|• The Royal Irish Regiment was created in 1992 with the merger of The Royal Irish Rangers and The Ulster Defence Regiment.
• The band was formed a year later and when uniquely combining with Bugles, Pipes & Drums they boasted the largest regimental musical ensemble in the British Army before sadly disbanding in October 2007.
• The title track Oft In The Stilly Night is one the most famous songs in the history of Irish music, penned by poet Thomas Moore and composer Sir John Andrew Stevenson in the 19th century, it features throughout the history of Ireland, notably in James Joyce’s A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man and Finnegan’s Wake.
• This selection brings together the historic music of the many regiments that preceded The Royal Irish and offers a fascinating snapshot of military music of the past.
OFT IN THE STILLY NIGHT – SILCD4142