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Track(s) taken from CDA66774

Rich and rare were the gems she wore

author of text

Invocation, Timothy Roberts (conductor)
Recording details: January 1995
St Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: September 1995
Total duration: 4 minutes 10 seconds


‘The performances admirably match the spirit of the originals … the bell-like sound of the metal-strung harp is most distinctive, and Giles Lewin's fiddle solos are delightful. Recording and presentation are up to the company's customary high standard’ (Gramophone)

‘A real charmer, featuring exquisitely musical singing and ensemble work. Utterly beguiling’ (BBC Music Magazine)

‘A fascinating collection, performed with admirable care for authenticity … a moving and modestly refined collection of Irish songs—from spirited anthems to beautiful laments—which should prove irresistible to lovers of folksong-based music. Superbly produced’ (Fanfare, USA)
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