This memorable work of Micheál Ó hEidhin and his two distinguished collaborators, Charlie Lennon and Steve Cooney, is in the tradition of the ceol sidhe.
There is power in this music that speaks to the soul. This has to do partly with the scope and variety of the music but more especially with the spirit and style of the performance. The style is gentle, relaxed, effortless - a hallmark of the true artist.
When a member of the Sidhe invited a human to the otherworld, a branch of an apple tree was made to appear, laden with golden apples that when shaken sounded like bells tinkling. The Sidhe would shake the branch and the music it made lured the human away. The beauty of that music had the power to allay fear, to soothe one to sleep, even to cure a sickness or heal a wound.