Sunday, April 29, 2012

Old Gaelic Laments - CD launch in Dundee

On Wednesday lunchtime, 2nd May, Simon Chadwick will be playing a launch concert for his new CD, "Old Gaelic Laments" in Dundee's Wighton Centre, upstairs in the Central Library.

The event starts at 1.15pm and admission is free.

Performed on the amazing decorated replica of the medieval Scottish "Queen Mary" harp, Simon's programme of ancient music ponders the many different faces of death, from morbidity through to celebrating and remembering the deceased, to consolation of loved ones.

In the Old Gaelic World, death was always near at hand. Feared, celebrated or regretted, it was the central point of the complex and beautiful art music composed by professional and skilled musicians.     Simon's new CD presents a selection of music and poetry from 16th and 17th century Scotland and Ireland, much of it directly drawn from the clarsach or Gaelic harp tradition.

For more information about the event please visit the Friends of Wighton website at www.friendsofwighton.com

For more information about the new CD please visit www.earlygaelicharp.info/laments.