New album to be released on 29 May 2020
With the RTE Concert Orchestra
“Fans may have waited 13 years for a new record, but every moment will be worth the wait when they hear this crisp, heart-warming beauty. “The crisp, clean note that opens the album on the supreme Love Endless shows that this is an album that will blow you away time and again” The Yorkshire Times
Eimear Quinn makes a long-anticipated return to recording with an epic collection of original Irish music recorded with the RTE Concert Orchestra.
Eimear has been performing with the RTE Concert Orchestra since she first came to prominence after her Eurovision win in 1996, and it has been a long standing dream of hers to record a full album of these favourite pieces and newly composed works.
The esteemed Irish singer and Eurovision winner (The Voice 1996) has crafted a collection of orchestral songs, all Irish in origin, to include a brand new setting of Patrick Cassidy’s Vide Cor Meum. Retitled Love Endless with a lyric in English by the renowned lyricist Brendan Graham (You Raise me Up) the much loved aria is reimagined as a duet for voice and cello (Gerald Peregrine)
Quinn also collaborated with Graham to write The Watchman an anthem for hope and solidarity for our times.
More original compositions include Jasmine Flower with the legendary fiddle player John Sheahan (The Dubliners) a song of yearning for home.
Other compositions include a song co-written with award-winning British composer Sarah Class, a rhythmic and powerful ode to Ireland called Hibernia inspired by the ancient Irish poem The Song of Amergin.
Eimear’s work with Belfast composer & musician Neil Martin also features with a striking setting of Silent O Moyle for voice and cello (as featured in the Royal Albert Hall during President Higgin’s state visit to Britain). Martin also orchestrates Crucán na bPáiste to include the stunning accordion playing of Máirtín O’Connor.
Other Irish language music includes an orchestral setting by Eimear of An Raibh tu ar an gCarraig.
Eimear’s collaboration with Brendan Graham continues with Butterfly and the collection reaches a cadence with the first fully orchestrated recorded of The Voice
Quinn’s soaring and emotive vocal style combines her classical training with her love of spiritual and Irish folk music, resulting in many invitations to sing Irish music in a classical setting for illustrious national occasions.
These include the visit of HRH Elizabeth II to Ireland, the visit of Pope Francis to Dublin, at the Royal Albert Hall during President Higgin’s state visit to Britain, and for HRH Prince Charles for St Patrick’s day celebrations in London.
Her unique sound has been the subject on an RTE documentary film The Living Bridge
“This collection of songs comes from my heart, with immense joy and gratitude, tracing the musical landscape that I have had the great fortune to gradually inhabit over my career so far. Crossing happily between folk and classical settings, I have found that both genres have organically combined in this space where I find myself the most genuine; singing Irish music in an orchestral setting.” – Eimear Quinn
1. Love Endless (Cassidy/Graham)
2. Jasmine Flower (Quinn/Sheahan)
3. The Watchman (Quinn/Graham)
4. In Paradisum (Quinn)
5.Crucán na bPáiste(Graham)
6. Hibernia (Class/Quinn)
7. An Raibh tú ar an gCarraig (Arr. Quinn)
8. Butterfly (Quinn/Graham)
9. Silent O Moyle (Arr. Martin/ Quinn)
10. The Voice (Graham)
Listen here : https://smarturl.it/Eimear_Album