Clíodhna Ní Aodáin Comes Full Circle With Cellos For Trees

The award-winning Irish cellist plants an environmental seed with her new video project.

Clíodhna Ní Aodáin combines music with environmentalism in her new music video project Full Circle: Cellos For Trees — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Following her highly successful albums The Celtic Cello and Celtic Rituals, the award-winning Irish cellist’s latest project is a call to action to plant 10,000 trees.

Created with Brenda Neece, founder of The Cello Museum, their vision is to invite cellists from all over the world to participate in the project. To get it started, Ní Aodáin, an advocate of environmental regeneration, has composed a multi-track cello piece called Full Circle: Cellos For Trees.

There is a part in the piece for every cellist: Beginner, intermediate, advanced and professional. Each cellist chooses a part to play, then makes a video of themselves playing under their favourite tree. The final video will combine these images to create a virtual forest of cellos and trees.

Full Circle: Cellos For Trees grows a musical tree from the seed to the roots to the trunk to the crown. Listeners will hear the magnificence of the tree as it grows. As the lyrical melodies build, the compelling groove drives deeper into the ground to support the glory of the tree as it emerges.

Drawing on her background in classical and improvised music, Clíodhna opens an acoustic portal to another realm. As a solo artist she melds contemporary and traditional styles to create a new genre that evokes the atmosphere of the Otherworld.

The early Celtic people cherished nature and had a sacred reverence for their environment, an awareness that sadly has become displaced in our modern culture. With the track Full Circle: Cellos For Trees due for release on Earth Day 2023, Clíodhna encourages her listeners to renew their appreciation of our precious Earth.

Watch the introductory video for Full Circle: Cellos For Trees above, hear more from Clíodhna Ní Aodáin below, and get more information at her website.