Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Roisin Elsafty & Treasa Ni Cheannabain

"Irlande: L'art du Sean-Nos" 1998
(Ireland: The Art of Sean-Nos)
















This recording of sean-nos singing (unaccompanied old-style singing, primarily in Gaelic)from Connemara, the Gaelic-speaking area of Co. Galway, was a revelation,
and what it revealed was the incomparable voice of Roisin Elsafty. Mind you, Treasa Ni Cheannabain, her mother, is no slouch. But Roisin's singing has to be heard to be believed. The two singers perform 12 songs, among which some classics like "Barbara Allen," "Donall Og," and "A Stor Mo Chroi." By the way, if you were wondering about Roisin's last name, her father is Egyptian-born.

1. Maire Ni Ghriofa
2. Oiche Dorcha ou An Sagaritin (Roisin)
3. Una Bhan (Treasa)
4. Barbrellen (Treasa)
5. Talliuir An Mhagadh (Roisin)
6. Donall Og (Roisin)
7. Neainsin Bhan (Roisin)
8. Una Dheas Ni Nia (Roisin)
9. Sceilpin Draighneach (Treasa)
10. Skibbereen (Roisin)
11. A Stor Mo Chroi (Roisin)
12. Coinnleach Ghlas An Fromhair (Roisin)
13. Maire Ni Ghriofa (Treasa)

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful singing - thanks for sharing. Roisin Elsafty appears on "Sharon Shannon & Friends" with a song she wrote in Irish about Palestine - well worth checking out.

15 May, 2008 10:05  
Anonymous Oisin said...

A nice addition to my Celtic collection..., thanks!
Greetings, Oisín

16 May, 2008 00:51  
Blogger The Irate Pirate said...

this looks brilliant! unfortunately shareonall is dead. any chance for a re-up?

thank you kindly

02 November, 2008 00:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you could re-opload this, it would be great. I have a lot of sean-nós stuff, but had never heard of this pair so would love the chance to get it. Thank you, Mike.

17 February, 2010 01:58  

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