From the haunting notes of ‘Carrickfergus’ to the unique rendition of ‘Clare to Here’, acclaimed pianist, singer and harpist, Marie-Thérèse McCartin’s album, Another April Day offers listeners a collection of the most beautiful Irish songs ever written, combined with her own creations. Over six months in the planning and recording, the 15 track album features the 60 piece National Symphony Orchestra of Moldova.

The cd offers listeners an interpretation of some of Ireland’s best known melodies including ‘The Rose of Tralee’, ‘Black is the Color’ and ‘Galway Bay’ along with original compositions by Marie- Thérèse. The bonus track, ‘Another April Day’ is a beautiful piece that has become somewhat of a family affair with lyrics that read like poetry composed by Marie- Thérèse’s father, Tommy, and both the piano and vocal arrangement provided by the artist.

 

US Radio Play
Oak Lawn – WCEV 1451AM
Champaign – WEFT 90.1FM
Durham – WUNH 91.3FM
Drexel Hill – WVCH 740AM c/o Westminster
New London – WCNI 90.9FM
Atlanta – WRFG 89.3FM
Black River – Echoes of Erin/WATN
Newport – WADK
Berkeley – AMPB Report Pirate Radio
Elizabethton – Celtic Grove
Richmond – WGOE Radio
Newark – 91.3 WVUD

 

The leaves that green and orange were came fluttering down
and strew the pathways and the meadows green
And there are those who see it as the death of all the
beauty May and June hath seen.
But beauty’s never ending for the heart that
holds it all as part of nature’s way
And see’s in snow wrapped bud and weakening sun,
the glory of Another April Day.

by Tommy McCartin