Joining Alan Burke on his late night programme from 10.00pm on Wednesday 9 January will be Joy Dunlop.
Joy will be chatting to Alan about her new album Faileasan (Reflections).
Contemporary Gaelic songstress Joy Dunlop has followed up to her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Dùsgadh’ (Awakening); Faileasan is the mesmerising product of Joy’s personal quest canada meds to explore and showcase the unique beauty and intricate depths of the local Gaelic song tradition she inherited growing up in rural Argyll.
Combining traditional material from local communities with new songs created from indigenous poetry, Faileasan is an 11 track journey through the wide gamut of Gaelic song that flawlessly demonstrates Joy’s talent as an interpreter of traditional music.
Featuring an array of Argyll’s finest folk musicians including Donald Shaw, Aidan O’ Rourke, Karen Matheson, Lorne MacDougall and Sorren Maclean, Faileasan is a true showcase of west coast heritage, past and present. Imbued in the rich tapestry of Gaelic folklore and set against a unique background of striking contemporary arrangements, enticing musicality and creative flair.
Joy’s heartfelt and expressive vocals ensure that the sentiment of the songs are never lost, even to those not versed in the beautiful language of the Gaels.
To ensure a genuine and honest representation of Argyll’s cultural standing, Faileasan was entirely sourced from and created in Argyll itself: from the songs and musicians, to the CD design, photography and studio recording. The result is a powerful fusion of musical unity and understanding that pushes traditional musical boundaries whilst maintaining a distinctive air of authenticity throughout.
Whether or not you are already acquainted with Joy Dunlop, the evocative narratives of Faileasan cannot fail to captivate and inspire. Prepare to sit back and bathe in Joy’s personal reflection of Argyll’s glorious traditional heritage.
Alan Burke Late Night, Wednesday 9 January 10.00pm – 12 midnight and Catch Up anytime.