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Celtic Reflections - Irish melodies from ancient folk tunes to contemporary songwriters / Barry Douglas, piano with Eimear Mogeown, Irish flute

Album Summary

>Traditional, Irish : She Moved through the Fair, folk song
>Traditional, Irish : The Coulin (The Coolin; The Coolun)
>Traditional, English : Down by the Salley Gardens, folk song
>Traditional, Irish : The Cliffs of Dooneen, folk song
>McGeown, Eimear : Iris, for Irish flute
>Anonymous : Open the door softly
>Traditional, Irish : The Pleasant Rocks (Na Creaga Aille)
>McGeown, Eimear : The Mushroom Tree, for Irish flute
>Anonymous, Irish : Kid on the Mountain (Traditional Irish jig)
>Traditional, Irish : My Lagan Love
>Traditional, Irish : Carrickfergus
>O'Carolan, Turlough : Planxty Dillon (Plancstaí Uí Dhiolúin)
>O'Carolan, Turlough : The Lamentation of Owen Roe O'Neill (Caoine Adh Eoin Uí Néill)
>Traditional, Irish : An Irish Lullaby (Suantraí Gaelach)
>Traditional, Irish : The Last Rose of Summer, folk song
>Coulter, Phil : Home Away from Home, for band
>Traditional, English : The Wraggle Taggle Gypsies, O!, folk song
>Traditional, Irish : Londonderry Air (Danny Boy), folk song
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Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine, November 2014
Evocative piano transcriptions of classic Irish melodies.

Playing many of his own arrangements, Barry Douglas here explores the melodies of his native Ireland , from ancient folk tunes passed down through the ages to pieces by contemporary songwriters. He is joined by young flautist Eimear McGeown, a renowned and passionate exponent of the traditional Irish flute which she plays in this recording.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Barry Douglas (piano).

Recording information: Curtis Auditorium and Recording Suite, CIT Cork School (09/28/2013-09/29/2013).



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>Traditional, Irish : She Moved through the Fair, folk song
  • Performer: Barry Douglas
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: by 1700

>Traditional, Irish : The Coulin (The Coolin; The Coolun)
  • Performer: Barry Douglas
  • Running Time: 7 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Traditional, English : Down by the Salley Gardens, folk song
  • Performer: Barry Douglas
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1889

>Traditional, Irish : The Cliffs of Dooneen, folk song
  • Performer: Barry Douglas
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.

>McGeown, Eimear : Iris, for Irish flute
  • Performer: Barry Douglas
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Alicia Hart.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Anonymous : Open the door softly
  • Performer: Barry Douglas

>Traditional, Irish : The Pleasant Rocks (Na Creaga Aille)
  • Performer: Barry Douglas
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>McGeown, Eimear : The Mushroom Tree, for Irish flute
  • Performer: Barry Douglas
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Anonymous, Irish : Kid on the Mountain (Traditional Irish jig)
  • Performer: Barry Douglas
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.

>Traditional, Irish : My Lagan Love
  • Performer: Barry Douglas
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal

>Traditional, Irish : Carrickfergus
  • Performer: Barry Douglas
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>O'Carolan, Turlough : Planxty Dillon (Plancstaí Uí Dhiolúin)
  • Performer: Barry Douglas
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>O'Carolan, Turlough : The Lamentation of Owen Roe O'Neill (Caoine Adh Eoin Uí Néill)
  • Performer: Barry Douglas
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Traditional, Irish : An Irish Lullaby (Suantraí Gaelach)
  • Performer: Barry Douglas
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Traditional, Irish : The Last Rose of Summer, folk song
  • Performer: Barry Douglas
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Coulter, Phil : Home Away from Home, for band
  • Performer: Barry Douglas
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, English : The Wraggle Taggle Gypsies, O!, folk song
  • Performer: Barry Douglas
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.

>Traditional, Irish : Londonderry Air (Danny Boy), folk song
  • Performer: Barry Douglas
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: by 1855