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Seán Ó Riada &
Ceoltóirí Cualann

Seán Ó Riada & Ceoltóirí Cualann
The Gael-Linn Soundtrack EPs


Mise Éire

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  • Mise Éire
    • 1960 - Gael-Linn CEF 002 EP [7"]
  • Side One
    1. Mise Éire
    2. Cogadh Na MBórach
    3. An Asgard Agus Sochraid — Bachelor's Walk
    4. Óglaigh Na HÉireann
  • Side Two
    1. Luan Cásca 1916
    2. Cathair Bhriste
    3. Caithréim

Composed Conducted by Seán Ó Riada
with Ceolfhoireann Shiansach Radio Éireann (Radio Éireann Symphony Orchestra)

"Mise Eire" proves that Ireland has a composer of film music as good as anyone in the world … In this film, Seán Ó Riada seems to have Mozart's knack of exactly the right notes in exactly the right places — no more, no less — and Gustav Mahler's ability to use strange rich colours with a sparse austerity.

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Saoirse?

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  • Saoirse?
    • 1961 - Gael-Linn GL1 [7"]
  • SAOIRSE
    • Ceol an Scannáin le Seán Ó Riada
    • Ceolfhoireann Shiansach Radio Éirearnn a sheinn
    • Príomhcheoltóir: A. (Arthur) Nachstern
    • Stiúrthóir: Seán Ó Riada
  • FREEDOM
    • Film Music by Seán Ó Riada
    • Radio Symphony Orchestra Éirearnn played
    • Chief Musician: A. (Arthur) Nachstern
    • Director: Seán Ó Riada

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An Tine Bheo

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  • An Tine Bheo
    • 1966 - Gael-Linn GL12 EP [7"]
  • Side One
    1. An Poc ar Buile
    2. Tórramh an Bharaille
  • Side Two
    1. An Spealadóir
    2. Amhr´inín Sioíodraimín

AN TINE BHEO
Ceol an Scannain le SEAN O RIADA — Music of the film by Seán Ó Riada

An Tine Bheo, means "the living fire" and is a hallowed phrase in the Irish revolutionary testament! It was a happy and evocative choice as the title of the film commissioned from Gael-Linn by the 1916 Commemoration Committee, which tells how the fires of Easter Week were kindled from old embers. The film weds tradition with actuality in image and word — and in Seán Ó Riada's music. This dual dimension is indeed characteristic of Ó Riada's work as a whole: it is sharply pointed here, both in his selection of themes and in the freshness and urgency of his treatment, which still preserve the time-lessness of the great central melody "Am Aonar Seal."

Is faoi ainm eile, "An Binsin Luachra" a aithneoidh cuid againn an mórfhonn so — agus gheobhaidh cuid eile blas ré Napoleon air, agus cumhracht an "Bonny Bunch of Roses." Bíodh san mar atá, is oiriúnach an snáth ceangail é ar scéal an scannáin, idir eachtraíocht agus' sheanchuimhne, idir chorrail chathrach agus' dhúchas tíre. Is deas leis mar a thagann "Táimse im Chodladh" do athbhorradh aisling an Phiarsaigh i nGaeltacht Chonamara.

As amhráin na haimsire cuid mhaith de na foinn, agus brí úr curtha iontu le healaín an Riadaigh. Cloch ghreanta eile le carn an tsaothair atá déanta ag an gcumadóir óg seo don scáileán.

Loose Translation:
The under another name, "Binsin Rushes" We recognize some of this large order - while others will find the Napoleon era taste and aroma of the "Bonny Bunch of Roses." Be as it may, the yarn ties fit the story of the film, between adventure and historical memory, between urban unrest and the 'native country. It's nice to come as "I am Sleep butter and" Pearse your dream regeneration in the Connemara Gaeltacht.

Songs of the time many of the tunes, and planted new meaning to art the Riadaigh. Other engraved stone pile of the work done by the young composer for the screen.

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