Gort na Glaise


Dónal O’Connor
1 Gort na Glaise
For Fiddle, Piano, Cello and Guitar
Duration 10:23

Louth County Council commissioned this piece of music as part of the Per Cent for Art Scheme

Relating to Gort na Glaise housing development Phase III Blackrock Co. Louth

Premiere: Drogheda Traditional Music Weekend 2011

It was inspired by the epic An Táin Bó Cúailnge (The Cattle Raid of Cooley), and inparticular, Ciarán Carson’s recent translationThe Táin (2007). Most of this legendary tale took place within a stone’s throw of Gort na Glaise. Dónal O’Connor (born 29 September 1978) is an Irish multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and television presenter from Ravensdale, County Louth, Ireland.