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.”
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.