Celtic Compass

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
There's nothing new on this compilation, no rare or unreleased gems. So why is it such a satisfying disc? Perhaps because Compass has gradually put together an impressive roster of Celtic artists although Kate Rusby is English, not Celtic -- an important distinction. Lunasa, Sharon Shannon, and Paul Brady make for a powerful one-two-three leadoff, and if it stopped there, it would be impressive, but that's just the beginning. They have some of the very best talent from several generations, including younger talent like Bill Jones and Niall & Cillian Vallely. The tracks are well selected for a graceful glide of music. To anyone who has a few of these discs, this might ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
There's nothing new on this compilation, no rare or unreleased gems. So why is it such a satisfying disc? Perhaps because Compass has gradually put together an impressive roster of Celtic artists although Kate Rusby is English, not Celtic -- an important distinction. Lunasa, Sharon Shannon, and Paul Brady make for a powerful one-two-three leadoff, and if it stopped there, it would be impressive, but that's just the beginning. They have some of the very best talent from several generations, including younger talent like Bill Jones and Niall & Cillian Vallely. The tracks are well selected for a graceful glide of music. To anyone who has a few of these discs, this might be dispensable. But to anyone just looking to investigate the crop of Celtic and more sounds out there, this offers a great place to begin.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/11/2003
  • Label: Compass Records
  • UPC: 766397435329
  • Catalog Number: 974353
  • Sales rank: 317,445

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pat Kilbride Choir, Chorus
Richard Thompson Choir, Chorus
Sally Barker Group Member
Cathal McConnell Vocals
Patsy Seddon Group Member
Paddy Keenan uillean pipes
Sharon Shannon Button Accordion
Dermot Byrne Button Accordion
Ciarán Curran Bouzouki
Andy Cutting Accordion
John Doyle Guitar
Trevor Hutchinson Bass
Manus Lunny Bouzouki
Mary MacMaster Group Member
Arty McGlynn Guitar
Susan McKeown Choir, Chorus
John McSherry uillean pipes, Low Whistle
Karen Tweed Group Member
Kate Rusby Vocals
Michael McGoldrick Flute, uillean pipes, Low Whistle
Carlos Núñez Gaita, Guest Appearance
Len Graham Choir, Chorus
Tony McManus Acoustic Guitar
Paul Jayasinha Cello
Sean Smyth Fiddle, Human Whistle
Tommy O'Sullivan Guitar
Niall Vallely Concertina
Donogh Hennessy Guitar
Cillian Vallely uillean pipes
Liz Kane Fiddle
Yvonne Kane Fiddle
Eamonn Coyne Mandolin, Tenor Banjo, Guitar (Tenor)
Technical Credits
Paddy Keenan Arranger
Sharon Shannon Arranger
Trevor Hutchinson Arranger
Randy LeRoy Mastering
Arty McGlynn Arranger
John McSherry Arranger
Karen Tweed Arranger
Kate Rusby Arranger
Earle Hitchner Liner Notes
Michael McGoldrick Arranger
Carlos Núñez Arranger
Tony McManus Arranger
Paul Jayasinha Arranger
Sean Smyth Arranger
Niall Vallely Arranger
Donogh Hennessy Arranger
Cillian Vallely Arranger
Eamonn Coyne Arranger
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