OMAGH resident Nollaig Casey has recently released an exciting début CD entitled ‘Sibling Revelry’.
Sibling Revelry is the first album from the Casey/Ní Chathasaigh sisters, who grew up in a West Cork household steeped in traditional music and song.
Having carved very different careers, they have come together for this special project to mine the musical riches of their family, neighbourhood, county and country, while at the same time creating new melodies from the same deep source and a unique and heartfelt sound.
Talented singer and fiddle-player Nollaig Casey is married to iconic Omagh guitarist Arty McGlynn who also appears on the album. Nollaig is renowned for her powerful presence that has graced two of Ireland’s most ground-breaking bands, Planxty and Coolfin.
She has been a soloist in Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, toured the world with the hit show Riverdance, performed at the 2003 Special Olympics Opening Ceremony, been a soloist in over 20 feature films and recorded and/or performed with a who’s who in Irish and international music such as Van Morrison, Sinéad O’Connor, Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris.
One of today’s truly outstanding and innovative practitioners of the harp is Máire Ní Chathasaigh, producing a sound that is astonishing in its virtuosity, energy and emotion. She is a recipient of Irish music’s most prestigious award, Gradam Cheoil TG4 – Traditional Musician of the Year – and has made seven eclectic and critically acclaimed recordings with English virtuoso guitarist Chris Newman, with whom she tours worldwide.
Multiple All-Ireland-winning Mairéad Ní Chathasaigh‘s sweet soaring voice and subtle, very traditional fiddle-playing ground the music deeply in its roots.
Co-produced, recorded and mixed by Chris Newman, the recording showcases their exceptional expressive gifts and is a bewitching mixture of sparkling Irish dance-music, rare and meltingly beautiful airs (some never before recorded), lovely songs and memorable new compositions.
To purchase a copy of ‘The Casey Sisters’ Sibling Revelry’ visit www.oldbridgemusic.com