Celtic Legends

Celtic Legends

0.0 0
by James Galway
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Two legends of Irish music -- flutist James Galway and pianist/composer Phil Coulter -- tap into traditional tunes and modern classics alike with lively and lyrical flair. Bill Whelan's "Riverdance" theme starts the album with just a wisp of flute waking over the mists, but whenSee more details below

Overview

Two legends of Irish music -- flutist James Galway and pianist/composer Phil Coulter -- tap into traditional tunes and modern classics alike with lively and lyrical flair. Bill Whelan's "Riverdance" theme starts the album with just a wisp of flute waking over the mists, but when the jig begins, all manner of instruments jump into the fray: string orchestra, Coulter's piano, guitars, bass, and then the pounding drums, low whistle, and jaunty uilleann pipes. Another modern classic is the tragic-toned "Harry's Game," written by Clannad's Paul Brennan and made famous in the movie Patriot Games. A labored heartbeat sets the pace on the drum, and the uilleann pipes and the men's voices from the Celtic Voices of Trinity create an anguished atmosphere. Lightening the album are brighter treatments of traditional tunes, such as "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms" and the dance medley "Lannigan's Ball/The Kerry Dances," featuring Frank Gallagher on fiddle. Coulter and Galway craft a sublime performance of "Danny Boy" and a touching rendition of Coulter's own "The Battle of Kinsale," memorializing the final defeat of the Irish chieftains by the English in 1601. Everyone gets a turn to let loose on the raucous "Music for a Found Harmonium," a delightful tumble of flutes, bones, bodhran, fiddle, tin whistle, and piano. Celtic Legends unfolds in lovely layers of sentiment, heroism, tragedy, love, loss, and celebration. In short, Irish through and through.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rodney Batdorf
Celtic Legends is an entertaining collection of 14 favorite traditional and contemporary Celtic tunes. All of the selections are newly recorded, and Galway's lilting, lush flute stylings sound as good as ever, which means, naturally, that this is worthwhile for any fan of his.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/25/1997
Label:
Rca Victor
UPC:
0090266877621
catalogNumber:
68776

Tracks

  1. Riverdance  - Phil Coulter
  2. Harry's Game  - Phil Coulter
  3. Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms/Molly St.  - Phil Coulter
  4. Mna Na Heireann (Women of Ireland)  - Phil Coulter
  5. The Battle of Kinsale (The Valley of Tears)  - Phil Coulter
  6. The Thornbirds  - Phil Coulter
  7. Lannigan's Ball/The Kerry Dances  - Phil Coulter
  8. Danny Boy  - Phil Coulter
  9. Music for a Found Harmonium  - Phil Coulter
  10. Lament for the Wild Geese  - Phil Coulter
  11. My Lagan Love  - Phil Coulter
  12. Ashokan Farewell  - Phil Coulter
  13. An Cail N Fionn (Natasha)  - Phil Coulter
  14. Hoedown  - Phil Coulter

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Galway   Primary Artist,Flute,Alto Flute,Whistle (Instrument)
Phil Coulter   Piano,Track Performer
David Cook   Keyboards
Gerald Roberts   Bass Guitar,Fretless Bass Guitar
Frank Gallagher   Fiddle,Whistle (Instrument)
Ivan Gilliland   Guitar,Mandolin,12-string Guitar
David Downes   Conductor,uillean pipes
Brendan Monaghan   Drums,Bodhran
Dave Bryant   Percussion,Drums
Phil Myatt   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Phil Coulter   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration,Annotation
Jack Adams   Mastering
Tony Harris   Engineer
Frank Gallagher   Producer,Orchestration
Thérèse Timoney   Contributor
David Downes   Programming,Orchestration
J.J. Stelmach   Art Direction
Steve Gates   Executive Producer
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Composer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >