Oriel has been the home of a distinctive tradition of music, song, dance and poetry, a tradition that has been wonderfully recovered by Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin in her book, A Hidden Ulster, to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude.
An tUachtarán Michael D. Higgins
Beauty of singing… sweetness, surety and clarity of voice… a totally absorbing experience.
An inner voyager, an archaeologist of the spirit world, a keeper of tradition, a maker of what is new and will be enduring… songs of pure joy.
These songs are out-of-this-world; they are of exceptional beauty: they are magical, ethereal, spiritual, celestial! Their beauty resides in the use of both Irish and English.
A minimalist treasure... sinuous grace and elegance.