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“Surely, national treasure status cannot be far away… Soprano Caitríona O’Leary, an enigmatic performer with otherworldly qualities that thrives in areas of the unusual and unreal.” – Dick Riordan, Sunday Business Post

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The Red Book of Ossory

Inspired Irish poems from the 14th century manuscript, The Red Book of Ossory set to medieval music and performed by Caitríona O’Leary and a stellar band of early music, jazz and contemporary classical virtuosi.

Poetry set to music by Caitríona O’Leary from: Chansonnier du Roi, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat, Codices Chantilly, Modena and Squarcialupi.

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Both Sides Now

A digital single version of Joni Mitchell’s iconic song, Both Sides Now, in an Irish language translation sung by Caitríona O’Leary. She is accompanied on the recording by guitarist Dick Farrelly. Both Sides Now (Ón Dá Thaobh) was translated into Irish by the renowned Dublin-based poet Gabriel Rosenstock.

The song is available on Spotify, Apple Music and numerous other digital service providers.

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The Wexford Carols

Caitríona’s Billboard #1 album produced by Joe Henry and featuring Grammy winners Tom Jones, Rosanne Cash and Rhiannon Giddens, The Wexford Carols presents Ireland’s greatest Christmas music (much of it for the first time) in a recording the magically blends a diversity of folk styles including traditional Irish, Americana, Blues and Gospel.

Easily the year’s most ambitious undertaking” – The Los Angeles Times

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StampHaikuSong

StampHaikuSong a new digital single and short film composed and performed by Caitríona O’Leary. Based on Gabriel Rosenstock’s Irish Haiku written as poetic responses to a selection of Irish postage stamps. Art direction and graphic design by Gareth Jones.

Available March 12 – download from Bandcamp and stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Deezer etc.

The project was made possible by an Arts Council Covid-19 Crisis Response Award.

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Love’s Fever

Based on the song Deh Lassa La Mia Vita from the end of day 7 of Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron.

Music by Lorenzo da Firenze. Featuring Caitríona O’Leary, Edited by Martin Mai, Art Direction by Gareth Jones, Filmed by Tara Slye, Recorded and Mixed by Caitríona O’Leary and Mastered by James Darkin.

Funded by an Arts Council Covid-19 Crisis Response Award.

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Spellsong

From acclaimed early music ensemble, eX’s, production, POSSESSED. A musical journey through the mysterious world of possession featuring medieval, renaissance, baroque and traditional music.
 
Spellsong, written by Caitríona, focuses on the demonic possession and trial of the Salem witches in 1692.
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UNACCOMPANIED

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On the first Saturday of every month Caitríona dresses up and performs a short concert of beautiful unaccompanied songs from her room. Medieval, traditional Irish, Scottish, English, American…always finding music to be happy about!

Tune in on Caitríona’s Facebook page on the first Saturday of every month at 2.30pm (Irish Time). A replay is available immediately afterwards.

These performances are also archived on Caitríona’s YouTube channel.

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