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Nuair a Théid Sé Fán Chroí (MP3)

By Máire Ní Choilm, Cló Iar-Chonnacht

Reference: CICD184-MP3  

I first saw - and heard - Máire Ní Choilm at the Cnoc Fola Festival on a fine summer's evening sometime in the 1990s. I was adjudicating at a singing competition and I can still recall to this day the effect her voice had on me. I knew then that she had a rare gift, and her voice has gone from strength to strength in the years since then. She has refined her singing voice and has kept adding to her repertoire - as is evident from the depth and range of songs on this CD. Some songs we have heard her perform before and some we have not. Máire has a very distinctive singing voice, blending sweetness, strength and diction in a way that makes everyone sit up and take notice. Her voice has an echoing quality about it, lending a bittersweet flavour to words that remain in the mind long after the song has come to an end. Of course it's in the blood too - she comes from a long line of distinguished musicians: her father, Gerry, for example, and also her late uncle Fr Eoghan Ó Colm, parish priest on Tory Island and author of one of the best-known books to come out of Donegal in the last century, Toraigh na dTonn. Some of the songs on this CD come from Tory, ‘Beití Sailí Dan', and ‘Is deas an buachaill fóinteach mé' - songs she learned from the great Teresa Mhic Claifeartaigh and Éamonn Mac Ruairí - and a few more. Máire has of course won awards and prizes and competitions, and will win many more, I'm sure, and these are all very nice, but Máire looks for something else from her singing: the fun and pleasure and companionship that comes from singing and music, and this is evident on each and every song on this CD. It gives me great pleasure and hope for the future to see another generation of highly accomplished musicians coming to the fore, taking up the tradition and making their own mark. And listening to this CD, what a a mark Máire Ní Choilm has made!

Lillis Ó Laoire
November 2010

 

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