Sorrowful strains of music

Mpanakanto: Goltraige

Anarana: Sorrowful strains of music

Nivoaka: 2011

Famantatra: Autoprod

Refiny: Digipack

Halavany: 46'00

Vidiny : 12,50 €

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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 - Mpihira

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

Sorrowful strains of music - Feonkira

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