Helix McGough

Richard Fay (Composer)

Research output: Non-textual formComposition

Abstract

Originally composed in 2017, this piece was first recorded in 2019 for the album Helix.

This tune is a musical commentary on Jacqueline's DNA-enabled search for the scattered, often long-lost - and sometimes not previously known about - members of the McGough clan (from County Galway) to which she belongs through her mother. The stories encountered in the search - stories of intrigue, separation, emigration, premature death, and of reunion and new contact - these stories alone have made the search worthwhile.
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from Helix: Music for Hard Times, released January 1, 2020
Composed by: Richard Fay (2017)
Recorded, mixed, mastered by: Sam Gee

Katherine Blumer (clarinet)
Bob Dinn (trumpet)
James Heathcote (cello)
Mabon Jones (violin)
Sarah Keirle (viola)
Jemima Kirkland (flute)
Dan Mawson (bass clarinet)
Nina Semertzidou (violin)
Delia Stevens (percussion)
Sophie Sully (double bass)
Imogen Trinder (flute)
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Size3'30
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Helix
  • ethno-classical

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