Sunday, February 28, 2016

Winter's Crossing by James Galway (on CD)

Winter’s Crossing
by James Galway [Compact Disc 781.62 IreG]

This is a musical CD but it tells a story too. It begins in Ireland with people preparing to leave for America and follows them on their journey; the optimism, the sad goodbye, the time on board the ship, reaching the shore and starting a new life. There is a vocal part at the goodbye which is a letter documenting a firsthand account of someone who was at such a farewell. The rest is just instrumental, but it too is full of emotions that change with the immigrants’ story. I really enjoyed this album and highly recommend it. It comes with a booklet that explains the history and journey of the Irish immigrants which makes the music more meaningful. If you are curious about Irish immigrants of the past or enjoy instrumental music, this album is suburb.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Scottish Tranquility, by Phil Coulter]

[ Winter’s Crossing entry at ] | [ official James Galway web site ]

Recommended by Kristen A.
Gere Branch Library

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