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Imram

by Deirdre Granville

Traditional and Contemporary Irish Harp
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
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1. Hup Corca Dhuibhne (Polcaí Pháidí) [feat. Steve Cooney & Tony O'Flaherty]
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2. Saoirse (Poirt) [feat. Gerry O'Beirne]
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3. Cairde (Planxties) [feat. Gerry O'Beirne]
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4. Dos Na Ciarraígh (Fonn Mall)
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5. Inspioráid: Gordon MacClean Of Mull (feat. Brendan McCreanor & Gerry O'Beirne)
Deirdre Granville
3:05 $0.99
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6. Ár Sinsir (Song) [feat. Tony O'Flaherty]
Deirdre Granville
4:25 $0.99
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7. Ceol Duibhneach (Máirseáil) [feat. Steve Cooney]
Deirdre Granville
3:06 $0.99
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8. Clann (Jigs) [feat. Cuan Granville & Aoife Granville]
Deirdre Granville
2:56 $0.99
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9. Caoinbhinn (Air)
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10. Dúshlán (Reels) [feat. Gerry O'Beirne]
Deirdre Granville & Cuan Granville
4:08 $0.99
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11. Sirmione (Jigs) [feat. Brendan McCreanor]
Deirdre Granville
3:00 $0.99
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12. Toghchaí-Nathatlatch / The Border Crossing
Deirdre Granville
4:33 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
IMRAM is an old Irish word meaning “voyaging” in early Irish literature, a story about an adventurous voyage. I chose this name for this album as it represents my journey in music to date.

1. Hup Corca Dhuibhne - Polcaí Pháidí: Croí Chiarraí/Lúireach na mBonn/Finbar Dwyer’s
The first two polkas were composed by Steve Cooney in memory of the late Páidí Ó Sé.
2. Saoirse - Poirt: Paddy Fahy’s/The Powder Mills/John Joe Gardiner’s
Three traditional jigs, the second is a composition of Martin Power. I learned these tunes last year while enjoying the freedom of career break.
3. Cairde-Planxties: Nóirín’s Wedding March/Máirseáil Miffy
I dedicate these planxties to all my friends old and new. The first tune was composed for my cousin Noirín Kelly’s wedding by my talented cousins Meghan & Rhianne Kelly, my sister Aoife and I as a wedding gift. I wrote the second planxty for my friend Claire’s Wedding. Conal & Luke Begley chose the title Miffy’s March.
4. Dos na Ciarraígh - Fonn mall: Caoineadh Uí Dhomhnaill
A well-known Kerry lament I learned from the playing of Pádraig O’Keefe. I think of Kerry when I hear this air. So as a proud Kerry woman it had to be included.
5. Inspioráid: Gordon Mac Clean of Mull
My journey takes in all that inspires me and Scottish music is a major part of that. I learned this tune from Catriona McKay – it is a composition of the Scottish fiddler Aidan O’Rourke.
6. Ár Sinsir - Amhrán: An Baile atá lámh lei siúd
A song I learned from an old recording that my uncle collected in the 1970s and featured songs sung by my Grandmother Léan. My father would not have forgiven me if I didn’t include a song on the album especially considering the influence the song tradition has had on my playing.
7. Ceol Duibhneach-Máirseáil: Green Flag/Wedding March for Claire O’Grady
This version of the Green Flag is from the Goodman Collection and the second tune is a wedding march composed by honorary West Kerry man Steve Cooney. Steve has been a great source of musical inspiration to me over the years.
8. Clann-Jigs: The Black Stripper/Flora MacDonald
Two jigs from Canon James Goodman’s Tunes of the Munster Pipers. I love to play tunes from this local collection which gives a snapshot of the West Kerry soundscape during the 19th century.
9. Dúshlán-Ríleanna: The Corncrake/M & M Reel
I often found it challenging to play reels on the harp over the years but I love these two. The first is a composition of Josephine Keegan and the second is a composition of Brian Rooney.
10. Caoinbhinn –Air: Down the Hill
Gentle Music-I absolutely love playing airs and the expressiveness that they require. This air, Down the Hill, is also played as a set-dance and I learned it from Billy Clifford. A special mention is due to Nickie McAuliffe a.k.a The Godfather, for sourcing the name and details of this tune.
11. Sirmione- Jigs: Covering Ground/As You Once Were
A set with Brendan McCreanor with whom I perform as the duo Sirmione.
12. Toghchaí: Nathatlatch/The Border Crossing
This final set hints at where I would like to go with my harping journey perhaps incorporating less traditional methods en route. The first is a Canadian Old timey tune composed by Marc Simos. The second is a Scottish Bagpiping tune that was composed by Jim Sutherland. I learned this version from Catriona McKay.

Deirdre Granville: Lever Harp, Strings, Vocals & Effects pedals
Gerry O’ Beirne: Guitars & U-Bass
Steve Cooney: Guitars
Aoife Granville: Flute
Cuan Granville: Bodhrán & Snare-drum
Brendan McCreanor: Low-Whistle & Uilleann Pipes
Tony O Flaherty: Bass & Accordion
Deirdre plays a Larry Fisher harp (www.fisherharps.com), Larry Egar harp (tracks 5 and 6) and Killarney harp by Tim O’Carroll (track 1, www.killarneyharps.com)

All tunes traditional except for Croí Chiarraí, Lúireach na mBonn & Wedding March composed by Steve Cooney, Paddy Fahy’s by Paddy Fahy, The Powder Mills by Martin Power, Covering Ground by Diarmaid Moynihan, As You Once Were by James McNally Gordon MacClean of Mull by Aidan O’Rourke, The Corncrake by Josephine Keegan, The M & M reel by Brian Rooney, Nathatlatch by Marc Simos and The Border Crossing by Jim Sutherland.

Produced and arranged by Deirdre Granville
Recorded by Tony O’Flaherty at Sonas Recording, The Lakehouse, Killarney
Mixed by Tony O’Flaherty
Mastered by Ruairí O’Flaherty
All album photography by Brendan McCreanor
Logo and drawings by Chang Dai www.bassetsketch.blogspot.ie
Cover design by Brian O’Hanlon www.ogmediagroup.com
Contact: deirdregranville@gmail.com
www.deirdregranville.com

Dom’ thuismitheoirí Anne & Maidhc Granbhéil. This album is dedicated to my parents Anne and Michael Granville for their non-stop encouragement and support throughout the years.
I ndíl cuimhne - in memory of my family that are now gone, especially my grandparents and my uncle Johnny Granville who always was a great lover and supporter of traditional music.

Buíochas le, a very special thanks to:

The Granville family; Anne, Maidhc, Aoife, Cuan & Sean for your support and encouragement especially throughout this recording process, Tony O’Flaherty for your patience, time and talent, Brendan McCreanor for your patience, producing and photography skills. Music maestros Gerry O’Beirne & Steve Cooney. Brian O’Hanlon, Ruairí O’Flaherty, Tom McCarthy and all at McCarthy’s Dingle, foireann Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne go háirithe Pádraig Firtéar, Doireann, Joe, Luke & Conal Begley, Claire and Joe Kevane, Nora Boland, Meghan & Rhianne Kelly, The Caltra Kellys and all my friends and family for your continued support. Catriona McKay, Maeve Gilchrist, Cormac de Barra, Irish World Academy and ITMP MA class and tutors of 2014. To all my former music teachers especially Adolf Packeiser, Stephanie Holstead, Michelle O’Sullivan, Deirdre O’Brien Vaughan, Maura Walsh and Philip Thomas. Aidan & Eileen O’Carroll and all at Kerry School of Music. Nickie McAuliffe, Ciarán Williams, Michael Meade, Kathleen Loughnane, Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, Larry Fisher, Seosaimhín Ní Bheaglaoích, Danny Diamond & the Irish Traditional Music Archive, Tim O’Carroll & Aibhlín McCrann.

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