“It doesn’t matter what these musicians wear or call themselves, they are going to be remembered for a distinct sense of musicianship and yes, there’s an undefinable flavour to their music.” Kate Rockstrom – Readings, Australia
Geman magazine hifi and records review DÚLRA’s album Ecstasy.
“The recommendation “File under Audiophile” should be added to the back cover.”
“The recommendation on the back-cover states: “File under Traditional /World Music”. This target-group-definition for the pop market might obstruct the path to a larger audience for Dúlra (fiddle, cello, flute, percussion and other acoustic instruments), because with her Gaelic songs from the 16th to 18th century, the Irish singer Caitríona O’Leary is able to please fans of classical “Lieder” too. Her natural voice comes without frills and sounds at all times effortless. As well, there is never any danger that the archival material on the album is performed in an academic way.
Although this repertoire calls for it, the ensemble is not tempted to pander to the esoteric scene. Instead fans of Celtic Folk-Rock will get their money’s worth – when the urge for dancing and celebration rises up – with the rousing instrumental pieces performed by this band of soloists.
In addition to the performances, the production team has made the perfect choice by recording in a church, which leads to an ideal balance between translucent delicateness and lush substantial sound.
The recommendation “File under Audiophile” should be added to the back cover.”
Winfried Dulisch (July 2012)
“It takes chutzpah to programme Hank Williams alongside William Lawes.”
On June 1st, Heresy held a guerilla launch event in association with Naxos Germany at Classical:NEXT in Munich. The wine and music party celebrated the worldwide release of The Dublin Drag Orchestra’s new double CD Motion of the Heart & ¡Viva Frida! Classical:NEXT is the new international professionals forum for classical and art music.
Heresy announces the release of the debut double album, Motion of the Heart and ¡Viva Frida! by The Dublin Drag Orchestra the sensational new early music counter culture group.
Pre orders available now for worldwide double CD release 29th May 2012.
Digital downloads available now.
“Every track vibrates with energy and life”
“The intersecting worlds of Spanish, English and Irish music is fascinating”
Shipwrecked receives rave reviews by editors from Ariama, Sony’s online classical website and Rovi.
Read what they have to say about the album and about Heresy.
eX’s album Shipwrecked to be reviewed in the next issue of the German Classical Music Magazine, Crescendo. The premium issue of the magazine will include a free CD featuring La Vida Bona from Shipwrecked.
eX’s theatricalized concert Possessed will tour Ireland between the 7th and 10th June 2012. Possessed focuses on the bizarre phenomenon of possession and explores its diverse cultural manifestations from the ecstatic visions of Hildegard von Bingen and Joan of Arc to the Salem witches to the voodoo-like Afro-Brazilian cult of Candomblé – stars Clara Sanabras, Caitríona O’Leary, Paulina van Laarhoven, Steve Player, Harvey Brough and Andrea Piccioni.