Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.

Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

The Gartan Mother's Lullaby

First line:
Sleep, oh babe, for the red bee hums
composer
County Donegal
arranger
author of text

 
According to the harper Mary O’Mara in her book A Song for Ireland, Gartan is ‘famous as the birthplace of Columcille (c521 AD) who gave the city of Derry its name and who is better known as the founder of a Christian outpost on the Island of Iona off the west coast of Scotland’. Collected by Mac Cathmhaoil from a Donegal woman called Cáit Ní Dubhthaigh, The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby exhibits characters and images from Gaelic mythology throughout the narrative of this gentle song.

from notes by Desmond Earley © 2015

Recordings

Invisible Stars
Studio Master: SIGCD436Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 5 on SIGCD436 [3'06] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD436 track 5

Artists
ISRC
GB-LLH-15-43605
Duration
3'06
Recording date
22 March 2015
Recording venue
Castleknock College Chapel, Dublin, Ireland
Recording producer
Nigel Short
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
Hyperion usage
  1. Hyperion monthly sampler - January 2016 (HYP201601)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: January 2016
    Download-only sampler
  2. Invisible Stars (SIGCD436)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: December 2015
    Download only
Waiting for content to load...
Waiting for content to load...