Ghost Songs: Contemporary Music and Words from Ireland
Ghost Songs is a unique collaboration of leading voices in poetry, drama, and contemporary music from Ireland. Choral works performed by Laetare Vocal Ensemble are interspersed with evocative and intense readings from the poetry of Paula Meehan, the plays of Marina Carr, and the bilingual collections of Dairena Ní Chinnéide, exploring the otherworldly, the liminal, the mysterious, the haunted, and the interaction of the real and the imagined. The poetry of radical Irish-American poet Lola Ridge (1873–1941) is revived through sensitive readings by well-known Irish radio voice Carl Corcoran, while the ethereal vocals and harp improvisations of Síle Denvir add depth and dimension in this innovative and immersive listening experience.
Featuring choral music by Seán Doherty, Rhona Clarke and Michael Holohan.
Produced and Conducted by Róisín Blunnie