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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

 

 

September 2018

Bill Whelan Presents: Featuring Emily Flack and Séamus Flaherty....[more]

August 2018

SUMMER TRAD with ZOE CONWAY and JOHN McINTYRE ....[more]

March 2018

BILL WHELAN LYRIC FM ORCHESTRAL ALBUM ....[more]

International Dublin Choral Festival – St Patrick’s Cathedral ....[more]

BILL WHELAN - RIVERDANCE: A SYMPHONIC SUITE, LINEN & LACE, INISHLACKEN ....[more]

January 2018

DOLORES O’RIORDAN - a message of tribute and condolence....[more]

November 2017

IN THE NAME OF PEACE:  JOHN HUME IN AMERICA

Belltable Theatre...[more]

July 2017

IN THE NAME OF PEACE:  JOHN HUME IN AMERICA

Premiere screening at 29th Galway Film Fleadh...[more]

April 2017

THE TRAIN

Rough Magic Theatre Co’s musical The Train premiered in Ireland in 2015 with successful seasons in Limerick and at Dublin Theatre Festival. This April it has returned to perform on the main stage of the Abbey Theatre and The MAC Belfast...[more]

May 2016

Ennio Morricone, Bill Whelan and Pedro Almodóvar Want Fair Play from YouTube...[more]

THE MUSIC OF  BILL WHELAN GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER OF RIVERDANCE TO BE PERFORMED AT  THE KENNEDY CENTER (DC) MAY 17 LINCOLN CENTER (NY) MAY 19 ASHLAND POPS (OR) JULY 4 ..[more]

FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL ..[more]

 

     
 
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