'Causeway' - Nós Nua Youth Folk Orchestra (CD)

Mohsen Amini

“Causeway”, is a suite of music inspired by the story of the Giants Causeway, and the cultural connections between Scotland and Ireland. CAUSEWAY tells the story of The Giant’s Causeway - one of the ancient myths that has connected Scotland to Ireland for thousands of years. The suite comprises 10 movements and tells the story of the encounter between two fierce giants, Irish giant Finn McCool (or Fionn Mac Cumhaill), Scottish giant Benandonner. and Finn’s wife Úna, the true hero of the story.

Composed by Mohsen Amini in collaboration with Nós Nua Youth Folk Orchestra with guest musicians Mohsen Amini (concertina), Benedict Morris (fiddle), Kay Webster (flute), Deirdre Ní Bhuachalla (harp), Kerrieanne McArdle and Conal Matthews (uilleann pipes).

Nós Nua are a collective of youth musicians from the Oriel region of Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Cavan & Armagh.

released February 5, 2024

Commissioned by Music Generation Louth and the Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol (Comhaltas NE Regional Centre)

Co-funded by Music Geration/Arts Council & Department of Education