- 21 Sep 22
Marking their second release from their forthcoming third album Misneach, Tau & The Drones of Praise have teamed up with some of Ireland's best musicians.
Tau & The Drones of Praise have released the bold second single from their forthcoming album Misneach, titled 'Ceol Ón Chré'.
An incredible collaboration with acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey and Pól Brennan of the legendary Irish group Clannad, the track exudes both traditional folk textures and experimental atmospherics.
The astounding Dempsey's vocal fronts the tracks, with tribe-like drums and enchanting melodies supporting.
Alongside the track comes a stunningly shot music video featuring the group and their collaborators. Filmed on Sliabh An Iariann (The Iron Mountain) in County Leitrim, the video is a contemporary ode to the tale of the Tuá De Dannan, the pre-Christian deities who are said to have landed in a cloud of smoke at the same location.
The video is a perfect backdrop for the track. It follows the adventures of two kids into the mountains while capturing the true heart of Ireland - in a setting where so many of our stories and traditions come from.
Speaking about the track, Seán Mulrooney, Tau & The Drones of Praise leader, said: "I was encapsulated by the song and the vibrations that it imbues. It is a great honour to join with two brothers in arms to bring this song to the world. It is a song for the children. It is for generations to come and for the people of today and tomorrow to have the misneach (courage) to move forward with neart (strength), imbas (wisdom), grá (love) and cumhacht (power)."
Pól Brennan wrote the track - originally as an oral chant. He spoke about the origins of 'Ceol Ón Chré', saying: "This song was a gift from the Sacred Drum. First came the drum beat, followed by the melody and words. It was offered and sung for the first time at an Eagle Dance Ceremony in Wicklow."
"There is something primal in our ancient mythology that stirs the heart in a way that ordinary words can’t explain. We can hear it in our music, poetry and drums. We can hear it in the land. We can hear it in this song," Damien Dempsey added.
Misneach, the group's third album, is out on October 12.
Check out the video for 'Ceol Ón Chré' below.
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