- 10 Mar 22
Dani Larkin has returned with a new EP, Between Worlds, in collaboration with The Ulster Orchestra.
Armagh/Monaghan artist Dani Larkin has teamed up with The Ulster Orchestra on a brand new EP, with 'Love Part Three' chosen as our Track of the Day.
Between Worlds is a three-track offering, with orchestral re-recordings of songs from Dani's debut album, Notes For A Maiden Warrior: 'Love Part Three,' 'Samson and Goliath' and 'The Red, Macha's Return.'
Known for their live performances, folk star Larkin is a pro at weaving Celtic mythology with contemporary themes. Featuring gentle guitar strumming, the single embraces the collective feeling of needing to pull together during hardships, and is a testament to the power of wildness in the transformation of love.
‘Love Part Three’ is the third and final part in a series of tracks appearing on Dani's album, that deal with various themes around love, heart ache and relationships. This conclusionary track contains themes of togetherness, and one that focuses on the importance of kinship when navigating the unknown.
Dani Larkin's stunning new release comes ahead of her March 13th date at Vicar Street, supporting Declan O'Rourke.
"Between Worlds explores three primary aspects of the Notes For A Maiden Warrior album in an entirely new way," said Larkin in a statement.
"This collaboration with The Ulster Orchestra has added an additional layer of depth to well-known songs such as 'Samson and Goliath' and 'Love Part Three' while complimenting the mythological aspect of 'The Red, Maca's Return.' To perform these tracks live with The Ulster Orchestra brings a certain kind of magic and breath in a way that only a live recording with over forty musicians can."
After the release of her debut, Larkin quickly established themselves as an up and coming force in the indie folk world. Notes For A Maiden Warrior secured nominations for Best Album from the Northern Ireland Music Prize, and Best Emerging Artist at the RTE Folk Awards.
“Our Salon Sessions are all about the Orchestra forming new collaborations with artists who have great stories to tell, and about giving them the space with our musicians to do that. We were delighted that Dani was happy to work with us on new versions of familiar songs, and the results are fantastic," said Patrick McCarthy of the Ulster Orchestra.
Following in the footsteps of these great artists, Dani Larkin is a must-listen for those interested in contemporary folk music, and is one of the brightest lights on the Irish folk scene currently
Listen to 'Love Part Three (Orchestral Version) below: