Solas An Chroi


Solas An Chroi

Infobox Album | Name = Solas An Chroí
Type = Album
Artist = Solas


Released = 2001
Recorded = 1999–2000
Genre = Instrumental
Length = 49:16
Label = OCP
Producer = Paul MacAree
Last album = "Winter Solas"
(1998)
This album = "Solas An Chroí"
(2001)
Solas An Chroí is an album of instrumental music by the Belfast-based liturgical music group Solas. One tune is Irish traditional and the others are more recently composed. It was released in 2001 by Oregon Catholic Press.

Unlike Solas’s previous three collections, Solas An Chroí does not have an accompanying book of sheet music; rather than being a resource for church music groups, it was intended as a reflective album.

From the CD sleeve:

:"Instrumental tracks from twelve Irish composers of religious music. We hope they lead you to the emotions, memories, hopes and dreams sacred to you, and to the light in your heart."

Its title is Irish for "light of the heart".

Track listing

#"Solas An Páiste (Light Of The Child)" (Pól Mac Adam)
#"The Son Of Peace" (Edel McClean)
#"Trinity" (Sheelagh Hughes)
#"By The Lough Shore" (Pól Mac Adam)
#"Requiem" (Sheelagh Hughes)
#"Young Patrick" (Paul MacAree)
#"Solstice" (John Robinson)
#"The Dreamer Of Dreams" (Maebh McKeon)
#"Healing Waters" (Ciaran McLoughlin)
#"Revelation" (Stephen McCusker)
#"Inis Glas (Green Island)" (Michael Johnston/Charles Livingstone)
#"The Quiet Land" (Traditional, arr. Maebh McKeon)
#"Longing" (John Robinson)
#"Solas An Chroí (Light Of The Heart)" (Brian Foley/Pat Conway/Pól Mac Adam/Paul MacAree/Maebh McKeon)

Credits

Production

* Recorded at: Maritime Studios, Belfast
* Sound engineer: Paul MacAree
* Musical director: Brian Foley
* Graphic designer: Judy Urben
* Art director: Jean Germano
* Recording co-ordinator: Craig Kingsbury
* Executive producer: Kevin Walsh
* Executive director: Paulette McCoy
* Publisher: John J. Limb

Performers

* Pat Conway (saxophone)
* Brian Foley (bodhrán, percussion, vocals)
* Sheelagh Hughes (keyboards, piano)
* Michael Johnston (guitar)
* Pól Mac Adam (bodhrán, uilleann pipes, whistle)
* Paul MacAree (bass guitar, bodhrán, guitar, vocals)
* Ruth Masterson (cello)
* Gerry McCoy (vocals)
* Claire McCusker (flute)
* Stephen McCusker (guitar, vocals)
* Maebh McKeon (harp, violin)
* Ciaran McLoughlin (guitar)
* Aoife Miskelly (cello)
* Brian Quinn (bass guitar, vocals)
* John Robinson (piano)
* Suzanne Shrimshire (violin)
* Colette Whyte (flute)

External links

* [http://www.ocp.org/en/products/music/11198.php/ link to OCP page for Solas An Chroí]


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