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Douglas: Celtic Airs / Douglas, McGeown, McKay, Stout


Release Date: 10/28/2016 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10934   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Eimear McGeownBrendan MonaghanTraditionalPete St. John,   ... 
Performer:  Barry DouglasEimear McGeownChris Stout
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With this new volume, Barry Douglas once again weaves a magic web with Celtic tunes that have been handed down from generation to generation. His playing is entwined sometimes with new material composed by his musical companions, internationally renowned for their fearless explorations and interpretations of Scottish music.

‘Bíonn cúig insint ar gach scéal agus dhá ghabháil déag ar gach amhrán’: there may be five versions of every story but there are twelve interpretations of each song. The old Irish proverb reflects an acknowledgement that each artist makes his or her own of material that has been handed down.

The result is a beautiful, wistful celebration of
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Works on This Recording

1.
Ballyvaughan Pier / The RuneScape Jig / Secret Circle Reel by Eimear McGeown
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2.
Brendan's Air by Brendan Monaghan
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano), Eimear McGeown (Whistle)
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
3.
The Foggy Dew by Traditional
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
4.
The Fields of Athenry by Pete St. John
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
5.
Planxty Irwin by Turlough O'Carolan
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano), Eimear McGeown (Whistle)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Ireland 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
6.
The Minstrel Boy, folk song by Traditional
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1813; Ireland 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
7.
Roisin Dubh by Traditional
Performer:  Eimear McGeown (Whistle), Barry Douglas (Piano)
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
8.
Molly Malone (Cockles and Mussels) by Traditional
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
9.
Buachaill On Eirne by Traditional
Performer:  Eimear McGeown (Whistle), Barry Douglas (Piano)
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
10.
Raglan Road by Traditional
Performer:  Eimear McGeown (Whistle), Barry Douglas (Piano)
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
11.
Master McGrath by Traditional
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
12.
The lark in the clear air by Traditional
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Written: Ireland 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
13.
Mna Na H-Eireann by Seán O'Riada
Performer:  Chris Stout (Fiddle), Eimear McGeown (Whistle), Barry Douglas (Piano)
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
14.
Barry's Reels by Chris Stout
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano), Chris Stout (Fiddle)
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
15.
Unst Bridal March by Traditional
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano), Chris Stout (Fiddle)
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
16.
An Dord Feinne (Oro Se Do Bheatha Abhaile) by Traditional
Performer:  Eimear McGeown (Whistle), Chris Stout (Fiddle), Barry Douglas (Piano)
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
17.
Fear a' Bhata (The Boatman) by Traditional
Performer:  Eimear McGeown (Whistle), Barry Douglas (Piano)
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
18.
Star Of The Country Down by Traditional
Performer:  Barry Douglas (Piano)
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 

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