The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin
Desmond Earley, Artistic Director

Release Date: 11/12/2015
Signum SIGCD436


The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin are Ireland’s leading collegiate choral ensemble, and for their first recording on Signum they perform an enchanting and ground-breaking collection of traditional and Celtic-inspired choral music, led by their director Desmond Earley.


  1. Mo Ghile Mear – Sean Clarach Mac Domhnaill, arr. Desmond Earley
  2. Sun, Moon and Stars – Bill Whelan
  3. War – Ivo Antognini
  4. Geantrai – Michael McGlynn
  5. The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby – Traditional Irish, arr. Desmond Earley
  6. The Coast of Galicia – Bill Whelan
  7. He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven – Desmond Earley
  8. Orphan Girl – Brendan Graham, arr. Desmond Earley
  9. Peace – Ivo Antognini
  10. Black is the Colour of my True Love’s Hair – Appalachian Air of Scottish origin, arr. Desmond Earley 
  11. Land’s End – Michael Rooney
  12. ‘Si do Mhamo i – Traditional Irish, arr. Desmond Earley
  13. Siuil a Run – Traditional Irish, arr. Michael McGlynn
  14. Sleepsong – Rolf Lovland arr. Desmond Earley
  15. The Skye Boat Song – Traditional Scottish, arr. Desmond Earley


“Blending ‘folk’ voices with choral precision and tight harmony isn’t easy, but Desmond Earley has a passionate stake in both and doesn’t put a foot wrong” – Choir and Organ

“Bright young things” – The Irish Times