Tonight, I’ve got something a bit different. Years ago, I saw the movie Braveheart and fell in love with music. The featured instrument playing the theme song was the uilleann pipes. They have a mournful sound that stirs the soul and can bring me to tears, and no one plays them better than Davy Spillane. I heard him play Caoineadh Cu Chulainn when I saw Riverdance. So, as tomorrow's Monday and I have to return to work after a week of vacation, I’m feeling kinda melencholy tonight so I thought I present a selection of his music.
I’m pairing it with a very nice 2005 cabernet sauvignon from the 1975 wine company, about $20.00. It dark ruby color with a bright bouquet of cherries and cranberry. The taste reveals cherries, cassis, vanilla and a touch of spice with very light tannins. It’s a lighter cabernet, almost reminiscent of a pinot noir. And being a lighter red it should compliment the mournful mood of the uilleann pipes.
Caoineadh Cu Chulainn (Riverdance Solo): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSjmvU_8xLY
Midnight Walker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAGaUiQpho8
Mystic Seacliffs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWDps00tivI
Call Across the canyon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WgxtNJIcpY&feature=related