Fanad Lighthouse provides backdrop for new album

DONEGAL based singer and musician Nodlaig Ní Bhrollaigh has released a new album which features works composed in Fanad Lighthouse.

The album ‘Cuimhní Rúnda’ is a journey through the times and places that have inspired Nodlaig over the last 20 years. It is a compilation of original, contemporary music that reflects her classical and traditional influences.

Nodlaig, originally from Dungiven, County Derry, now lives on the shore of Lough Swilly in Donegal.


Featured in the album are works composed in Fanad Lighthouse and the mellow tones of the Irish harp and saxophone emulate the soundscape. The Roe Valley suite weaves together for the first time, ancient and evocative melodies from County Derry. The listener is transported to Narnia by ‘Land of Dreams’, the piece commissioned for the opening of CS Lewis Square in Belfast. Personal experience of love and loss also imbue the work and the revival of harping and the Gaelic language is a golden thread running throughout this compilation.

Guest performances by musicians from the North West include the celebrated Derry Saxophonist, Gerard McChrystal, fiddlers, Martin O’Kane and Plunkett McGartland, guitarist, Jonny Toman, cellist and piper, Paul Gillespie and harper, Lucy Kerr.

Nodlaig released her debut album back in 2004, entitled, “Under a Pale moon”, which was critically acclaimed in the US and in Ireland.

To celebrate her latest album there will be a series of live launches in the New Year across the North West including a performance at the Letterkenny Trad week.
‘Cuimhní Rúnda’ is available on all major streaming platforms Spotify/ Bandcamp/ iTunes/ Apple Music and from the website

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