Collections of traditional songs in Irish are rare. Stor Amhran - a wealth of songs from the Irish tradition, is unique in that it is the first book of songs in Irish collected and noted from one singer.
The editor, Noirin Ni Riain is already well known in the field of sean-nos songs, both in the areas of creativity and criticism. The fifty songs notated here were learnt by her through personal contact with the musician Pilib O Laoghaire towards the end of his life.
In addition to the detailed transcriptions, a definitive edition of texts and a literal translation is also also contained here, constituting a significant contribution to the growing international interest in Irish traditional music.
Noirin Ni Riain a une place important dans le domaine de la musique irlandaise. Ce cahier de chansons est trés bien présenté grace a l'aide des moines de Glenstal Abbey.Malheureusement l'ordre des chansons sur le CD n'est pas fourni - pour cela il faut consulter son site et cliquer sur le cd en question.
Mais on est largement récompensé pour cet effort. Anonymous
- (Gif sur Yvette, France)