Their years spent touring with The Chieftains and performing at festivals has culminated in Alyth McCormack & Triona Marshall bringing together the voice of the former with the harp playing of the latter in a recording. The CD is called Red & Gold and features the following tracks:
1. Crazyman Michael
2. Chicago Rain
3. Breisleach (Delirium)
4. The Sea is so Huge
5. An T-Iarla Diurach (The Earl of Jura)
6. One in a Million
7. The Mason’s Apron
8. Mar a tha (The Way It Is)
9. Uamh an Oirr (The Cave of Gold)
10. As Long As You Remember Me
11. The Saw Set (Mouth Music)
The CD is available to purchase on their website here (which is also new and suggests that this may not be a one-off) >>>
They are only just finished or finishing a US tour with the Chieftains, so there are no dates for the duo announced as yet.
The line up for this year’s Music Under The Mountain festival in Hollywood, Co Wicklow has just been confirmed. All are welcome to visit Hollywood – just an hour from Dublin on the N81, and this festival always manages to have a great atmosphere both in Tutty’s & the Hollywood Inn, facing each other, and out on the road in between.
9.00 pm Hollywood Inn
Alyth McCormack (vocal) & Triona Marshall (harp)
10.30 am Hollywood Inn
Workshops with Michelle O’Brien (fiddle), Peter Browne (accordion) & Gavin Whelan (whistle)
2.00 pm Hollywood Inn
Gavin Whelan Band
3.00 pm Tutty’s
Session led by Steve Larkin (fiddle), Kevin Rowsome (pipes) & Mick Kinsella (harmonica)
9.00 pm Hollywood Inn
Josephine Marsh (accordion) & Mick Kinsella (harmonica)
12.30 pm Tutty’s
Singing session hosted by Phil Callery
8.00 pm Tutty’s
Michelle O’Brien (fiddle), Peter Browne (accordion) & Eugene Quinn (guitar & banjo)
Triona and Alyth have confirmed they will be including Music Under the Mountains festival in Hollywood, Co Wicklow on their current tour, on the evening of their lunchtime performance in the National Concert Hall on the 24th of September.
[From promotional material for NCH concert on 24th Sept >>>] They come together to perform a timeless program of traditional and contemporary Irish and Scottish music and song. This unique pairing developed while spending many years touring worldwide with The Chieftains and performing at many Festivals such as Celtic Connections, Blas, Dranouter, and Lorient. Alyth’s voice known for its ‘great purity and beauty’ is ‘artfully’ complimented by Triona’s ‘sweet’ yet ‘stunning’ harp playing. This blend is guaranteed to move any listener.
Alyth McCormack, from the Isle of Lewis, led the Sunday afternoon Music Under the Mountains’ singing session in Tutty’s (seated beside Kevin Conneff, with whom she has performed with many times in the Chieftains). A superb communicator & story teller, as well as a delicate, honest & moving singer, Alyth held the room still with her voice while both talking and singing.