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Patrick Cassidy - The Children Of Lir/Oidhe Chloinne Lir download album

  • Performer: Patrick Cassidy
  • Album: The Children Of Lir/Oidhe Chloinne Lir
  • FLAC: 1161 mb | MP3: 1233 mb
  • Released: 1993
  • Country: Ireland
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Patrick Cassidy - The Children Of Lir/Oidhe Chloinne Lir download album

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The Children of Lir (Irish: Oidheadh chloinne Lir) is a legend from Irish mythology. It is a tale from the n period that mixes magical elements such as druidic wands and spells with a Christian message of faith bringing freedom from suffering.

Performer: Patrick Cassidy Genre: Folk, World, & Country Album: The Children Of Lir/Oidhe Chloinne Lir Released: 1993. A3. Amach Daoibh A Chlann An Righ (Out With You O Children Of The King). A4. Mairseail Righ Lir (King Lir's March). A5. Mochean Do Mharcshluaigh Na N-Each (Welcome To The Cavalcade Of Steeds). A6. Croidhe Lir 'Na Chrotal Cro (Lir's Heart Is A Husk Of Gore). B1. Ceileabhradh Dhuit A Bhuidhbh Dheir (Adieu To Thee, O Bhodhbh Deard).

The stunning Children of Lir monument found in Ballycastle, County Antrim. He took them home with him and had silver chains made, one between Aodh and Fionnuala, and one between Conn and Fiachra. They were however well looked after here. The legend goes that when the Children of Lir died Mochaomhog dreamed that he saw four beautiful children flying over the lake and going straight up to heaven. Today, the legend of the Children of Lir lives on in the beautiful silver jewelry that is made in Ireland, the folklore which can be heard recounted by story tellers in Irish pubs dotted around the country, and, swans are still protected birds in Ireland.

I have two other Patrick Cassidy CDs, now Children of Lir as well, and they're all incredible. He looks like a young Ricard Wagner, and he writes in very similar fashion to the German master of the Romantic era. His orchestration and operatic works very strongly remind me of Loehingrin and other such writings, except, of course, for the Irish and Gaelic lyrics. I could not believe my ears when I heard an exquisitely beautiful track from the Children of Lir. To my even greater amazement, the composer was Irish! If I were to use one word to describe Cassidy's cantata, it would be 'beautiful'!

The story is retold within Gods and Fighting Men by Irish folklorist Lady Augusta Gregory, first published in 1904. The story is also told within Irish Sagas and Folktales by folklorist Eileen O'Faolain and first published by Oxford University Press in 1954  . Folk-rock group Loudest Whisper recorded an album The Children of Lir based on a stage presentation of the legend in 1973–74. Folk metal-band Cruachan published a song called "Children of Lir" on their album Folk-Lore in 2002.

Tracklist

1 Grave
2 Tuath De Danann
3 Amach Daoibh A Chlann An Righ (Out With You O Children Of The King)
4 Mairseail Righ Lir (King Lir's March)
5 Mochean Do Mharcshluaigh Na N-Each (Welcome To The Cavalcade Of Steeds)
6 Croidhe Lir 'Na Chrotal Cro (Lir's Heart Is A Husk Of Gore)
7 Ceileabhradh Dhuit A Bhuidhbh Dheir (Adieu To Thee, O Bhodhbh Deard)
8 Olc An Bheatha Seo (Evil Is This Existence)
9 Marcradh Shiodha (The Fairy Cavalcade)
10 Go Rinn Iorrais Iartharaigh (To The Point Of Western Iorrus)
11 Iongnadh Liom An Baileseo (A Wonder To This Place)
12 Eistigh Re Clog An Chlerigh (Listen To The Cleric's Bell)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7567-82744-2 8

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BUACD 937 Patrick Cassidy The Children Of Lir/Oidhe Chloinne Lir ‎(CD, Album) Son Records BUACD 937 Ireland 1993
EVE 1101 Patrick Cassidy The Children Of Lir ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Evermore Music EVE 1101 Ireland 2011
7567-82744-2 Patrick Cassidy The Children Of Lir/Oidhe Chloinne Lir ‎(CD, Album) Celtic Heartbeat, Atlantic 7567-82744-2 Europe 1993
BUA C 937 Patrick Cassidy The Children Of Lir/Oidhe Chloinne Lir ‎(Cass, Album) Son Records BUA C 937 Ireland 1993