“The Green Man/Eileen Aroon” is the new single from Irish singer-songwriter Brona McVittie, a hint of what’s to come from her forthcoming sophomore album which follows her January 2018 debut “We are the Wildlife“.
The new single features Brona’s original composition (“The Green Man”) alongside a novel interpretation of traditional Irish ballad “Eileen Aroon”, showcasing a new collaboration with electronic duo Isan. Brona explains “both of these songs are inspired by the landscape. “The Green Man” literally grew out of the trees visible from my living room window. I could see his head of sycamore and his arms, branches of an ash tree. “Eileen Aroon” — composed by Carroll O’Daly around 1380 — espouses his love for Eleanor Kavanagh, daughter of the Leinster chieftain comparing her to a ‘flower of the hazel glade’”.