Within the concept of recording an album
of newly composed traditional pieces, an important element is
to represent a snapshot of Irish music alive today. This recording
showcases the diverse strands of the tradition. While the music
reflects the influences and personalities of the composers,
it also recognises the common roots of the tradition and gives
an inviting glimpse of the direction in which the artform is
These pieces, composed especially for this
album, can now be added to the well of Irish music for future
generations. The title of the album, Go Marir i Bhfad, is
our wish for the music.
We would like to sincerely thank all the
composers who have put their faith in us to record their music,
and gave us the freedom to interpret the pieces and arrangements.
Or as Peadar put it,
"I suggest humming or diddling it quiet a bit on your
so that it takes your shape and fits you like a good caot".
Thanks also to The Arts Council and Music
Network who kindly supported this project and funded the commissioning
of the pieces.
Zoe and John 2012