Orrachan - The Divine Feminine in Gaelic Song
Orrachan (Ora khan)
An obscure Gaelic word meaning rhymed prayer, charm or incantation.
The Irish Goddess Brigid, Mary Magdelene and the Virgin Mary have a strong presence in Celtic Spirituality. Like many ancient cultures, the Celts embrace the feminine in their relationship with the spirit world. These ancient celtic songs are deeply emotive, evoking the passionate and tragic love of Mary for her child, and at times light hearted recounting the power to turn water into beer. Teresa recreates these songs with layered vocals, ethereal lines inspired by Hildegard combined with deeper harmonies that reinforce our connection to the natural world, the heart of Celtic Spirituality. Once again Teresa has teamed up with producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Oliver Schroer. Together they have created a deeply restful, mystical and contemplative work.
Teresa Doyle: Vocals
Oliver Schroer: violins, recorder, bells, Tibetan singing bowl & guitar
Bill Brennan: Keyboard, singing bell & water bell
Rebecca Blair: Celtic harp
Corbin Keep: cello
David Woodhead: bass
Irene Schroer: for playing the sea (ummm, C) on Caoineadh Mhuire
Produced, arranged & engineered by Oliver Schroer
Mixed by Oliver Schroer & Andrew St. George
Mastered by Andrew St. George