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Suaimhneas

By Michelle Mulcahy, Cló Iar-Chonnacht

Tagairt: CICD189  

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'Tarlaíonn rud a d'fhéadfá draíocht a thabhairt air, beagnach, nuair a bheirtear ealaíontóir i ndomhan an cheoil... Cuir cluas le héisteacht ort féin agus tabharfaidh tú faoi deara ar an toirt tionchar na n-imeachtaí seo le linn óige an cheoltóra agus ar bhronn siad air nó uirthi mar scileanna, an mhuinín a léiríonn siad sa cheol féin agus sa chumas atá ag an gceoltóir na teachtaireachtaí rúnda a iompar, an acmhainn scile agus máistreacht den scoth a chaitheamh ar dhóigh chomh héadrom sin... '

- Iarla Ó Lionaird

Tá Michelle Mulcahy ar dhuine de na ceoltóirí iluirlise is cumasaí i saol an cheoil traidisiúnta sa lá atá inniu ann. Síneann a máistreacht uirlise thar an chruit, an consairtín, an pianó, an fhidil agus an bosca ceoil. Meastar Michelle ar dhuine de na cruitirí is aclaí agus is cruthaithí in Éirinn. Tá sí i mbun staidéar ar chéim dochtúireachta i gCleachtas Ealaíon in Ollscoil Luimnigh faoi láthair.

'Her revolutionary style on the harp is scintillating - played with power and panache, no concession to the complexity of the instrument, confirming her as one of the most significant musicians redefining harp at present' - The Living Tradition

Praghas: €15.00

Léirmheas

Michelle Mulcahy Suaimhneas, Cló Iar-Chonnacht Review by Siobhán Long, The Irish Times, 13 July, 2012

Seed, breed and generation are writ large across every tune and set of this finely calibrated album. Multi-instrumentalist Michelle Mulcahy has chosen to focus on the harp for this, her solo debut, having already stilled listeners by her playing of fiddle, concertina, piano and accordion in the company of her sister, Louise, and father, Mick, on previous albums. As its name suggests (it means “serenity”), this thoughtful collection reflects the subtlety of much of our traditional music. It’s a welcome antidote to the high-octane approach favoured by many bands. Stitched into its core is Mulcahy’s forensic knowledge of, and feel for the music she’s heard and played for decades. Her reading of Micho’s Mason’s Apron (borrowed from the late whistle player Micho Russell) is a joy: reflective and spacious, and utterly in harmony with the filigree lines of the tune. The slow air An Bhuaitais reveals a musician in thrall to the music: a more alluring trait than all the trickery a mixing desk can muster. cic.ie