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Go Mairir I Bhfad (Long Life T

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Go Mairir I Bhfad (Long Life T
Go Mairir I Bhfad (Long Life T


Zoe Conway (Riverdance Soloist) and John McIntyre perform an album of new compositions composed by such writers as Andy Irvine, Bill Whelan and Donal Lunny. Back in November 2010 Zoë and John commissioned twelve leading Irish composers to each compose a piece for fiddle and guitar with the aim of collectively presenting a snapshot of traditional Irish music as it lives today. The renowned composers who took part in the project were Liz Carroll, Steve Cooney, Frankie Gavin, Andy Irvine, Charlie Lennon, Donal Lunny, Máirtín O'Connor, Peadar Ó Riada, Mícheál Ó Súilleabhán, Tommy Peoples, Niall Vallely and Riverdance composer Bill Whelan. With no guidelines other than for fiddle and guitar, and between 3 and 6 minutes long, the new music created for the recording is a diverse variety of pieces and styles. All the composers draw from a deep knowledge of Irish traditional music, and include familiar Irish music forms such as slow airs, jigs and reels, plus forms from other traditions are also present, for instance Andy Irvine's, 'Twenty Two' which is inspired by a Bulgarian dance rhythm. Despite the influences of jazz, classical, eastern European, Latin modes and differing time signatures, the album plays as a complete work.


  1. Name
  2. Heath & Bernie's; Half Day Road; Reel for Jim DeWan
  3. Ríl Zoë
  4. Kilkenny Station; Lally's Fancy
  5. April In Roundstone
  6. Trip to Gort
  7. Capaillín Dubh ina Thaibhreamh
  8. Bóthar na Sop
  9. One for Sorrow, Two for Joy
  10. Cathair Geal
  11. Lago Puelo Jig; Twenty Two
  12. Moonbeams
  13. New End
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