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25 Years of Celtic Music
     

25 Years of Celtic Music

 
American-based Green Linnet Records has been the definitive voice in Celtic music since the mid-'70s, and to celebrate its quarter-century mark, the label released a two-CD set featuring exceptional songs from some of the best loved artists on its roster. Often when labels assemble their best-of collections they end up sounding cobbled together with widely varying

Overview

American-based Green Linnet Records has been the definitive voice in Celtic music since the mid-'70s, and to celebrate its quarter-century mark, the label released a two-CD set featuring exceptional songs from some of the best loved artists on its roster. Often when labels assemble their best-of collections they end up sounding cobbled together with widely varying sound quality, sounding almost like an afterthought. Fortunately, Green Linnet has broken the mold with 25 Years of Celtic Music, a bright and complete-sounding compilation featuring a list of artists that reads like a who's who of Celtic music from the later part of the 20th century. Among the stellar performers represented are Capercaillie, Altan, Patrick Street, the Tannahill Weavers, Silly Wizard, Eileen Ivers, Mick Moloney, and Liz Carroll, as well as many other influential artists. The two-disc set is broken roughly into two time periods, disc one covering 1976-1996 and the second CD from 1997-2000, but within each disc the label didn't stick to any strict chronological order, presenting and sequencing the songs in a way that flows naturally. Bouncing reels follow moody ensemble pieces and instrumentals follow lush vocal passages, smoothly showcasing the transition from centuries-old traditional folk-based Irish and British songwriting to the electronically infused contemporary Celtic music of the 21st century. From warm, acoustic flute and fiddle kitchen sessions to cool and haunting contemporary compositions, 25 Years of Celtic Music covers all aspects of Celtic music from some of the genre's most talented performers.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/20/2001
Label:
Green Linnet
UPC:
0048248011020
catalogNumber:
480110

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kevin Burke   Fiddle
Capercaillie   Track Performer
Liz Carroll   Fiddle
Jackie Daly   Accordion
Seamus Egan   Flute
Andy Irvine   Bouzouki,Mandolin
Kornog   Track Performer
Dónal Lunny   Bodhran
Billy McComiskey   Accordion,Concertina
Mick Moloney   Guitar,Mandolin,Tenor Banjo
Patrick Street   Track Performer
Silly Wizard   Track Performer
Andy M. Stewart   Vocals
Frankie Kennedy   Flute,Background Vocals
Brendan Mulvihill   Fiddle
Relativity   Track Performer
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill   Synthesizer,Vocals,Clavinet
Niamh Parsons   Vocals
David Paton   Concertina
Daíthí Sproule   Guitar,Background Vocals
Martin Hayes   Fiddle
Eileen Ivers   Fiddle
Kips Bay Ceili Band   Track Performer
Soïg Sibéril   Guitar
Jean-Michel Veillon   Flute,Low Whistle
Wolfstone   Track Performer
Open House   Track Performer
James Blennerhassett   Double Bass
Ronan Browne   Whistle (Instrument),uillean pipes
Billy Crain   Double Bass
Ciarán Curran   Bouzouki,Guitar
Kimati Dinizulu   Conga,Djembe
John Doyle   Guitar
Marc Duff   Synthesizer,Recorder,Whistle (Instrument),Bodhran
Dave Early   Percussion
Mark Graham   Clarinet,Harmonica
Roy Gullane   Guitar
Martin Hadden   Bass,Guitar,Fretless Bass Guitar
Trevor Hutchinson   Bouzouki,Double Bass,Bowed Instrument
Mark Kelly   Guitar,Background Vocals
Paul Kotapish   Guitar,Mandolin
Kinny Landrum   Keyboards
Manus Lunny   Bouzouki,Guitar,Vocals
Karen Matheson   Vocals
Zan McLeod   Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,Mandolin,Cello,Electric Guitar
Charlie McKerron   Fiddle
Jamie McMenemy   Bouzouki,Mandolin
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh   Fiddle,Vocals
Steve Missal   Conga,Drums
Dennis Morrison   Piano
Foster Paterson   Keyboards
Damian Quinn   Bodhran
John Saich   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Donald Shaw   Accordion,Keyboards
Phil Smillie   Flute,Vocals,Whistle (Instrument),Bodhran
Ciarán Tourish   Fiddle,Background Vocals
John Whelan   Button Accordion
Roger Wilson   Fiddle
Moving Cloud   Track Performer
Joe Derrane   Accordion
Brendan Power   Harmonica
Reeltime   Track Performer
Ged Foley   Guitar,Northumbrian Smallpipes
Richard Lindsey   Fretless Bass Guitar
Chris Parkinson   Harmonica,Melodeon
John Skelton   Flute,Bombard
Duncan Chisholm   Fiddle
Stuart Eaglesham   Guitar
John McSherry   Pipe,Low Whistle
Carl Hession   Piano
Phil Cunningham   Accordion,Keyboards,Whistle (Instrument),Mandola,Bodhran
Kevin Crawford   Flute,Bodhran,tin whistle
John Martin   Fiddle,Cello,Viola,Bodhran
Paul Brock   Button Accordion,Melodeon
Jim Malcolm   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Old Blind Dogs   Track Performer
Neil Martin   Cello
Stevie Saint   Whistle (Instrument)
Christian Lemaitre   Fiddle,Guitar
Manus McGuire   Fiddle
Kate OBrien   Fiddle,Viola
Clodagh Warnock   Bouzouki,Fiddle,Chimes,Bodhran
Wilson   Bouzouki,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Mark Roberts   Flute,Whistle (Instrument),Bodhran
Garry Ó Briain   Guitar
Máirín Fahy   Fiddle
Wayne Mackenzi   Bass Guitar
Duncan J. Nicholson   Bagpipes,Whistle (Instrument),Scottish Small Pipes
Sean Smyth   Fiddle
Eoghan O'Brien   Guitar,Harp
Deirdre Havlin   Flute,Whistle (Instrument)
Seamus McGuire   Fiddle
Rosie Mulholland   Fiddle,Keyboards
Maeve Donnelly   Fiddle
Rory Campbell   Background Vocals,Whistle (Instrument)
Dennis Cahill   Guitar
Luke Daniels   Accordion
Celtic Fiddle Festival   Track Performer
Jonny Hardie   Bouzouki,Fiddle,Guitar,Mandolin,Background Vocals
Donogh Hennessy   Guitar
Paul Jennings   Percussion,Conga,Djembe
Buzzby McMillan   Bass,Background Vocals,Cittern
Tony Soave   Drums
Andrew Simmers   Piano,Keyboards
Graham Dunne   Guitar
Chris Kelly   Guitar
Gordon Jones   Guitar,Bodhran

Technical Credits

Red Herring   Art Direction
Nathan Savage   Art Direction

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