Sorrowful strains of music

Artist: Goltraige

Name: Sorrowful strains of music

Released: 2011

Label: Autoprod

Format: Digipack

Total playing: 46'00

Price : 12.50 €


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Ref.: DI00584AUTO


Sorrowful strains of music (Goltraige)

In the Irish Celtic mythology Goltrai is one of the three musical strains in Gaelic traditional music: “the Sorrowful Strain of Music”.

According to the legend of the Dagda, the good god of druids and bards, this holy refrain allowed his magic harp, the Daurdabla to fell his enemies, the Fomorians, evil and inhuman creatures also known as “the Seas’ Giants”.Goltrai, the sorrowful strain, made the women cry;Gentrai, the joyful strain, made the men laugh; andSuantrai, the slumbering strain, eventually sent the whole army to sleep, thus allowing the Dadga to flee from the enemy’s camp.

The songs selected by the band GOLTRAIGE deal with themes dear to the painful history of traditional music: from the peoples’ migrations (Kilkelly, Caledonia) to love stories with a more or less happy ending (Sally Weatley, The Lass of Glanshee) through other definitely dramatic destinies(Eleanor Plunkett, Army Dreamer).

Sung in English or in Gaelic, these songs are sung along with other traditional tunes played in duet or in trio: reels, jigs, hornpipes, barndances, etc… as well as baroque pieces composed by the harpist Turlough O’Carolan.

Goltraige - Musicians

  • Evelyne POURRAT : vocals, guitar, diatonic accordion
  • Jérémie MIGNOTTE : wooden flute
  • Jean BANWARTH : guitar, bouzouki
  • Guest :
  • Pierre Banwarth : bodhran

Sorrowful strains of music - Sound extracts

  • Kilkelly, Ireland
  • Caledonia
  • Dr. Stan Chapman's jig / the Whithe Petticoat
  • The lass of Glenshee
  • Freilach
  • Sally Wheatley
  • The cat in the corner / Garrett Barry's / The Tarbolton
  • Eleanor Plunkett
  • Army Dreamers
  • The "Funky" man of the house