Folks’ Music in the New York Times and the New Yorker

Commissioned by Eamonn Quinn and Louth Contemporary Music Society and recorded by Chamber Choir Ireland, Folks’ Music has been the subject of favourable mentions in the media since its release in November 2023:

“Music this uncalculatedly beautiful leaves you almost desperate with gratitude.”
Alex Ross, The New Yorker  Read More

“All three works on this movingly serene album are worth hearing”
Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times  Read More

“Both get expert performances from Chamber Choir Ireland conducted by Paul Hillier.”
Richard Fairman, Financial Times  Read more

“a shimmering sonic fabric that feels simultaneously ancient and psychedelic”
Jürg Frey, ‘The Best Contemporary Classical Music on Bandcamp November 2023’  Read More

“The performance by Chamber Choir Ireland (directed by Paul Hiller) is a model of clarity and strength”
Ben Harper, Cooky La moo  Read More

The recording features Cassandra Miller’s The City, Full of People, surrounding the listener with sixteenth century echoes inspired by Tallis’ Lamentations, and allowing them to eavesdrop on a ‘cacophony of private secrets.’

Based on the stray envelope writings of Emily Dickinson, Linda Catlin Smith’s Folio finds music in fragments somewhere between thoughts and poetry.

The collection also features Laurence Crane’s extraordinary String Quartet No. 2 performed by Esposito Quartet.

All three pieces were commissioned by Eamonn Quinn of Louth Contemporary Music Society, with funding from the Arts Council/an Chomhairle Ealaíon. The City, Full of People received additional funding from the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation. The recording was funded by the Arts Council/an Chomhairle Ealaíon and Create Louth.

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