Bilingua Eithne Ní Uallacháin

Reference No.   CEFCD206

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This solo album of song and music is a tour de force and an enduring testament to the marvellously-talented Eithne Ní Uallacháin (1957-1999).  

Musicians featuring on the album include Gerry O'Connor, Dónal O'Connor, Giles Le Bigot, with string quartet arrangements by John Fitzpatrick.  

From the aching beauty of her voice to the innovative layering of voices and world-music inspired sounds, it is a joy to listen to and a reminder of a great talent. 
Karen Matheson (Capercaillie)  

.. a voice that is rich, passionate and full of emotion. This innovative album has a fresh, contemporary feel while still remaining true to the tradition: a long-awaited treasure.   
Mary Black  

....Subtle and sublime, experimental and emotional, fragile and determined, you won’t hear anything like this in 2015. If there was ever a work of genius this is it. 
Irish Music Magazine

Irish Times Review: http://tradconnect.com/profiles/blogs/album-review-eithne-ni-uallachain-bilingua



Irish Times ***** Review:   This collection is a singular delight. Eithne Ní Uallacháin (of Lá Lúgh) left a rich legacy of both traditional and original music in her wake, following her untimely death in 1999. Bilingua encapsulates her vivid vocals, her exceptional phrasing and her finely wrought compositions, but it does so much more than that too. It’s a beautifully produced snapshot of Eithne Ní Uallacháin’s potent energy.  

Taking both fully formed recordings and those still in chrysalis form when she passed away, her husband, Gerry O’Connor, and son, Dónal O’Connor have struck a fine balance between the celebratory rhythms of the title song (with the sublime Mario n’Goma on percussion), the sacred tone of Eithne’s Latin composition ‘Senex Puer’, and the multicoloured layers that enwrap her light-filled reading of ‘I Am Stretched On Your Grave’, among so much more. The remarkable timelessness of this exceptional collection will introduce a whole new audience for Eithne’s music.


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