Neil McCurdy & Róise Mhic Ghrianna Original Painting
Elevate your space with this exquisite Original Pen and Ink Painting portraying the captivating story of Neil McCurdy and Roise na hAmhran (Rosie of the Songs). Neil McCurdy, a skilled stonemason employed by the Commissioner of Irish Lights, dedicated his craftsmanship to various lighthouses, including the one on Aranmore Island. It was amidst the coastal beauty that he encountered Roise na hAmhran, affectionately known as Rosie of the Songs.
This piece beautifully captures the essence of their meeting, illustrating the cultural exchange as Neil imparted two Rathlin songs to Rosie in the traditional style – ‘Donal agus Morag’ and ‘Mo Choill.’ A poignant narrative unfolds, connecting their shared melodies to the wider audience through the renowned Donegal folk and traditional group, Altan. These timeless tunes found a home on the album "Harvest Storm" (1992), echoing the enduring legacy of Neil McCurdy, Rosie of the Songs, and the rich musical heritage of Ireland. Immerse yourself in this artistic tribute to a moment steeped in Irish tradition and melody.
Framed Size: 20" x 16" / 40.5cm x 50.5cm