Eimear McGeown’s Debut Album: Inis

Falling into the category of “better late than never”, Martin Doyle Flutes is proud to announce that our very good friend Eimear McGowen has recently (April 8, 2018) released her debut album entitled Inis – a lovely compact disc packed with stunning flute playing!

Eimear McGeown’s debut album: Inis

Eimear McGeown’s debut album: ‘Inis’

And, not that we wish to steal any of the thunder, we are very proud to have a small but important presence in the totally epic artwork for the Inis album cover – yes, that’s a Martin Doyle flute that Eimear is holding in her hand! But enough about us …

Inis offers tunes that span a broad range of genre – this is an album that has something for everyone. The online music store CD Baby describes Eimear’s debut album as a “Genre breaking flute album, mixing Irish traditonal, classical, pop and original compositions with filmic arrangements.” Inis features a lovely selection of traditional Irish tunes mixed with such classics as Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound of Silence’, Massive Attack’s ‘Teardrop’, Erik Satie’s ‘Gnossiennes, No. 1’, Eimear’s own variations of a 17th century melody entitled ‘La Folia’ and her first ever composition that lends it’s title to the album. In Eimear’s own words:

“The title of the album Inis means Island in Irish, and was the first piece I ever composed. When I wrote it, I was a little lost in life and felt a little isolated but I also realised we are all connected and always will be, a bit like islands with the water surrounding them, so that piece reflected this! […] This album has been the culmination of a long journey for me with the seeds sown during a musical collaboration with my producer John Tonks ten years ago. We met whilst recording on a track for a Celtic Chillout American album, John suggested the idea of us working on a full album together and so the adventure began!”

Here’s a video clip featuring Eimear McGeown and Ciaran Scullion (Head of Music at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland) talking about the creation of Inis

And a promotional video clip offering samples from Inis

From all of the team at Martin Doyle Flutes, our warmest congratulations and best wishes wing their way to Eimear. Martin himself spoke for all of us when he said, “Eimear is a wonderful musician and a wonderful person – I am thrilled for her!”

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