Fiddle player Gráinne Brady’s upcoming debut album, The Road Across the Hills, is the perfect blend of old and new. It features tunes composed by Gráinne in 2017 and 2018, with extracts from poems written by late Donegal poet Patrick MacGill read over them.

Gráinne became acquainted with Patrick’s work in her teenage years and it clearly had a lasting impression, as this was ultimately the inspiration for The Road Across the Hills, which in essence acts as a soundtrack to Patrick’s 1914 novel Children of the Dead End.