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Daniel Hope

Irish Roots (CD)

Daniel Hope’s new album, Irish Roots, embodies his deep connection to Ireland. Together with arrangements of beloved Irish melodies and traditional jigs, this concept album includes music by Ina Boyle and Turlough O’Carol. Guest musicians include none other than flautist James Galway.

Daniel Hope’s new album, Irish Roots, embodies his deep connection to Ireland, inherited from his paternal great-grandfather who left Waterford for South Africa in the 1890s. Although never residing in Ireland, Hope’s fascination with its culture led to the creation of the documentary Celtic Dreams: Daniel Hope’s Hidden Irish History. Supported by musicologist Olivier Fourés and experiences with award-winning Irish band Lúnasa, Hope explores the intersection of folk and classical music. Irish Roots reflects this journey, featuring compositions by Ina Boyle and Turlough O’Carolan alongside traditional classics like "Danny Boy" and selections of Irish tunes, alongside music from the 17th century. Daniel Hope is joined on his new album by a stellar line-up of guest artists, including Lúnasa, harpist Siobhán Armstrong, flautists Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway, singer Rea Garvey, multi-instrumentalist and folk musician Ross Daly, fellow violinist Simos Papanas, and the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Geiss.

TRADITIONAL: Morning Nightcap TRADITIONAL: Codladh an Óigfhir (The Young Man’s Sleep) TRADITIONAL: Follow Me Up to Carlow TRADITIONAL: Irish Tunes I: Cooley’s – Seán Frank – Fair and Forty INA BOYLE: Phantasy for Violin and Chamber Orchestra TRADITIONAL: The Minor Bee attr. PURCELL: A New Irish Tune Z. 646 – Lilliburlero KUSSER: Arias from Erindo oder Die unsträfliche Liebe ROSS DALY: Makrinitsa VIVALDI: Concerto No. 5 in A major for 2 Violins and Orchestra RV 519 (from L’estro armónico) ROSEINGRAVE: Introduction in G minor arr. GEMINIANI: Auld Bob Morrice Irish Tunes II: The One-Horned Cow – Patsy Jouhey’s – Killavil Jig OʼCAROLAN: O’Carolan’s Concerto TRADITIONAL: Molly Malone (in memory of Tobias Lehmann) TRADITIONAL: The Red-Haired Boy TRADITIONAL: The Waterford Waltz TRADITIONAL: Danny Boy TRADITIONAL: Ladies, Step Up to Tea OʼCAROLAN: O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music ARTISTS Daniel Hope, violin Sir James Galway, flute Siobhán Armstrong, harp Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra Daniel Geiss