The Fine Beauty of the Island - Program Notes

List of Tunes

Act I


Castle Kelly

Scene One – Whispering from Another World

Castle Kelly (reprise)
Young William Plunkett

Scene Two – The Dublin Man

Turlough MacDonough*
The Twisting of the Rope
The Edge of the White Rock
Port na Pucai

Act II


Carolan’s Cottage/Captain O’Kane*

Scene One – Brendan

Lord Galway’s/Dermot O’Dowd/Queen’s Dream/Cremonea*
Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair

Scene Two – Philomena

Morrison’s Jig
The Mountain of the Women

*Composed by Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738)
All other tunes are traditional Irish.