OS AMORES LIBRES
The latest from internationally acclaimed Galician piper and flutist Carols Nunez features members of the Chieftains, Former Waterboys singer Mike Scott, Liam O Maonlai of Hothouse Flowers and Simon Emmerson of Afro-Celt Sound System. RCA Victory, BMG Classics.
William X. Kienzle
"Till Death" is Kienzle’s 22nd mystery featuring Fr. Robert Koesler. It is the story of Fr. Rick Casserly, a well-loved and socially conscious minister, and Lillian "Lil" Niedermier, the principal at nearby St. Edna’s School, who share a common bond,. When former nun and now reporter Dora Riccardo sets her cap for Rick, the already complex state of affairs unfolds into a spiraling scenario that isn’t resolved until someone is dead. Andrews McMeel Publishing. 288 pp. $19.95.
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IRISH MUSIC IN CHICAGO
This CD provides a unique picture of Chicago’s Irish music scene, complete with music from 14 of the Windy City’s top band leaders. Featuring selections from Liz Carroll, John Williams, The Drovers, Baal Time and others. Big Chicago Records, 35 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601; www.bigchicago.com.
I COULD READ THE SKY
Iarla O Lionaird
Best known as the lead vocalist for the collective Afro Celt Sound System, O Lionaird is also one of Ireland’s finest old-style, sean nos, singers. This new album draws inspiration from traditional music and spins an innovative modern sensibility. The album was written for the movie "I Could Read the Sky," Nicola Bruce’s impressionistic feature. Realworld Records; http://realworld.on.net/rwr/sky.