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CNUAS le Ceoltóirí Laighean (Double CD)

Ceoltóirí Laighean
SKU: CEFCD190
€14.99

CNUAS is a new double CD release of recordings by Éamon de Buitléar’s group Ceoltóirí Laighean. Originally released as two LPs in the 1970s, the recordings feature a host of quality musicians. The sean nós singing of Diarmuid Ó Súilleabháin and Seán Ó Liatháin of Cúil Aodha is a particular feature.

The first CD (The Crooked Road) is a live recording of a 1973 concert held in UCD to support Scoil Dhún Chaoin, the Gaeltacht school then threatened with closure.

The second CD (Star of Munster) was recorded two years later and shows the development of the group’s ensemble-playing. The famous Munster and Jacobite anthem ‘Mo Ghile Mear’ is sung here by Diarmuid Ó Súilleabháin.

Members of Ceoltóirí Laighean went on to have solo careers and to play with other groups. Ceoltóirí Laighean was itself an important part in the evolution of Irish traditional playing which spanned Ceoltóirí Chualann, The Chieftains, Na Filí, Bothy Band and other groups. Éamon de Buitléar is famous as an Irish writer and film-maker. The full Ceoltóirí Laighean line-up was as follows: Éamon de Buitléar, John Kelly, James Kelly, Mary Bergin, Paddy Glackin, Paddy O’Brien, Michael Crehan, Michael Gavin, Micheál Ó hAlmhain, Peter Phelan, and Aibhlín McCrann. Diarmuid Ó Súilleabháin and Seán Ó Liatháin were the singers.

Digitally remastered, the recordings are newly released in double CD format with extensive liner notes.

1 The Crooked Road, Duke of Leinster and his Wife
2 Sláinte Bhreá Hewlett
3 Airgead Réalach
4 Máthair mo chéile (song)
5 Sporting Nell, Lucky in love
6 Seán Ó Duibhir a’ Ghleanna
7 Murtach Mac Cana
8 Do bheatha-sa a Pheaití
9 Morning Dew
10 Amhrán an steaimpí (song)
11 Gravel Walks
12 A ghrá luigh láimh liom
1 Cnoc na gClárach, Bainis Cnoc na gClarach
2 Miko Russell’s Ashplanty
3 Mo Ghile Mear (song)
4 An Chruach Tobac (song)
5 Carraig an Aoibhnis, An Spéic Seoigheach
6 An tSeanbhean Bhocht
7 Gáirdín na Nóiníní
8 Tom Billy’s Jig
9 The Star of Munster
10 Sleamhnán Inis Cathaigh
11 Dhá ghabhairín bhuí
12 Dinny Delany's