Celtic Circle, Vol. 2

Celtic Circle, Vol. 2

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Fans of modern Celtic music will rejoice in the presence of The Celtic Circle, Vol. 2 -- it truly is a great compilation, recycling fine material from principals of Irish folk music like Phil Coulter, Clannad, Máire Brennan, and (surfacing alone and inSee more details below

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Fans of modern Celtic music will rejoice in the presence of The Celtic Circle, Vol. 2 -- it truly is a great compilation, recycling fine material from principals of Irish folk music like Phil Coulter, Clannad, Máire Brennan, and (surfacing alone and in collaborative mode) the Chieftains. The 30-song, two-disc set launches with "The Foggy Dew," a haunting ode to freedom beautifully sung by Sinéad O'Connor and augmented by the dramatic musical effect of the aforementioned Chieftains. Clannad generously include keepers like the soothing "Almost Seems (Too Late to Turn)," "Newgrange," and "Caislean Oír," but the finest song here arguably belongs to Susan McKeown and Natalie Merchant, who join forces for the uplifting, cascading "River." Coulter's gorgeously orchestrated "Tranquility" and the expressive, charismatic "Ay Fond Kiss," a track from Fairground Attraction that dates to 1990, are high points of the second disc. Of course, "Mo Ghile Mear," the closing number, which pairs the omnipresent Chieftains with Sting, is a fine way to round out a collection with enormous value.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2004
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0828766459029
catalogNumber:
64590
Rank:
30477

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Foggy Dew  - Sinéad O'Connor
  2. Almost Seems (Too Late to Turn)
  3. River @@Susan McKeown featuring Natalie Merchant
  4. Carrick Fergus  - Brian Kennedy
  5. Love Theme from Barry Lyndon
  6. Uná Bhán
  7. An Fharraige @@Máire Brennan  - Moya Brennan
  8. Cailín Na Gruaige Baine  - Phil Coulter
  9. A Place Among the Stones  - Davy Spillane
  10. O'Farrell's Welcome to Limerick @@Paul Winter  - Paul Winter
  11. Newgrange
  12. She Moved Thro' the Fair/Ann Cran Ull
  13. Behind Walls of Stone
  14. Erin Grá Ma Chrói (Ireland of My Heart)
  15. Now We Are Free {From Gladiator} @@Lisa Cannon

Disc 2

  1. Tranquility  - Phil Coulter
  2. Drawn to the Rhythm
  3. In London So Fair
  4. The Time Has Come
  5. Evenstar {from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers} @@Shane McDonnell
  6. Rosemary Faire (Song of Lughnasadh) @@Áine Minogue  - Aine Minogue
  7. Ay Fond Kiss
  8. Against the Wind @@Máire Brennan  - Moya Brennan
  9. Pilgrim's Way  - Phil Coulter
  10. My Heart Will Go On {From Titanic} @@Ryan O'Donnell  - Ryan O'Donnell
  11. Way of the Warrior  - Brian Dunning
  12. Fields of Gold
  13. Sauvie Island
  14. Caislean Oír
  15. Mo Ghile Mear (Our Hero)  -  Sting

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Cherish the Ladies   Arranger
Andy Irvine   Arranger
Dónal Lunny   Composer,Producer
Christy Moore   Composer
Bert Jansch   Arranger
David Arkenstone   Composer,Producer
Brian Keane   Arranger,Producer
Nightnoise   Producer
Fairground Attraction   Arranger,Producer
Rory Gallagher   Arranger,Producer
Sting   Composer
Brian Kennedy   Arranger
Sarah McLachlan   Composer
Phil Coulter   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Jeff Johnson   Composer
William Coulter   Composer,Producer
James Horner   Composer
Dawn Atkinson   Producer
Ciaran Brennan   Composer
Johnny Cunningham   Composer
Richard Dodd   Producer
Brian Dunning   Composer
Lisa Gerrard   Composer
Will Jennings   Composer
Steve Lipson   Producer
Calum Malcolm   Producer
Kevin Maloney   Producer
Paddy Moloney   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Pierre Marchand   Producer
Susan McKeown   Arranger,Composer
Steve Nye   Producer
Jamshied Sharifi   Arranger
Howard Shore   Composer
Davy Spillane   Composer
Hans Zimmer   Composer
Aine Minogue   Arranger,Producer
Tony Arnold   Producer
Dee Brennan   Composer
Frank Gallagher   Producer
Mary McLaughlin   Composer
Pol Brennan   Composer
Paul Winter Consort   Arranger,Producer
Tim Jarvis   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Klaus Badelt   Composer
Moya Brennan   Composer
Nathan Sedlander   Adaptation
Dixon Van Winkle   Producer

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