Teresa Doyle


  1. Seacht Suálice na Naighdine Muire The Seven Rejoices of the Virgin Mary
  2. Tàladh Ar Slànair Hushing Our Saviour
  3. In Ainm an Athar go mBuaidh In the Name of the Father
  4. Caoineadh Mhuire Mary’s Lament
  5. Suantrai na Maighdine The Virgin Mary’s Lullaby
  6. Deus Meus Adiuva Me My God Help Me
  7. An tAiséirí The Resurrection
  8. Rug Muire Mac do Dhia Mary Gave Birth to the Son of God
  9. Gabham Molta Bhríde Ode to Bridget
  10. Don Oíche úd I mBeithil For that Night Yonder in Bethlehem
  11. Seacht nDólá na Maighdine Muire Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary

I bought this in December 2019 as a Christmas present for my parents (especially my father) and also got a copy for myself, after hearing several of its tracks on the streaming online “radio” station Evensong throughout the year; I was struck by how redolent of Advent many of its songs inherently were, so much that I knew they were carols even without learning that from the lyrics (which are almost all in Gaelic). Probably the track that sold me on the purchase was “Tàladh Ar Slànair,” which has harmonies that not only aspire to be celestial but, impressively, actually achieve that end…quite radiantly. Beautiful, beautiful stuff.