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An Irish Songbook
Ailish Tynan






Irish Classical


Iain Burnside and Ailish Tynan return to Signum with their second disc of Irish Songs and arrangements – this time from a range of different 20th Century composers.

Although all of the sung texts stem from Irelands rich heritage of literature (including poems from W.B. Yeats, Thomas Moore and James Joyce), the composers featured here have a more transatlantic feel, with works by John Cage and Samuel Barber programmed alongside others by Benjamin Britten and Herbert Hughes.

Ailish Tynan’s singing [is] totally compelling – BBC Radio 3 Record Review
Editor’s Choice: The disc is full of interest. There are lovely, unknown tunes, seductively sung and hauntingly harmonised. It has pathos and wild joy in equal measure. An excellent recital – Classic FM Magazine
Iain Burnside is a dream of an accompanist – La Scena Musicale


1.1 Cloths of Heaven for Voice ; Piano, Op. 30/3
1.2 Solitary Hotel, Song for Voice ; Piano (Despite and Still), Op. 41/4
1.3 Goldenhair, for Voice ; Piano, H. 125
1.4 Bid Adieu, Folk Song
1.5 The Roving Dingle Boy, Folk Song
1.6 To Eire, for Voice ; Piano
1.7 The Last Rose of Summer, for Voice ; Piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 4)
1.8 The Tinker's Daughter, Folk Song
1.9 The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs, for Voice ; Closed Piano
1.10 Flood
1.11 Bahnhofstrasse, Song for Voice ; Piano
1.12 Marry Me Now, Folk Song
1.13 The Lost Lover, Folk Song
1.14 Avenging and Bright, Folk Song
1.15 Oh Men from the Fields
1.16 Saint Ita's Vision, Song for Voice ; Piano (Hermit Songs), Op. 29/3
1.17 The Minstrel Boy, for Voice ; Piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 4)
1.18 Tutto È Sciolto, for Voice ; Piano
1.19 The Stranger's Grave, Song for Voice ; Piano
1.20 Sail on, Sail on, for Voice ; Piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 4)
1.21 The Desire for Hermitage, Song for Voice ; Piano (Hermit Songs), Op. 29/10
1.22 At the Mid Hour of Night, for Voice ; Piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 4)
1.23 The Salley Gardens, for Voice ; Piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 1