The Cutting (2008/2020)

for uilleann pipes and string quartet.

Duration: 15 mins.

Arranged from instrumental sections of Stories from the Old World.

Recorded by Mick O’Brien and the IMO Quartet on the album Irish Minimalism.

 I. Cutting and Rolling

II. Churning and Sliding

III. Lilting and Reeling

What the critics say…
  • “there is yet never a whiff of gimmick about the writing. There are some lovely musical ideas throughout, too: I was especially entranced by the accompanying figures in the middle of the second movement.”