Ravenhill Suite (Dorothy Gates)
The suite is based on three well-known Irish folk songs, I?ll Tell Me Ma, My Lagan Love and The Flower of Sweet Strabane. These three songs loosely represent various times in the composer’s life while growing up in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The piece, while dedicated to the Ayr Paris Band, is also dedicated to the memory of her family home on the Ravenhill Road in Belfast (across from the river Lagan). Some happy memories, some sad, but always . . . always . . . good times!