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Iarla O'Lionáird features on the new album, Grá agus Bás, by fellow Irish composer, Donnacha Dennehy.
Iarla is the soloist on the title piece (Love and Death) - a natural choice for Dennehy who takes his inspiration from sean-nós "old style" Irish vocal music. "I had long been an admirer of Iarla; he has a beautiful voice; it's very distinct, but it also has this darkness," says Dennehy.
The album is completed by a six-part song cycle, That the Night Come, which consists of W.B. Yeats's poems sung by US soprano Dawn Upshaw.
The Dublin-based Crash Ensemble performs both works, conducted by Alan Pierson.
Iarla O'Lionáird's third solo album, Foxlight, is released on Real World Records in September. Look out for news of this release and live dates.