SLEEPSONGS – Out now on Heresy Records

“A treasure to own and treasure to listen to. A masterpiece of a triptych.” Seán Laffey, Irish Music Magazine

“The lovely Irish singer Caitriona O’Leary’s calming voice overwhelms from the first track onward.” Michael Johnson, Facts & Arts

“The captivating voice of Caitríona O’Leary enchants the listener. In Sleepsongs, she performs a selection of lullabies and other songs on the theme of sleep with Dúlra, her excellent early music ensemble.” Séverine Garnier, TGV Magazine (France)

“Her charismatic voice always inspires a sense of devotion in the listener. with Sleepsongs Dúlra has found a sound that will win over world music lovers and surely every fan of Irish folk.” Winifried Dulisch, Audio Magazine (Germany)

SLEEPSONGS is an album of Suantraí – ancient Irish lullabies and songs on the theme of sleep. Suantraí along with Geantraí (songs of joy and happiness) and Goltraí (laments) comprise the three strands of traditional song in Irish mythology. This album completes Caitríona O’Leary & Dúlra’s trilogy of albums based on this repertory. I am Stretched on Your Grave, an album of Irish laments (Goltraí), was released in 2001 by BMG Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and Ecstasy, an album of Irish songs of Joy and rapture (Geantraí), which was released in 2012 by Heresy/Naxos.


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