Old Gaelic Laments

In the Old Gaelic World, death was always near at hand. Feared, celebrated or regretted, it was the central point of the complex and beautiful art music composed by professional and skilled musicians.

This CD presents a selection of music and poetry from 16th and 17th century Scotland and Ireland, much of it directly drawn from the clarsach or Gaelic harp tradition.

Photo of Simon Chadwick thanks to Karen Loomis. All other photos by Simon Chadwick.

Technical bits

Recorded between November 2011 and March 2012 in and near St Andrews, Scotland; Manufactured in the UK by Disc Wizards, London; Published 1st April 2012 by Early Gaelic Harp Info, ref. EGH 2. UPC barcode no. 885767448100. Copyright the artists and publishers etc.

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For distribution, wholesale, review copies, rights, permissions, bookings etc. please send an email to enquiries@earlygaelicharp.info or contact Early Gaelic harp Info (contact details on the order page).

Alternatively, the CD is distributed in the UK by Highlander Music and in the USA by Super D.