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The Seville Suite - Bill Whelan
Now available for download and Streaming.
Riverdance composer Bill Whelan composed The Seville Suite in 1992. After many years of producing and performing, this was to be Bill's first major orchestral composition. Through music, Bill tells the historical story of the legendary Red Hugh O'Donnell and his journey, after his defeat at the Battle of Kinsale, to La Coruna in Spain. Performed by a 50-piece orchestra, the piece featured soloists Davy Spillane, Mairtin O'Connor, Mel Mercier and Mairead Nesbitt, many of who were later to appear in Riverdance. Maria Pagés, who also later became a featured performer in Riverdance The Show, danced the last movement of the work.
The Seville Suite album also contains the much requested title “Timedance” by Planxty. This re-recording assembles the original musicians including Liam O’Flynn, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny as
well as Nollaig Casey on fiddle. More Info
LIAM O'FLYNN'S The Piper's Call - Now available on DVD
When Liam O'Flynn recorded his album The Piper's Call he got together with Emmy winning directors Philip King and Nuala O'Connor to capture, on film, not only the music from The Piper's Call but also an insight into Liam and his musical background.
The results are so visually stunning that Tara Music has released a specially extended version of this television documentary on DVD.
The Piper's Call DVD includes all the music from The Piper's Call album, being performed by a selection of Ireland's top musicians who provide a perfect setting for Liam's piping. In addition Liam is joined by Special Guests Sean Keane - Fiddle & Matt Molloy - flute (of The Chieftains), Mark Knopfler - guitar Galician piper Carlos Núñez and The Irish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Micheál O'Súilleabháin. More Info