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Before the Sun

by The Friel Sisters

Traditional Irish music and song on fiddle, flute and uilleann pipes. "Immerse yourself in ‘Before The Sun’ from The Friel Sisters and you’ll discover something so close to perfect you would be hard pressed to make it any better." Folk Words
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Young Tom Ennis / King of the Pipers / Hunt the Cat
4:43 $0.99
2. Kelvin’s Purling Stream
3:51 $0.99
3. It’s in the Wind / The Laurel Tree / Repeal the Union
3:36 $0.99
4. Moorlough Shores
5:30 $0.99
5. Ranafast Jig / Statia Donnelly / My Former Wife
4:27 $0.99
6. Stór a Stór a Ghrá
2:50 $0.99
7. Free and Easy
3:43 $0.99
8. An Coolin March / Farewell to Lissycasey / Trim the Velvet
4:44 $0.99
9. McCahill’s / The Pigeon on the Gate
3:35 $0.99
10. Easter Snow
6:49 $0.99
11. The Dusty Miller / The Four Courts / The Merry Sisters
4:33 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Friel Sisters, Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel are young traditional musicians born and brought up in Glasgow with their family roots firmly entrenched in the Donegal Gaeltacht. They play a mixture of music interspersed with songs in English and Irish, many from their family repertoire. Being siblings, they achieve a close blend on fiddle, flute and uilleann pipes.
Since the launch of their debut album, they have performed in various venues and festivals across Europe, America and Asia and have appeared as guests on stage or toured with acts such as Altan, The Chieftains, Lúnasa, Sharon Shannon, The Máirtín O’Connor Trio, Cherish the Ladies, Solas and Fidil. In 2016, the girls performed at Festival Interceltique de Lorient, and won the prestigious Trophée Loïc Raison.
2017 was a very exciting time for the girls as they recorded and prepared for release of their new album ‘Before the Sun’ with Hajime Takahashi and Cathal Ó Curráin, produced by Ciarán Ó Maonaigh and recorded by Jack Talty. This was released at a sold out Celtic Connections concert in Glasgow.
The band features Clare Friel, who has been awarded TG4 Gradam Ceoil Ceoiltóir Óg/Young Musician of the Year 2018.

“The Friel Sisters’ music cannot be held back; it is what comes natural to them. They breathe music, they live music, they love music. Traditional Irish music is in a richer place for having these young genuine people carry it on to future generations.” Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh of Altan

"This is a joyous listen for me, the wonderfully delicate, strong, always controlled talents of Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel enhance a wondrous tradition." Tommy Peoples, November 2017

"Allow this mix of tunes and songs to soak into your soul and carry you away ... that’s a pleasure that should be enjoyed to the full. Immerse yourself in ‘Before The Sun’ from The Friel Sisters and you’ll discover something so close to perfect you would be hard pressed to Before the Sun album covermake it any better. ‘Before The Sun’ is an album of richness, depth and presence ... it’s also one to savour and relish." Folk Words, December 2017



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