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‘The Seven Suns‘ — the new solo album from John McSherry
Order Now! – All CD orders will receive an exclusive deluxe booklet PDF, a signed copy of the album, a free mp3 edition of the album and a free MP3 album containing recordings from John’s back-catalogue! The album can also be purchased on mp3 only, or in high quality FLAC format (and you get a free mp3 edition of the album with that as well!)
A concept album enticing the listener on a journey through some of the mysteries of Ireland’s ancient past. Full of stunning, new compositions for Uilleann Pipes and low whistle.
John McSherry‘s second solo outing, “The Seven Suns“, is a musical journey into the heart of ancient Ireland, richly inlaid with elements both personal and national, mundane and mythical. Full of original and exciting new compositions by McSherry and featuring musicians such as Sean Óg Graham, Mike McGoldrick and Niamh Dunne, the album explores Ireland from a global perspective, its key place in the ancient world, and the knowledge, wisdom and preoccupations of the people that inhabited it. Featuring pristine production, innovative arrangements, and masterful musicianship, “The Seven Suns” is more than just a follow-up to the award-winning debut, “Soma” — it surpasses it.
John McSherry has been a major figure in Irish music for almost 20 years. He is hailed as one of the finest exponents of the art of uilleann piping in the world today, described as “a true master” by Irish Music Magazine.
“On his new album John McSherry is a seanchaí; a musical storyteller of wit and wonder, a musical playwright with pipes and whistle as pen. Unforgettable.”—Bill Verdier, WXNA, Nashville
“A master piper whose works on this World are out of this World. Superb work.” —William Ramoutar, Presenter of Irish Ways Radio Programme WFCF 88.5FM
“Uilleann piper, whistle player, composer, John McSherry is totally reliable. One of those Irish musicians who delivers it beautifully every time. His new album, The Seven Suns, is no exception. It is a gem and will be a favorite for Christmas gift giving, and for the Irish musical awards season coming up. Wow!” —Bill Margeson, Chicago Irish American News, LiveIreland.com & Irish Music Magazine