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Traditional Irish Unaccompanied Singing
Darach O'Cathain
Traditional Irish Unaccompanied Singing
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Darach O'Cathain
Title: Traditional Irish Unaccompanied Singing
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shanachie
Release Date: 3/20/1992
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles, Continental Europe
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016351340528, 016351340542, 669910065457

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The Sean Nos singing of Darach O'Cathain
Gerald Joyce | Chicago, IL USA | 10/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Sean Nos (traditional unnacompanied singing)takes some getting used to for people more accustomed to the "Galway Bay" style of singing,as the singers are not entertaining in the familiar western sense but trying to tell a story or convey an emotion. Style and emotion are much more important than what most of us would think of as a good singing voice. In fact, many fans of Sean Nos singing sometimes find a well worn voice more able to convey the often sad details of many of the songs. Darach O'Cathain was one of Ireland's greatest Sean Nos singers and this CD is a great example of his singing. Listening to the singing of Darach O'Cathain along with Joe Heaney (Also known as Seosamh O'Heanai or Joe Einiu in his native Connemara), Johnny Mhairtin Learai McDonncha, and a host of other Connemara and Connemara-style sean nos singers will give any serious student of traditional unnacompanied Irish singing a great introduction to the style."
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KPO | Miami, FL United States | 07/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Probably one of THE most important sean nos singers of all time. BUY THIS ONEO'Kaine"