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THE SEVILLE SUITE TARACD 3030

CD The Seville Suite was composed in 1992 by Bill Whelan. After many years of producing and performing, this was to be Bill's first major orchestral composition. Through music, Whelan tells the historical story of the legendary Red Hugh O'Donnell and his journey - after his defeat at the Battle of Kinsale - to La Coruna in Spain.

The piece follows that journey from that infamous battle to O'Donnell's arrival and welcome by the Spanish Earl of Caracena. Commissioned in 1992 by the Irish Prime Minister's office to commemorate Ireland's participation at the European cultural exposition (entitled Expo '92), The Seville Suite served as a wonderful reflection of the event. The Seville Suite received its European Premiere at the Maestranza concert hall in Seville on October 4, 1992.

Performed by a 50 piece orchestra, the piece featured soloists Davy Spillane, Mairtin O'Connor, Mel Mercier and Mairead Nesbitt, many of whom were later to appear in Riverdance. The last movement of the work was danced by Maria Pagés, who also later became a featured performer in Riverdance The Show.

'The Connemara Suite', 'The Seville Suite', and 'EastWind' are also available from the Claddagh Records shop at, 2 Cecilia Street, Dublin 2 Tel: +353 (0)1 6770262 or by mail-order: +353 (0)1 677 8943 or Email

TRACK LIST Listen Click track names to listen to 30 sec MP3

1. Kinsale
2. O'Donnell's Lament
3. Pedro de Zubiaur
4. Fr. Conry's Jig
5. The Storm
6. The Coast of Galicia
7. The Road to La Coruna
8. Caracena

 

 

JULY 2014

Review - Classical: James Galway, NCH, Dublin..[more]

JUNE 2014

BILL WHELAN HOT PRESS INTERVIEW..[more]

MAY 2014

Bill Whelan’s stroll down memory lane for Nationwide..[more]

Ulster Orchestra perform Riverdance at the Royal Albert Hall..[more]

Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Sir James Galway to perform US premiere of Linen and Lace,..[more]

RTÉ lyric fm and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra present...[more]

MARCH 2014

FRENCH CONNECTIONS....[more]

FEBRUARY 2014

THE HANDPRINT COLLECTION....[more]

JANUARY 2014

EXTRA DATE ADDED TO "RIVERDANCE" SOLD OUT RUN....[more]

NOVEMBER 2013

RIVERDANCE - LIMERICK CITY OF CULTURE 16th-19th January 2014....[more]

OCTOBER 2013

Irish Composer Bill Whelan in the MCC's Agora Series: 'Navigating A Music Career - No Map, No Route, No Destination' ....[more]

SEPTEMBER 2013

Kaleidoscope Camino - CLIFDEN ARTS WEEK ....[more]

AUGUST 2013

Kaleidoscope Camino — A night of music devised by violinist Cliodhna Ryan and cellist Kate Ellis....[more]

Mike Murphy interviews Bill Whelan....[more]

APRIL 2013

Top Irish Songwriters / Composers Paul Brady / Phil Coulter / Pete St. John / Ray Harman / Shay Healy / Jimmy MacCarthy To Be Inducted into the IMRO Academy....[more]

MARCH 2013

BILL WHELAN Berklee College Concert - April 11th 2013....[more]

FEBRUARY 2013

"PUBLISH AND PERISH!"....[more]

January 2013

Bill Whelan - Publish and Perish, Music and creativity at the gateway to Babylon....[more]

DIGITAL BISCUIT - Friday 25th January....[more]

Cox to head up Limerick City of Culture in 2014....[more]

     
 
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