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CAOIN explores the sensibilities of the ''cry'' within a select collection of Irish sean nós and world music laments lullabies, praise and love songs with newly composed contemporary arrangements . Produced by Seán Mac Erlaine and featuring acclaimed musicians Ultan O'Brien, Kevin Murphy of Slow Moving Clouds, Seán Mac Earlaine and Anna Mullarkey.


Sat 24 Sept Áras Éanna, Inisheer
Fri 30 Sept Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
Fri 7 Oct Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
Fri 21 Oct Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
Sat 22 Oct Belltable, Limerick
Wed 26 Oct Tradition Now, National Concert Hall

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Tour produced by glór

Supported by The Arts Council

CAOIN 2022

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Vocalist/artist Ceara Conway collaborates with producer Seán Mac Erlaine, musicians Kevin Murphy (Cello), Ultan O’Brien (Viola/Fiddle) of Slow Moving Cloud, Seán Mac Erlaine ( clarinet, electronics) and Francesco Turrisi ( piano)  to bring you a collection of sean nós songs that explore the beautiful sounds and sentiments of longing and loss found in traditional praise songs, love songs and lullabies with core emphasis on the traditional Irish ‘caoineadh’, lament. 

Performers on the album:

Ceara Conway – vocals (1-9) 

Seán Mac Erlaine – clarinet, electronics, piano (1,2,4,5,6,8,9) 

Kevin Murphy – cello (1,4,5,6,8,9) 

Francesco Turrisi – piano (1,5) 

Ultan O’Brien – violin, viola (1,4,5,6,8,9) 


All songs traditional / copyright control 

Arranged by Seán Mac Erlaine and Ceara Conway 

Produced by Seán Mac Erlaine 

Recorded at Camden Studios, Dublin, The Meadows, Wicklow and Lisseycasey, Clare 

Mixed and mastered by Seán Mac Erlaine 

Design by Marc Bessant 

Photography by Julia Dunin (cover), Dragana Jurišić (inside and back)

Forthcoming performance dates: CAOIN the live performance premiere at glór,8th April 2022

CAOIN the album commissioned by Creative Ireland Galway County Council

CAOIN the live performance premiere commissioned by glór with support from the Arts Council

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