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Track Listing
Traditional (arr. McHale): Cailín ó cois tSuire Mé;
Bill Whelan: The Currach;
John Field: Nocturne No.10 in E minor;
Samuel Barber: Nocturne op.33 (Homage to John Field);
Philip Hammond: John O’Reilly the Active;
Traditional (arr. McHale): My Lagan Love
William V. Wallace: Mazurka-étude;
John Field: Nocturne No.4 in A major;
Arnold Bax: Country Tune;
Percy Grainger: Molly on the Shore;
Traditional (arr. McHale) She Moved Through the Fair;
Philip Hammond: The Beardless Boy;
Arnold Bax: Nocturne
Samuel Barber: Excursions op.20 no.3;
Donnacha Dennehy: North Circular;
Garrett Sholdice: Am Koppenplatz;
Ian Wilson: Sonnenwende;
Traditional (arr. McHale) The Coulin
William V. Wallace: Roslyn Castle
Artist:
Various Composers
Title:
The Irish Piano - Michael McHale
Label:
RTE Lyric FM
Cat No:
CD139
Format:
CD
Price £11.99
• Acclaimed Irish pianist Michael McHale’s debut solo album features a delightful selection of piano miniatures inspired by Ireland’s rich musical heritage. The Irish Piano explores the influence of both Irish traditional and European classical music on this county’s composers and musicians.
Reviews For The Irish Piano - Michael McHale
Norman Lebrecht - Open Letters Monthly.
“Fascinating from start to stop, this album has lovely stuff that you won’t hear anywhere else”
The Sunday Times
“This release does two things: broaden the audience for a really good, emerging Irish pianist and provides a wide mish-mash of Irish music for piano”.
Gramophone
"…all of the music comes to life through the singing sensibility of McHale's sensitive and polished pianism, captured in a warmly ambient recording. In short, it's easy to recommend such a highly distinct and imaginatively presented release…"
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