‘Béal Tuinne has released a live album recorded at St. James Church in Dingle. The CD features Seamus Begley, Eilis Kennedy, Rita Connolly and composer Shaun Davey amongst others.
Beal Tuinne (pronounced ‘Beel-thinneh) is the name of a group of West Kerry-based musicians featuring Seamus Begley, Eilís Kennedy, Lawrence Courtney, Eoin Ó’Beaglaoí, Daithí Ó’Sé and Jim Murray who joined together with singer Rita Connolly and composer Shaun Davey in 2006 to perform a collection of new songs.
Their music is melodic and traditional in style, the songs feature the sweet singing of Seamus, Rita and Eilís (daughter of Caoimhín Ó’Cinneide) aided by the gritty voice of man-of-the-sea, Lawrence Courtney, with choral harmonies by the full band. The band features acoustic instruments, played in West Kerry traditional style, unusually combined with the pedal harmonium
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