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This is track 10 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.


In this song we hear the desolation and hopelessness of winter and emigration. This, and the next track, represents an on-going phenomenon in our island culture, emigration. Over the generations we have had waves of emigration as young people leave in search of work or adventure. The song was published in 1907. Libretto is by Henri de Régnier (1864-1936) and the song is dedicated to Jacques Durand (1865-1928).

Performers are Elspeth Hayes (mezzo-soprano) and Mairéad Hurley (piano)