Celtic Lullaby

The Celtic Lullaby album cover

Night Night and Einíní — Tommy Sands
Mi Gysgi di ‘Maban — Plethyn
Mullach a’ Tsí –Garry O Briain and Pádraigin ni Uallacháin
Hishie Ba — Jean Redpath
Morag’s Cradle Song/Water Kilpie — Margie Butler
Si Hei Lwli — Dafydd Iwan
Crodh an Tailleir — Mac-Talla
Hush Ye, My Bairnie — Ann Mayo Muir
Now I Am Asleep — Chris Norman
Do Chuirfinnse Féin — Parson’s Hat
Dream Angus — Moira Craig
Deirín Dé — Jill Rogoff
Ellen’s Dreams — Alison Kinaird
Arrane Saveenagh — Emma Christian
Suo Gân — Tudur Morgan
Seoithín Agus Seoithín — Garry O Briain and Pádraigin ni Uallacháin
Taladh Chriosda — Margo Carruthers
Griogal Cridh — Mac-Talla

A collection of traditional lullabies from Ireland, Scotland, Wales & beyond to coax, cuddle and caress a child to sleep. Ethereal and enduring, each of these cradle songs has a melody that delights and lingers within the listener. This compilation album, originally released in 1996, features some of the finest singers of traditional and Celtic music around today. Harps, whistles, mandolins and flutes create crystalline textures, and the Gaelic lyrics and translations provided give insight into linguistic rhythms, shades of meaning, and even historical references. Not all of the songs are actually Celtic, but this does not detract from the beauty of the music.

Jill’s connection with the recording is two-fold: firstly, a track from her best-selling album The Celtic Cradle is included; and secondly, she was asked to write the liner notes. Her unedited original version can be found here.

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