Facts & Arts reviews SLEEPSONGS

Excellent piece on Caitríona O’Leary & Dúlra’s SLEEPSONGS by Michael Johnson of Facts & Arts.

“As an arts snob, I had never paid much attention to Irish traditional music but here, in a new CD called “Sleepsongs” (Heresy 014, U.S. distribution by Naxos), the lovely Irish singer Caitriona O’Leary’s calming voice overwhelms from the first track onward. My defenses collapsed.”

“Instrumentation includes a panoply typical of the Irish music culture: the bodhran (a drum often described as the “heartbeat of Irish music”), a cello, a flute and whistle, a fiddle, clarinets, bass viol and lira da gamba. The effect transports the listener to the Irish countryside.”

“A major bonus in the album is the 40-page album of photographs illustrating the themes of each song. Irish photographer Laelia Milleri places Ms. O’Leary in various extravagant poses.”

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You can buy the SLEEPSONGS CD with its beautiful book-style packaging from the Heresy Shop – free delivery worldwide.


SLEEPSONGS is also available as a digital download with a digital booklet on iTunes, Amazon, Classics Online and other digital service providers around the world.