Seven Waves – A specially commissioned soundscape for art installation Seven Waves by Erland Brown and Dave Jackson. Seven movements, written for uilleann pipes and two fiddles, reflecting the sequence of events in the St. Magnus saga and strongly influenced by the writings of George Mackay Brown’s ’Tryst on Egilsay’ whose poems are beautifully provided in the detailed 28 page booklet accompanying the CD. Also available as Download
Music from the White Stone – Was inspired by Honoria Galwey’s Old Irish Croonauns (1910) containing rare tunes from Inishowen as collected in the second half of the 1800s as well as Cairdeas na bhFidléirí’s various collections of Donegal music make up many of the tunes in this recording. Many of these tunes will surprise the listener as they have not been part of the regularly performed canon of the Irish tradition in recent times. A number of new compositions of Pauls are also included, inspired by local history, people and the striking landscape of Inishowen. He is joined on this recording by his wife Una Ní Bhriain, daughter Aobha, sister, Roisin McGrory and musical colleagues Tim Edey and Joleen McLaughlin.