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This is track 11 of a music cd-rom entitled "Western Wind" which was produced to mark the 125th. anniversary of the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama. Recorded at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Rathmines Road, 6 June, 2014 to August, 2015.

Recorded and mixed by Ben Rawlins, mastered by Ben Rawlins at the Jericho Mile, edited and produced by Laoise O'Brien, sleeve notes by Laoise O'Brien, graphic design by Jill O'Callaghan. Reproduction Allmedia for MPO Group.

Total running time 51.10 minutes. Copyright Technological University Dublin.


While we have been shaped by the many people who have travelled to Ireland over the centuries, we have also managed to influence development in countries around the world. This pair of reels opens with the sounds of a creaking ship laden down with expectant travellers. As the track progresses we hear the natural joyfulness that Irish people have taken with them around the world. Not least among the travellers and countless musicians who left the island in search of careers-many of them finding and continuing to find a place on the world stage.

The Irish Traditional Music Ensemble is directed by Odhrán Ó Casaide, Tom Doorley and Kieran Hanrahan and this piece has been arranged by Tom Doorley and Odhrán Ó Casaide.