King Magnus Returns by Peter DiPhillips
We've released two of Peter's album on Happy Puppy in the past, and now this third release from him literally goes further back into the past.
Musical influenced by Peter's Irish ancestry, The Great Famine is a dark and serious concept album focusing on the period of 1845-1849 in Ireland, where "the indisputable fact that huge quantities of food were exported from Ireland to England throughout the period when the people of Ireland were dying of starvation." (Cecil Woodham-Smith).
Part of Peter's ancestors descended from the original Kings of Ireland, surname MacManus and that makes him related to Elvis Costello, albeit distantly. However, like Elvis at his most cynical, there is still a bitter edge to Peter's instrumental compositions.
He writes of the music: "I wanted to educate people of this atrocity and remind those who already know of it, that it did happen. I see the album also as a way to honour my ancestors and all Irish affected by the 'Great Famine'."
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