SomeRiseSomeFall – the Cork-based music and arts eclective is delighted to release a beautiful instrumental “Crystal Palace” ft two renowned instrumentalists who transcend genres: Edel Sullivan and Aisling Urwin.
On this recording they are joined on cello by Edel’s son Oscar Casey. The track was recorded on February 19th in Wavefield Recording studios under the masterful production of Brian Casey – producer of SomeRiseSomeFall’s 2nd album “No Simple Highway” – all proceeds to Irish Motor Neurone Disease Assocation (IMDA) Https://www.Imnda.ie
Commenting on the release SomeRiseSomeFall’s Michael Fitzgerald said:
“Edel was here at the start of the SomeRiseSomeFall eclective when I commissioned her to write a traditional Irish tune which we dubbed “Some Rise Some Fall” in a variation on the eclective’s name. We were delighted to ask her back in the recording studio and it gave me the opportunity to issue an overdue invitation to the multi-talented Aisling Urwin to join the ever-growing list of talented artists shaping and realising our vision of the transformational power of music & art.
When I approached Edel last summer to re-imagine this lost gem from genre-bending Breton group Gwendal, she nominated IMDA as the preferred charity for the release. It is appropriate, given the silencing effect of motor nuerone disease. this single stands in stark but beautiful contrast to our previous releases which have a strong emphasis on lyrics.
The accompanying video picks up on a project by award artist Sarah Roseingrave whose work explores themes of abandonment, the hidden, but also resilience & growth. Sarah’s work is a perfect for SomeRiseSomeFall as core to the project is that music and art are transformative and that shining a compassionate light on people’s struggles brings connection, empathy and growth”
SomeRiseSomeFall is an independent community of songwriters, musicians, and artists formed by Michael Fitzgerald. The ever-evolving eclective brings together musicians and artists and with the aim to interpret & reimagine songs for unique new recordings and create connection through art and music. Their most recent album “No Simple Highway” released in February 2021 was an album of the week on a number of radio stations and was released to unanimously positive reviews.
From Cork City, Ireland, Edel Sullivan originally studied classical violin at the CIT Cork School of Music (Suzuki Method) and Anglia University, Cambridge, U.K. From her teenage years Edel has been exploring the use of the instrument in a wide range of genres from rock to folk.
She has performed, composed, recorded and taught extensively, particularly in the Irish traditional style with gigs on the international folk festival circuit, to avant garde theatrical incidental music to Michael Flately’s show ‘Lord of the Dance’.
In addition to an M.A. in fiddle performance, she is also a qualified music therapist (Nordoff-Robbins, London) and trained community music facilitator (CM Sounds, London), currently lecturing at the CIT Cork School of Music in these subjects and Musicianship (Kodaly approach).
An avid tune writer and arranger in the Irish traditional and folk style, commissions include the incidental music for Tír na Nollag (Glow Christmas Celebrations Cork 2013), a suite of tunes for the Club Ceoil Trad Orchestra whilst their musical director (2014) and a specially commissioned instrumental “Some Rise Some Fall” for SomeRiseSomeFall’s debut album “Some Climb” (2017)
Her own debut solo fiddle album, ‘In The Time Of’ was described as
“….the best traditional album I’ve heard all year…..she manages to blend a smooth sweetness of tone with life, swing and spot-on rhythm. It’s as a composer and arranger that she really stands out, though.”– Sarah McQuaid, Hot Press
“Spellbinding.” – Siobhan Long, The Irish Times
“….In The Time Of” is a rarity to be championed.” – Earle Hitchner (Irish Echo, New York)
‘The most astonishingly beautiful recording I’ve heard in years.’ (Sing Out! U.S.)
Edel Sullivan on You Tube
Tír na Nollag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sERiG8La_BE
TG4’s Geantraí: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-KbJ97Krg8
Aisling Urwin is a harper-songwriter-teacher from Kenmare in the Southwest of Ireland
With a background in Irish Traditional Music, Aisling strives to paint the harp in new colours, challenging traditional views in an effort to stretch people’s preconceptions of what the harp should sound like, taking it into new sonic spaces. Aisling’s music combines the organic sounds of lever harp and natural vocals with rich electronic sounds and textures.
In 2018, she began touring with World Music artist ‘Ajeet’. This creative friendship led to the formation of ‘Woven Kin,’ a new duo project between Aisling and Siobhán Moore (AKA Ajeet) featuring harmony-centric melodies and folk instruments such as harp, bodhrán, bouzouki and mandolin. Woven Kin’s 2021 debut album, ‘Hibernate,’ is out now.’
Sarah Roseingrave works in a range of media including glass, ceramics and printmaking. She completed her degree in Contemporary Applied Art in 2017 at the Crawford College of Art and Design. She is a full member of Cork Printmakers.
She has won several awards, including Future Makers awards in 2017 and 2018, was short listed for the RDS Craft Awards in 2018, and long-listed for the RDS Visual Arts Awards in 2017. She has had residencies with the National Sculpture Factory and Cork Printmakers.