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The Arrows That Murder Sleep

by Lorcán Mac Mathúna

Songs from Classical Irish literature, which recall some of the most beautiful stories of Irish legend, from a period spanning over 1000 years. Music which rises to the drama of Celtic literature; sensual, poignant, tragic, vibrant.
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1. The Arrows That Murder Sleep (feat. Martin Tourish)
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2. Brian's Grief (feat. Eoghan Neff & Sean Mac Erlaine)
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3. An Cathach (feat. Daire Bracken)
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4. A Grey Eye (feat. Martin Tourish & Eoghan Neff)
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5. Love and Passing (feat. Sean Mac Erlaine)
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6. Battle Lines (feat. Eoghan Neff, Martin Tourish & Sean Mac Erlaine)
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7. Ordeal By Cohabitation (feat. Martin Tourish, Eoghan Neff & Sean Mac Erlaine)
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8. Noli Polka (feat. Daire Bracken)
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9. The River Roe (feat. Martin Tourish, Eoghan Neff & Sean Mac Erlaine)
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10. Contae Mhuigheo
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11. Paddy Lynch's Ship (feat. Eoghan Neff, Sean Mac Erlaine & Martin Tourish)
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12. The Muster (feat. Eoghan Neff & Sean Mac Erlaine)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Presenting the poignancy and tragedy of the story of Liadán and Cuirithir, Irelands 8th Century tale of star crossed lovers tragically struck down; The heart ache of Colmcille’s exile and his farewell to Erin “A grey eye looks back towards Éireann”; And the grief of Créid as she comes upon the still warm corpse of her lover Dínertach “with seven wounds upon his breast.”

Lorcán Mac Mathúna is a lifelong student of the ancient Irish art of Sean-Nós, the unaccompanied Gaelic singing of Ireland. In this collection he successfully brings all the depth and freedom of this singing style to a collaborative music-setting.

He stands alone in his capacity to bring this ancient art into modern collaborations to create "Breathtaking" arrangements and sound-scapes which bring the depth and drama of Gaelic and Celtic heritage to life.

The Arrows that Murder Sleep brings sensual moments of ancient Irish literature, from tragic love tales to panoramic battle scenes to life.

Featuring Traditional Irish fiddle live wire Daire Bracken (from the headlining Irish trad group, Slide); Avant-Garde fiddler Eoghan Neff (Riverdance and Anxo Lorenzo), improvizing jazz wood wind instrumentalist Seán Mac Erlaine (This is how we Fly); and accordionist Martin Tourish (Altan and TG4 Young musician of the year 2008)

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