Triùir * Tair * Triúgh * Three
These three ladies with their wondrous voices are touring to celebrating the shared musical traditions of the native-language communities in Ireland, Wales and Scotland. The whole gamut of the human condition is here: from achingly beautiful lullabies and heart-rending love songs to humorous tongue-twisters and macaronic mash-ups.
Siân James, born in a small Welsh-speaking village in Powys, has been hailed as the finest singer and harpist of her generation. Singing mostly in Welsh, she is a wonderful storyteller too, weaving tales and legends throughout the music and translating the lyrics as she goes.
Steeped in the traditions Gaeltacht area of Corca Dhuibhne and a founder member of ‘MACALLA’, Ireland’s first all-female traditional band, Seosaimhín Ní Bheaglaoich is
renowned for her individual and heartfelt interpretations of both Irish and English songs from her native West Kerry.
Best known for her pioneering work with the metal-strung clarsach and the fantastic Camac electro-harp, Mary Macmaster is also a fine singer of Gaelic and English language songs.