• A taste of the debut recording of The Irish Consort, directed by historical harpist Siobhan Armstrong. Entitled Music of Ireland Vol. I, this is the first in a groundbreaking new recording series. The complete project will present the music of early Ireland, spanning some 300 years: 1500 to 1800, contrasting Irish repertory and the parallel music of the non-Gaelic inhabitants. It is the first ever undertaking of its kind and brings together many of the best historical and traditional musicians and singers in Ireland, and some of the finest international early music performers. If you would like to support this project, please visit http://fundit.ie/project/cd-music-of-...

[N.B. Funding campaign now finished]

 

A selection of early Irish harp music from Siobhán's Armstrong CD 'Cláirseach na hÉireann: The Harp of Ireland'
Maya Recordings 2004

Sprightly Kitty
Cumha Mhic Pharláin
Tune No. 139
The Blooming Meadows
A Clare Jig
Carolan's Favourite Jig

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The Historical Harp Society of Ireland's summer concert, 16.08.14, in the Chapter House of St Mary's Cathedral, Kilkenny, Ireland.

For more information, please visit http://www.irishharp.org

 

'Peccantum me quotidie' (instrumental version) by Luigi Rossi [c.1597-1653] from Atalante's CD 'Lamentarium'.

Siobhán Armstrong playing arpa doppia.

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Music by Luigi Rossi [c.1597 - 1653] and Marco Marazzoli [c.1602 - 1662]
Performed by Atalante, dir. Erin Headley.

Recorded and produced by John Hadden for www.DestinoClassics.com.

Siobhán Armstrong playing arpa doppia.

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'Oratorio di Santa Caterina' by Marco Marazzoli [c.1602 - 1662] Highlights from the CD 'Caro Sposo', performed by Atalante, dir. Erin Headley.

Siobhán Armstrong playing arpa doppia.

Recorded and produced by John Hadden for www.DestinoClassics.com.

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From the album 'Sonnets for the Cradle' (2012)
Siobhan Armstrong - early Irish harp
Laoise O'Brien - alto recorder
Francesco Turrisi - tombak

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Recorded live at Celtic Connections in Glasgow.
Róisín Elsafty - sean-nós singer
Siobhán Armstrong - early Irish Harp
Ronan Browne - whistles

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From an Elsafty, Armstrong & Browne concert in St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway, Ireland in May 2011.

Róisín Elsafty - sean-nós singer
Ronan Browne - union pipes
Siobhán Armstrong - early Irish harp

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Excerpts from a concert at 'Celtic Connections' in Glasgow in 2011.
1. Coinnleach Ghlas an Fhómhair
2. Bád Beag, Bád Mór & Páidín Ó Raifearta
3. Síle Bheag Ní Chonnalláin
4. Seoithín Seo
5. Cailleach an Airgead

Róisín Elsafty - sean-nós song
Siobhán Armstrong - early Irish harp
Ronan Browne - Union pipes, bansuri & tin whistle

 

Historical Scottish Gaelic Trio 'Coracle':

Griogair Labhruidh - Gaelic song

Siobhán Armstrong - Early clarsach
Barnaby Brown - Triple pipes and highland bagpipes

Please visit http://www.coracle.eu/ for more information.

Coracle performed at Galway Music Festival on 20.05.2012. Please visit http://www.galwayearlymusic.com for more information.

 

A clip of 'Cumha Choir' an Easain' by Iain MacAoidh, Am Pìobaire Dall [= The Blind Piper] (1697) performed by Griogair Labhruidh, singer, and Siobhan Armstrong, early Gaelic harp.

Griogair and Siobhán are members of Coracle, along with Barnaby Brown, triple pipes and bagpipes. Coracle gave the opening concert at The Galway Early Music Festival on 08.05.2014 in St Nicholas Collegiate Church.

Visit: http://www.galwayearlymusic.com and http://http://www.coracle.eu/ for more information.