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Traditional Irish song is historically divided into 3 categories: laments (goltraí), lullabies (Suantraí) and songs of joy and rapture (geantraí). Ecstasy is an album of Irish geantraí, a bouquet of songs and dances that express an irrepressible joy of life. From simple childrens' nonsense songs to more eloquent odes to the joys of nature and of love, jigs, reels and slides, this is a recording to lift the spirits and make the heart soar!
Personnel: Erin Headley (viol); Emer Mayock (fiddle, flute, Uilleann pipe); Adrian Hart (fiddle); Kate Ellis (cello); Deirdre O'Leary (clarinet, bass clarinet); Dave Redmond (double bass); Mel Mercier (bodhran); Francesco Turrisi (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Caitióna O'Leary.
Recording information: St. Peter's Church of Ireland, Drogheda, Ireland (01/2010).
Director: Caitióna O'Leary.
Photographer: Tara Slye.
Translator: Caitióna O'Leary.
Arranger: Caitióna O'Leary.
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