Eoin Duignan | Pagan Irish

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Pagan Irish

by Eoin Duignan

Paga Irish is a musical interpretation of the Fianníocht story Cath Finntrágha which dates back to the 12th century using mostly original tunes, two tunes from the Goodman collection and a few traditional tunes.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Steal-Away
3:23 album only
2. The Grand Flotilla
3:05 album only
3. Pillage & Plunder / Heroic Deeds
3:02 album only
4. Tuatha Dé Dannan
3:11 album only
5. The Three Sisters / The Healing Well
4:37 album only
6. Arrival of the Fianna / Balcán & Oisín
5:31 album only
7. Dolar Durba / The Young Prince of Ulster
3:21 album only
8. Tribute to the Prince of Ulster
5:24 album only
9. The Final Battle
3:59 album only
10. Lament for Dáire Donn
4:30 album only
11. Last Man Standing
3:00 album only
12. Reflection
3:36 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Pagan Irish, recorded by Donogh Hennessey features John Brown / acoustic and lead guitars, Trevor Hutchinson /bass, Robbie Harris / percussion, Jeremy Spencer / fiddle, Virginia MacKee / clarinet, Donogh Hennessey / guitars, keyboards and Steve White on shaker. Cath Finntrágha, known in English as The Battle of Ventry strand, is a major tale forming part of An Fhiannaíocht (a cycle of heroic saga originating in Early Medieval Ireland) the legends follow the exploits of the Fianna, a band of itinerant warriors charged with the protection of Ireland from invasion. Their leader is the great Fionn Mac Cumhail (Finn McCool), a warrior, seer, poet, hunter and lover.
To date Eoin has released three very highly critically acclaimed CDs of his own compositions: Coumíneol, Ancient Rite and Lumina. Music from these CDs has featured in television programmes and documentaries for RTÉ, TG4, BBC, and on American and Australian TV.
Eoin Duignan is a gifted musician and composer and has lived in Dingle since 1979. His enchanting and uplifting melodies have touched the hearts of listeners, both young and old, down through the years. The casual listener will be drawn as if by magic to the music's inner core; entranced not only by the shapes and turns of melody but also well-spring of emotions that the pieces portray.

Eoin has developed his own distinctive musical style, that is original in a traditional mode. It ranges from the haunting slow airs to the lively percussive reels and jigs which have enchanted audiences worldwide and set them dancing wherever he has played.

He is a renowned uilleann piper and low whistle player influenced at an early age by the master pipers Seamus Ennis and Leo Rowsome.

His childhood summers were spent in the west Cork gaeltacht of Cúil Aodha where his passion for the language, singing and dancing traditions flourished. In the late nineteeen seventies he toured extensively throughout Europe as part of the legendary folk-group The Wild Geese.

He has been based in Dingle since 1979 with his partner Ilonka and their family, and continues to work and tour his music both at home and abroad.

Eoin has released three very highly critically acclaimed CDs of his own compositions: Coumíneol, Ancient Rite and Lumina. He is accompanied on all three CDs by many of Irelands leading musicians including ,Steve Cooney, Robbie Overson, Gerry O`Beirne,Robbie Harris, Liam Bradley, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Máire Breathnach, Keith Donald, Trevor Hutchinson,James Blennerhassett.



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