas of sound and also the look of the booklet and photographs which years of recording and performing have given me in a sense an independence". - Eilis Kennedy

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. John of Dreams
  3. An T-Ull
  4. Elk River Dam, the
  5. Pe in Eirinn I
  6. Cailin Mo Runsa
  7. Hills of Isle Au Haut, the
  8. Highway Mack
  9. Flannel Red, the
  10. Saucy Sailor, the
  11. Will Ye Go to the Indies
  12. Going Home
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