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Thread #159372   Message #3784648
Posted By: keberoxu
10-Apr-16 - 05:25 PM
Thread Name: 'All the dear Spinning Eileens' (Irish harpists)
Subject: RE: 'All the dear Spinning Eileens' (Irish harpists)
Nessa Ní Thuama, the daughter of one of the Ní Shé sisters (Róisín), can be heard singing with her own harp accompaniment on "An Raibh tú ag an gCarraig?" The recording dates back to a live concert in 1969, however it is the concluding track of a compact disc issued only twelve months ago.

Éamonn, Fionán and Cormac de Barra, three of Nessa Ní Thuama's sons, made the compact disc recording: recorded, mastered, produced it, made the artwork for the CD sleeve. Most of the album is trad music, sung or instrumental, with pipes, guitars, bodhrán, whistle, flute, harp, and singing. The song with their mother playing the harp and singing is a complete contrast to the tracks before it. The decision to give the performance pride of place at the end of the album, though, suggests that the De Barra brothers are proud to be descended from one of the Ní Shé sisters and from their tradition.

The album is called "An Caitín Bán."