The Fair Hills or Eire: Irish Airs and Dances

£13.25

David Quigley piano

HTGCD 152 – 5060332662722

1 CD

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.

Description

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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