Lúnasa With The RTE Concert Orchestra


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Folk, Celtic
Lunasa Records
September 2, 2013

Format: Compact Disc



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Irish All-Star acoustic outfit, Lúnasa launches highly-anticipated collaboration with Ireland's RTE Concert Orchestra, the band's first recording in 3 years. The CD is set for September 2nd release and will be supported by UK festival appearances and major venue tour.

Expect Lúnasa with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the band's ninth album release, to reconfigure more than a few musical maps via the intersection between Irish music orchestral and Irish music traditional. The album began when RTÉ approached Niall Vallely, one of Ireland's most talented emerging composers and arrangers and brother of Lúnasa's Cillian Vallely, with the idea of creating arrangements and working with a traditional band.

Niall suggested Lúnasa for the project, and the result is a magical union of Ireland's top traditional band and Ireland's national orchestra to create a very new sound in Irish music. Their first joint effort was a sold-out performance at Dublin's National Concert Hall on June 19, 2012 that was later broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 and followed by the recording of the album.

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, whose credits include projects with talents as diverse as Luciano Pavarotti and Cleo Laine and Ireland's Sharon Shannon, Sinéad O'Connor, Imelda May and The Coronas, is conducted by David Brophy.

The Enhanced CD features a 4:46 film of Lúnasa performing "Morning Nightcap" with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra at Dublin's National Concert Hall.

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Key Value
Catalogue number LRCD002
Barcode 0700261375243
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 44g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 120mm x 8mm x 140mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Casu -
2. Leckan Mór -
3. Spoil The Dance -
4. An Buachaillín Bán (with Scully's) -
5. Morning Nightcap -
6. Breton Set (with Tro Breizh) -
7. The Minor Bee -
8. The Last Pint -
9. The Merry Sisters Of Fate (with Dr Gilbert's) -