With a gathering of fine musicians, Hilary O’Neill once again explores the richness of her Celtic past, and delivers in her own special way, a mosaic of traditional songs from Ireland and Scotland. Through haunting and beautiful melodies, we hear stories of love, love lost, journeys to the unknown, nostalgia, mischief, mythical beings, sadness, joy and the celebration of life.
An entrancing selection of traditional Irish and Scottish songs.
"...a completely evocative listening experience." - The New Age Guardian.
"...a really beautiful collection of old Irish songs, sung by a singer of great experience and fine quality." - Infolkus Magazine.f life.
In this album, Hilary presents a multifarious collection of traditional Irish songs, ranging from rhythmic, moody, quirky, melancholic, joyful and ponderous. You will hear songs about leprechauns, fairies, drinking, hard times, good times, nature, new love, lost love, and longing to be home. Hilary is joined on this album by some fabulous musicians, who enrich each song with their energy, creativity and passion for Celtic music..
Take a front row seat in the Siebold Museum, Würzburg and experience Hilary O'Neill live in concert. The atmosphere is charming and the recording crystal clear as Hilary takes you on a unique musical journey to a magical land inhabited by fairies, goblins, giants and centuries of life’s wisdoms. With humour, pathos, and heart-rending stories she captures the essence of Celtic cultur.
The music recorded on this disc represents some of the finest written for the voice in the Lieder repertoire. The fundamental Classicism of the Schubert and its warm anticipation of the emerging Romanticism makes a link with Brahms and eventually Schubert, bringing the Lied into the twentieth century. The unchanging issues of the human condition, life, love, despair, bliss, death and destiny are all explored and confirmed in these magnificent and contrasting songs.