Seductive pan-Celtic music by exceptional flautist Sarah Markey
Sarah Markey – Leaving Lurgangreen (self-released, 2022)
Master flautist, singer and harpist Sarah Markey represents a new generation of Scottish musicians carrying on the Celtic musical traditions of Scotland, Ireland and other regions. Her specialty is the flute, which she plays beautifully, and her music is an exquisite blend of contemporary interpretations of traditional folk music from the Irish, Scottish and Asturian tradition as well as original pieces.
“Leaving Lurgangreen”, her debut album, is dedicated to Sarah Markey’s grandmother, Sarah Grant, who was from Lurgangreen, County Louth, Ireland. The Irish roots are clearly visible in terms of arrangements and musical instruments such as the flute, Bodhrán (Irish frame drum) and Irish bagpipes.
In addition to Irish and Scottish roots, Sarah Markey added Asturian influences. Sarah lived for some time in northern Spain, in the mountainous region of Asturias, which has Celtic musical roots. “Hope you enjoy this collection of music from Ireland, Scotland and Asturias plus some self written tunes and songs.”
Sarah Markey is currently based in Glasgow. She was a BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2019 finalist. Read.
The range includes Sarah Markey flutes, vocals and harp; marty barry on guitar, bouzouki and banjo; Charlie Stewart double bass, violin and strings; Jack McRobbie on the guitar; Hayley Keenan at the piano; Eamonn Nugent on bodhran; Calum Stewart on uilleann pipes and harmonium; Conor Markey bouzouki and banjo; and Ruben Bada on the bouzouki, guitar, mandola and harmonium.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music for many years. He founded the sites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel is also co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Chart. Angel has also produced and remastered world music studio albums and compilations for labels such as Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts and Music of the World.