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Celtic Voyage

Celtic Voyage

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Catalog Number: GM128
Label: Gourd Music
Format: CD

Available: 3
Price: $14.99

Celtic Voyage: Celtic Music from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Wales.

William Coulter, guitar
Paul Machlis, piano
Alasdair Fraser, fiddle
Barry Phillips, cello, percussion, plucked psaltery, harmonium
Danny Carnahan, guitar, octave mandolin, fiddles
Robin Petrie, hammered dulcimer
Shelley Phillips, oboe, harp, whistle, English horn, flute, piccolo, ocarina
Kim Robertson, Celtic harp
Brian Wicklund, mandolin
Kevin Burke, fiddle
Lars Johannesson, flute
Deby Benton Grosjean, fiddle
Jack Gilder, concertina
Chris Caswell, bones
Martin Simpson, guitar
Seamus Egan, banjo
Todd Denman, uilleann pipes
Cheryl Ann Fulton, harp
Shira Kammen, violin
Neal Hellman, mountain dulcimer
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, flute
Anne Cleveland, flute
Martin Hayes, fiddle

Some of today's leading Celtic performers have contributed to this exciting collection of instrumental music from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and Wales. This 15-track release, which features 6 new tracks and nine previously recorded compositions covers centuries of Gaelic history and scores of musical styles.

The musical mix includes the fiddling magic of such renowned artists as Alasdair Fraser, Martin Hayes, and Deby Benton Grosjean. Also featured are such noted musicians as Seamus Egan, Paul Machlis, and Kevin Burke as well as Gourd Music recording artists William Coulter, Barry and Shelley Phillips, Danny Carnahan and Robin Petrie, Martin Simpson, Kim Robertson, Orison, and Neal Hellman.

Celtic Voyage features exquisite airs such as Cití na gCumman, All Through the Night, Between Deighre and Breo, and The Quiet Land of Erin alongside such uptempo dance pieces as The Rose in the Heather/Tom Billy's Jig, The Flowing Tide/The Gypsies/The Roaring Hornpipe, Sliabh Russel/Come West along the Road, St. Patrick's Day/Over the Moor to Maggie, and Breton Dances. Also featured are a number of compositions by legendary harper Turlough O'Carolan, including The Faerie Queene, Separation of Body and Soul, and The Lament for Owen Roe O'Neil. Along with many longstanding favorites, Celtic Voyage delivers some rarely heard gems, among them, Chanter's Tune, Rowing from Isla to Uist, and The Butterfly.

A number of Billboard top-charting world and new age releases by Narada, Windham Hill, and Hearts of Space feature Gourd Music compositions. Now you can hear the music straight from the source in this colorful showcase of Celtic music.

Track ListingTimeMP3
1Cití na gCumman (trad. Irish)4:58
2Breton Dances (trad. Breton)4:37
3All through the Night (trad. Welsh)2:20Celtic Voyage - All through the Night (trad. Welsh)
4Rose in the Heather/Tom Billy’s Jig (trad. Irish)4:37
5The Faerie Queene (Turlough O’Carolan)4:49
6Rowing from Isla to Uist (trad. Scottish)3:37Celtic Voyage - Rowing from Isla to Uist (trad. Scottish)
7The Flowing Tide (trad. Irish)/The Gypsies (trad. Irish)/The Roaring Hornpipe (trad. Welsh)4:40
8Between Deighre and Breo (trad. Irish)3:39
9Quiet Land of Erin (trad. Irish)3:33Celtic Voyage - Quiet Land of Erin (trad. Irish)
10 Sliabh Russel/Come West Along the Road (trad. Irish)3:54
11Lament for Owen Roe O’Neil (Turlough O’Carolan)/ Foggy Dew (trad. Irish)4:02
12St. Patrick’s Day/Over the Moor to Maggie (trad. Irish)3:20Celtic Voyage - St. Patrickâs Day/Over the Moor to Maggie (trad. Irish)
13 The Butterfly (trad. Irish)3:55
14 Separation of Body and Soul (Turlough O’Carolan)3:48
15Chanter’s Tune (trad. Irish)5:43Celtic Voyage - Chanterâs Tune (trad. Irish)