The Fair Hills or Eire: Irish Airs and Dances
David Quigley piano
HTGCD 152 – 5060332662722
Pianist, David Quigley, performs a selection of traditional airs and dances from his native Ireland in imaginative arrangements by a diverse group of composers, from John Field to Amy Beach. Also included is a newly commissioned work by Irish composer, Philip Martin. Many of the tracks appear on disc for the first time while others are re-introduced to the catalogue after an absence of several years. The release will appeal to a broad range of listeners including those interested in the music of the British Isles and piano aficionados alike.
John Field Go to the Devil and Shake Yourself
Stephen Hough Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
Michele Esposito 'Avenging and Bright' and 'Though the Last Glimpse of Erin’ (The Coulin) from Two Irish Melodies Op.39
Charles Stanford/Percy Grainger 'Maguire's Kick' and 'A Reel' from Four Irish Dances
Swan Hennessey Variations sur un Air Irlandais Ancien, Op.28
Philip Martin Sionna, Spirit of the Shannon
Sydney Smith The Last Rose of Summer, Paraphrase de concert, Op.173
Philip Hammond 'Old Truagh' and 'The Beardless Boy' from Miniatures and Modulations
Amy Beach The Fair Hills of Éire, O!, Op.91
Ernest Moeran 'Irish Love Song' and 'The White Mountain' (The Star of the County Down) from Two Folksong Arrangements
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