New Commissions by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh

New Commissions by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh
We are delighted to present two new Music Network commissions composed by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh.

Performed by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Cormac De Barra & Mark Redmond in Dublin, Dún Laoghaire, Tinahely, Baile Mhúirne, Hammersmith, Clifden, Bellmullet, Newbridge, and Cork between 14th September and 2nd October 2022.

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh fiddle
Cormac De Barra harp
Mark Redmond uilleann pipes

Notes from the composer:

Cúlshruth (Whirlpool) waltz

I’m always looking for local Gaelic terms to do with nature and the sea. This term for whirlpool is beautiful as it literally means ‘back flow’.

Ar Nós na Gaoithe (Swift like the Wind) reel

The wind coming in from the Atlantic rules us so much here on the North-West coast of Donegal. It can be gentle or strong but always there bringing the good and the bad.


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