Released in the centenary year of the Easter Rising, this is a remarkable recording based on the songs and poems of four cornerstones of the Rising: Connolly, Pearse, Ceannt and Plunkett.
Here, their words are interpreted in song and music by five outstanding Irish musicians, revealing the interest in traditional culture held by these historic characters.
Lorcán Mac Mathúna, a sean nós singer, writer and arranger of note, is joined here by Martin Tourish on accordion, Daire Bracken on fiddle and guitar, Éamonn Galldubh on pipes, sax, flute and bodhrán, and Íde Nic Mhathúna on concertina and vocals to present a new insight into the lives of these great men; conveying their message afresh to us today.
“If you only listen to one recording of material on the Easter Rising, this is the one you should hear.” – John Waltham.
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