Echoing (CD)

Echoing is a traditional Irish sean-nós singing album, which brings new elements and musical influences around the songs. The solo Irish vocal tradition called ‘amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós’ has been slower than other areas of the music tradition to be embraced by the innovation that has delighted so many. This is not surprise in view of the natural resistance sean-nós singing woud have to being harnessed rhythmically or in terms of phrasing. Indeed to do so would be contrary to its most unique feature: its spontaneous free expression.

In order to preserve This essential feature of the sean-nós tradition, Colm Ó Foghlú has in Echoing embraced the ultimate challenge in first recording the songs totally unaccompanied and only then adding accompaniment and arrangements.


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Ó Foghlú’s fusion of traditional Irish, African, Spanish and Indian music forges a new voice . . . that of a new Irish contemporary classical music. On this exceptional album Colm Ó Foghlú has successfully embellished sean-nós singing with sensitive accompaniment and unique arrrangements, all the while preserving its most essential feature of spontaneous, free expresssion. This album also features outstanding sean-nós exponents as Lillis Ó Laoire, Mairéad Ní Oistín and Brian Ó Domhnaill.

A growing sense of brilliance comes through with repeated listening
– Sing Out!

…Intriguing…indeed quite reminiscent of Seán Ó Riada, particularly when the pipes are combined with more modern acoustic instruments: this one is definitely worth a listen.
The Living Tradition

Weight75 g