The Fair Hills of Eire: Irish Airs and Dances | Heritage HTGCD152

The Fair Hills of Eire: Irish Airs and Dances


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Label: Heritage

Cat No: HTGCD152

Barcode: 5060332662722

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 1st July 2022



Pianist, David Quigley, performs a selection of traditional airs and dances from his native Ireland in imaginative arrangements by a diverse group of composers, from John Field to Amy Beach. Also included is a newly commissioned work by Irish composer, Philip Martin. Many of the tracks appear on disc for the first time while others are re-introduced to the catalogue after an absence of several years. The release will appeal to a broad range of listeners including those interested in the music of the British Isles and piano aficionados alike.

Award-winning Irish pianist David Quigley enjoys a wide and varied career as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. He has performed in many of the world’s greatest concert halls including the Philharmonie Köln, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Musikverein Vienna, Mozarteum Salzburg, Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels, National Concert Hall Athens, Wigmore Hall London, Konserthaus Stcokholm and Carnegie Hall New York.

As a concerto soloist he has appeared with many orchestras including the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the Ulster Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Camerata Ireland. He has collaborated with distinguished conductors such as Barry Wordsworth and Barry Douglas. David is also a much sought-after chamber musician and performs regularly with internationally renowned artists including oboist Nicholas Daniel, clarinettist Michael Collins, violinist Nathaniel Vallois and soprano Ailish Tynan. He performs regularly with his sister, the violinist Joanne Quigley, in both duo recitals and in trio recitals with cellist Jonathan Aasgaard.

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