Hill of Slane – Psalms, Sonatas & Sojourns
"…a cleanly and masterfully produced album (that) has both Brooklyn and Ireland at heart." - Brooklyn Eagle Oct. 2, 2008
Just to the west of Dublin, in County Meath, the Hill of Slane rises above the ancient landscape. Myths from the seventh century recount that St. Patrick lit the Paschal fire in defiance to High King Logaire. Despite his defiance, or maybe because of it, he was permitted to continue his missionary work in Ireland converting the king’s pagan armies to Christianity. The ruins of the friary and Law College remain, with an imposing, time-worn statue of St. Patrick himself standing in their midst.
We visited this mystical place during this recording and, like McKinnon, were overwhelmed by its beauty and mystery. Our sojourn seemed to clarify for us the very goal of this CD: to share, in some small way, the beauty and timeless mysteries found in this music.
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