Fáilte, bienvenidos, wilkommen, ongi etorri, welcome!
Welcome to the re-launched official website of Cormac Juan Breatnach.
2012 heralds the release of my new album featuring 7 tracks, each lasting at least 6 minutes long, including 2 songs, new compositions and re-worked traditional tunes.
The new CD called ‘Éalú‘, (pronounced Ay-lou) is released on the label Dioscaí Mandala and will be available digitially and from my website. It features 22 contributors and myself.
Éalú Animation: Released June 2012
Singing on the new album is Aoife Doyle, Kokia, Uché G. Akujobi and U.S. actress/singer Vanessa Williams (Desperate Houswives).
Also participating are musicians, Gavin Ralston, Aongus Ralston, Aoife Doyle, Roger Doyle, Fiachra Trench, Steve Cooney, Niwel Tsumbu, Brian Dunning, Paul McAteer, Robbie Harris, Seán Whelan, Eamon Murray, Seamus Brett, Michael Considine, Jaimé Muñoz, Carlos Beceiro, Jorge Arribas, and Diego Galaz.
You can hear on this website an 11-minute spoken introduction by me with a snippet of each track, along with visuals from the sleeve notes by clicking on the Ealú icon to the left of this page. The cover was designed by Robert Ballagh and the overall design of the CD booklet and notes is by Ian McFarlane.
The CD was launched formally in early March 2012.
Cormac – June, 2012.