Celtic Tale: The Legend of Deirdre [Narrated]

Celtic Tale: The Legend of Deirdre [Narrated]

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by Jeff Danna
     
 

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Written and recorded by brothers Mychael & Jeff Danna between their other scoring projects, A Celtic Tale is the soundtrack to an imaginary film of the Irish legend of Deirdre. Both the album and the legend reflect many aspects of love and sorrow. The Danna brothers mix Celtic folk, symphonic, and ambient music into a distinctive and fitting setting for DeirdreSee more details below

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Written and recorded by brothers Mychael & Jeff Danna between their other scoring projects, A Celtic Tale is the soundtrack to an imaginary film of the Irish legend of Deirdre. Both the album and the legend reflect many aspects of love and sorrow. The Danna brothers mix Celtic folk, symphonic, and ambient music into a distinctive and fitting setting for Deirdre's star-crossed story. Though she is betrothed to a king, Deirdre finds her true love; she and her lover are exiled. When they try to return to their land, Deirdre's lover is killed, and she is imprisoned by the king she was to marry. Love and war blend in Deirdre's story; similarly, the music combines authentic Celtic instruments such as fiddle, tin whistle, flute, uilleann and highland pipes, and wire-strung harp with orchestral power and electronic atmospherics. Both listenable and powerful, A Celtic Tale showcases the Dannas' skill for creating emotionally accessible, technically beautiful music. [This version features narration of Deirdre's tale by Fiona Ritchie, famous in Celtic music circles for her National Public Radio show, The Thistle and Shamrock. Though her narration is slightly rapid, her charming Scottish brogue enhances the Celtic flavor of the music as it gives words to Deirdre's sorrow.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/11/1997
Label:
Hearts Of Space
UPC:
0025041107327
catalogNumber:
11073
Rank:
160570

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jeff Danna   Primary Artist,Guitar,Mandolin,Keyboards,Track Performer
Krysia Kocjan   Vocals,Voices
Mychael Danna   Piano,Keyboards,Track Performer
Robert Grim   Trumpet
Glen Holmen   Bass,Mandolin,Upright Bass
Ron Korb   Flute,Recorder
Patrick O'Gorman   Bagpipes,Pipe
Kirk Worthington   Cello
Eric Hall   Bassoon
Loretto Reid   Flute,Concertina,Human Whistle,tin whistle
Ian Goodfellow   Pipe,uillean pipes
Jamie Snyder   Fiddle
Sharlene Wallace   Harp,celtic harp
Fiona Ritchie   Narrator
Brian Miller   Conductor

Technical Credits

Stephen Hill   Producer,Art Direction
Mychael Danna   Composer,Producer
Jeff Danna   Composer,Producer
Utah Symphony Orchestra   Contributor
John Stuart Dick   Liner Notes,Adaptation,Adaptation to CD
Brad Haehnel   Engineer
Joseph Jacobs   Illustrations
Jeff Taylor   Production Design
Brothers O'Danna   Engineer

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