Granuaile (album)

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Granuaile
Granuaile cd.jpg
Studio album by
Composer Shaun Davey
Soloist Rita Connolly
Released1985
RecordedWindmill Lane Studios Dublin
GenreCeltic Music
LabelTara Music label
ProducerShaun Davey
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Granuaile is a blend of Classical and Irish Folk Music written by Shaun Davey for singer Rita Connolly. It is based on the life and times of the 16th century Irish pirate queen Gráinne O'Mally, who was also known as Granuaile. The album was recorded using a 35 piece chamber orchestra joined by uilleann pipe soloist Liam O'Flynn, acoustic guitar, Irish harp and percussion, and special guest Donal Lunny on bouzouki.

Tracks[edit]

  1. Dubhdarra
  2. Ripples in the Rockpools
  3. The Defence of Hen's Castle
  4. Free and Easy
  5. The Rescue of Hugh De lacy
  6. Hen's March
  7. Death of Richard-an-Iarainn (Intro)
  8. Death of Richard an-Iarainn
  9. Sir Richard Bingham
  10. The Spanish Armada
  11. The New Age

Musicians[edit]

Conductor : Gareth Hudson
Vocals : Rita Connolly
Uilleann Pipes : Liam O'Flynn
Des Moore : guitar
Helen Davies : concert and Irish harps
Noel Eccles : percussion
Carl Geraghty : saxes
Marian Doherty : harpsichord
Donal Lunny : bouzouki

References[edit]

Record Label Catalogue 2009
Album Sleevenotes
Album press release