Ireland's Most Beautiful Ancient Airs

Each of the arrangements of these fifteen gems, dating from the sixteenth century onwards, is treated in a completely different style, without disturbing the traditional essence of the music.

 

The music ranges from around Grade 4 to 7 standard.

 

 



REVIEW - Piano Professional

These beautiful settings have simplicity, timelessness, and Celtic style.  Textures often imitate the harp;  certainly Armstrong in her recordings plays the piano as if it has 'no hammers' (as Debussy recommended).  They are all graceful to play and will delight students, particularly teenagers and adults.  They are 'easy listening' and harmonious.

Nancy Litten - ABRSM Examiner

 

The arrangements capture the character of these airs and enhance them without any loss of their true nature.  Molly St. George is masterly, as is Morgan Magan.  Thank you, KD  

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AUDIO TRACKS

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