Filleadh: Sacred Songs (2013)


Filleadh means to go out, but also to come back. It implies a retracing of a path already walked, a return. Since moving to America at the start of 2012, we have been challenged and inspired to return to our heritage, and to come back to the story and music that brought us to where we are today.

We recorded Filleadh in January 2013 in Glenstal Abbey, County Limerick. This place has been a second home to us throughout our lives. As kids we ran around and chased each other, causing havoc; later we both attended the Glenstal boarding school for six years. Our parents recorded three albums with the Glenstal monks in the 1980’s that mixed Gregorian chant and other ancient hymns with Irish traditional song. Filleadh does much the same almost thirty years later.