Various «Celtic Graces: A Best of Ireland»

Posted By: Sauri
Various «Celtic Graces: A Best of Ireland» (1995)
Irish Folk / Celtic


MP3 / 192kbit / 1:09:30 / 103 Mb


The newest release by hEMIsphere Records is entitled Celtic Graces: A Best of Ireland. For those who have enjoyed music from groups such as the Chieftains, this new album will not disappoint. Artists such as Clannad, Planxty, The Bothy Band, Paul Brady & Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Kevin Burke and Delores Keane contribute to making this album an enjoyable listen by combining their many talents with a modern and semi-modern selection of pieces. With most of the songs having a decidedly modern air, the rich and still growing culture from Ireland is conveyed. Starting with the rich music from the Irish pipes to the sweet tones of more modern arrangements that combine the best of the past and the present, this arrangement offers a wide over view of Irish melodies.

Expecting more of a traditional approach to Irish melodies, one is surprised to find pipes combined with modern instruments such as the synthesizer. The effect is interesting and not altogether unpleasant. Lacking some of the ethereal quality that one can find in such artists like Enya or Loreena McKennitt, this album isn't for those who prefer the haunting quality of music that these artists produce. Yet for those who prefer a more modern and rustic version of Irish music, this album is sure to please. The songs are light and joyful with a decidedly upbeat and amused tone.



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Tracks 1 - 5 | 25.4 Mb

1. Davy Spillane «Midnight Walker»
2. Bill Whelan «The Ballymun Regatta»
3. Paul Brady, Andy Irvine «Plains Of Kildare»
4. The Bothy Band «The Maids Of Mitchelstown»
5. Dolores Keane, John Faulkner «The Wee Weaver»

Tracks 6 - 8 | 23.7 Mb

6. Stockton's Wing «Aaron's Key»
7. Paul Brady «Arthur McBride»
8. Clannad «Éirigh Suas A Stóirín (Rise Up My Love)»

Tracks 9 - 12 | 29.5 Mb

9. The Bothy Band «Rip The Calico»
10. De Danann «Mr O'Connor»
11. Kevin Burke, Michael Dhomhnaill «Lord Franklin»
12. Philip King, Peter Brown «Scar An Nollaig Sinn / It Takes Two»

Tracks 13 - 15 | 23.7 Mb

13. Planxty, Christy Moore «The Pursuit Of Farmer Michael Hayes»
14. The Bothy Band «The Maid Of Coolmore»
15. Donal Lunny «Declan»