Four years since her first album, Saileog’s Ní Cheannabháin’s new CD, Roithleán, launching in the Cobblestone on Saturday, 8 October, is here.
The album features not just more of her much-loved sean-nós singing (– “She was born to sing sean-nós. She sounds as natural as the birds in my garden,” one listener observed), but also showcases the depth and breadth of her talent as a fiddle and viola player, a piano player, and as a composer and arranger of tunes.
Though predominantly solo pieces, there is also a vocal duet with her sister, Muireann, duets with her brother, Eoghan (flute), her friends, Eoin Ó Beaglaoich, and Jack Talty (concertinas); and an ensemble track with Tim McHugh and Eoghan on flutes, and Marie McHugh joining Saileog on fiddles; this album confirms Saileog to be among the new masters of Irish traditional music.
Roithleán can be pre-ordered at on Raelach Records’ website >
Saileog will also be playing launch gigs in Galway, Gort (at the Cooley-Collins Trad Festival) and Westport in the coming weeks. Details to follow. Keep an eye on https://www.facebook.com/Saileog-N%C3%AD-Cheannabh%C3%A1in…/
Published on 7 October 2016