A Terrible Beauty Áille na hÁille - Charlie Lennon
This is a story in music of events leading up to the 1916 Rising and its aftermath. It is dedicated to all who died in the revolution, with specific reference to those who signed the Proclamation of the Republic and were executed shortly afterwards.
Features song settings of ‘Fornocht a Chonac Thú’ and ‘I See His Blood Upon the Rose’, sung by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, and ‘An Glaoch: Sonata for Violin and Piano’ played by renowned musicians Finghin Collins, Elizabeth Cooney.
‘Out of the heartlands of the Conamara Gaeltacht, rises one of Ireland’s greatest traditional musicians and music-makers. In Áille na hÁille/A Terrible Beauty, Charlie Lennon builds sonic bridges unifying many of the sound communities that make up the Irish mind.’ Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin
Áille na hÁille features a range of traditional and classical musicians, including:Finghin Collins (piano), Elizabeth Cooney (violin), RTÉ Con Tempo Quartet, Ronan Browne (uilleann pipes, flute, whistle), Éilís Lennon (violin), Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina), Seán Lennon (fiddle), Jim Higgins (percussion) and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (vocals).