Solas na Soilse / Light of Lights
Finola Ó Siochrú
This is a unique CD of Christmas songs in the Irish language, many of which have never been commercially recorded before, in a way which is immediately accessible to a mainstream audience.
Produced by Máire Breatnach, the overall effect is warm, sensitive and enlivening.
With varying styles of accompaniment, from the full ensemble sound of guitar, fiddle, viola, uilleann pipes, button accordion, flute and bodhrán (eg Tracks 3 and 10) to the simple, unaccompanied voice on a few tracks.
The sensitive, subtle guitar style of Bill Shanley provides the perfect support for the pure singing of Finola.
Produced by Máire Breatnach (who also plays keyboard, fiddle and viola), it features vocals by Finola Ó Siochrú, Bill Shanley on guitar, Éamonn Galldubh on uilleann pipes and flute, Tomás Ó Briain on button accordion and Fionán de Barra on bodhrán.
Accompanying booklet has the song words and their English translation.