I am Wind on Sea - contemporary vocal music from Ireland

CD Release

I am Wind on Sea - contemporary vocal music from Ireland 

 

Aylish Kerrigan, mezzo-soprano

Dearbhla Collins, piano

Music by

Elaine Agnew | Seoirse Bodley | Ina Boyle

John Buckley | Rhona Clarke | Ann-Marie O'Farrell

 

Six accomplished composers from Ireland are featured in this album, mostly writing for voice and piano, though two include percussion and electronic elements as well. Aylish Kerrigan, one of the foremost interpreters of contemporary Irish vocal music, is a guest professor at the Wuhan Conservatory in China. Her accompanist, Dearbhla Collins, has performed German lieder, contemporary art song, and theater music worldwide. Each of these works is a world premiere recording. The CD will be officially launched on December 9th at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

 

The CD includes Boyle's Three Songs by Walter de la Mare (1956), ‘The Song of the Mad Prince’ and ‘The Pigs and the Charcoal Burner’ are from the poet’s Peacock Pie (1913) collection, with ‘Moon, Reeds, Bushes’ taken from Bells and Grass (1941).

These are delightful songs which explore a world of darkish humour, fantasy and lost love. These moods are emphasised in this fine performance.
— John France (MusicWeb)

Boyle’s other contribution is the ‘Sleep Song’ to traditional words translated by Padraig Pearse. It is the oldest piece on this CD having been composed in 1923. 

The temperament of the song is a perfect balance between countryside description and lullaby.
— John France (MusicWeb)

 

The CD is available to buy here: 

http://www.prostudiomasters.com/album/page/10624

Aylish Kerrigan

Aylish Kerrigan

Dearbhla Collins

Dearbhla Collins