Tau & The Drones of Praise have drafted in Irish music legends Damien Dempsey and Pól Brennan of Clannad for ‘Ceol Ón Chré’ the second single from the upcoming album ‘Misneach’.
Reminiscent of the Dord Fian, the war cry of the Fianna, the song opens with Damien Dempsey’s inimitable Druidic voice bellowing, imploring the ancestors to walk with us.
Pól Brennan, who wrote the song as an oral chant says “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.”
Damien Dempsey adds “It’s an honour to sing this incredible song with two deep as the ocean old soul bards Pól and Seán. Pól’s song is an emphatic call for people to stand again on the land, touch the mother, dance and sing to the ancestors with others and feel the soul soar again.”
The video was filmed on Sliabh an Iariann in Co Leitrim, where the Tuatha de Danann arrived aeons ago to bring a Golden Age of peace and prosperity to Ireland. ‘Misneach’ is set for release on 21st October 2022.
Tau & The Drones of Praise Irish Tour dates:
19 October Dolans Pub, Limerick
20 October The Loft, Galway
21 October Whelan’s, Dublin