“Since its beginning, Raelach Records has made a very important contribution to recorded traditional Irish music and song. Without exception its catalogue has set for itself and continues to maintain a high standard – for its selection of artists and production values including sound quality, album sleeve notes and design.
The range of music is diverse – innovative but fully respectful of tradition and there are some very valuable gems in the recordings which it has issued. Besides providing access for listeners to good material, it has also given a platform and a voice to musicians, singers and groups who might not easily find it in the arena where strictly commercial companies and labels operate. This is due to the commitment, knowledge and skills of the people who are in charge of it.” – Peter Browne, RTÉ Radio 1
Funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media, and as part of a wider series of concerts with Ireland’s newly formed Live Venues Collective, The Black Gate assembled some of Ireland’s finest musicians for the recording of a series of concert films in December 2020.
For full details visit www.blackgate.ie/sessions