Harpist Derek Bell is perhaps best known as a member of the legendary Chieftains. In addition to his work with the Chieftains, Bell has recorded six solo albums, including Carolan's Receipt, his tribute to the renowned harper/composer Turlough O' Carolan (1670-1738). The definitive modern interpreter of Carolan s music, Bell performs much of the album on a metal strung harp which was built to resemble the instrument of the composer s day. Carolan's Receipt - which sees Bell accompanied by fellow Chieftains Paddy Moloney, Seán Potts, Michael Tubridy, Seán Keane, and Martin Fay - is the widest selection of Carolan's music available on record, as well as an extraordinary approximation of what the original music may have sounded like.
Sidh Beag Agus Mor
Carolan's Receipt or An Dochtuir Sean Stafford
Sir Festus A Burca
Rusig A Bhean An Tabhairne
Mrs. Poer or Carolan's Concerto
Sean O Conchubhair
Maible Ni Cheallaigh
Madam Maxwell, Carolan's Nightcap/Lady Gethin
Sean O Raighilligh
Carolan's Farewell To Music
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