In Volume II of his seminal work on the O'Farrell Collections, Master Uilleann piper Jerry O'Sullivan is joined by members of the Newport Baroque Orchestra to reveal the symbiotic affinity between the Irish pipes and 18th Century baroque music. While Volume I featured solo pipe pieces from the folk tradition, this album explores, in suite format, music that is more baroque and continental in nature. Acoustically, the combination of pipes, harpsichord and cello presented by an ensemble of consummate musicians evokes a period where both rural and romantic idioms both delighted and satisfied a wide spectrum of musical taste.
1) Suite in G [Duett X / The Serenade / Duett XII (Tho Prudence May Press Me) / Kean OíHara / Bath Medley]
2) Suite in D [OíCarolanís Concerto / The Spinning Wheel / The Ulster Rondo / OíCarolanís Cup / The Blush of Aurora / The Imperial Quickstep / Duett III (Gavot) / The Echoing Horn]
3) Suite in A minor / D / E minor [Princess Royal / The Retreat / To Daunton Me / Handelís Minuett / Let Fame Sound the Trumpet / The Goblet of Wine / Captain OíKane]
4) Suite in D [The Henís Concert / Fly Not Yet / Millerís Maggot / Bright Phoebus / Pipe Gavot / Union Pipe Gavot / To the Post and Away]
5) Sheeling O Guira