May the Mountains Rise Up: (to greet you)

Richard Fay (Composer)

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


Originally composed in 2010, this piece was recorded for the album Helix (2019).

Echoing the old Irish wish that the road rise up to meet you, this tune was inspired by the sight of the mountains appearing on the horizon as the extensive plain finally gives way to more rugged terrain. As I am, so my father was a great lover of mountains too, and a version of this tune accompanied us as we carried him out of the church at the end of his long life (aged 91) in 2018.
from Helix: Music for Hard Times, released January 1, 2020
Composed by: Richard Fay (2010)
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)
Sheila Seal (piano)
Nina Semertzidou (violin)
Delia Stevens (percussion)
Sophie Sully (double bass)
Imogen Trinder (flute)
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
Eventother; 1824-01-01 - Recorded in the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, University of Manchester
Duration: 1 Jan 1824 → …


  • Helix
  • ethno-classical


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