Celtic Tapestry: Contemporary & Traditional

Celtic Tapestry: Contemporary & Traditional

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The two discs that comprise Celtic Tapestry have been assembled from the vaults of Maggie's Music, a label focusing on what commentators have referred to "chamber folk." What is chamber folk? One enjoyable example is Bonnie Rideout's "Miss Gordon of Park/ Craigellachie Lassies/The Honourable Mrs. Drummond of Perth's Delight." A

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The two discs that comprise Celtic Tapestry have been assembled from the vaults of Maggie's Music, a label focusing on what commentators have referred to "chamber folk." What is chamber folk? One enjoyable example is Bonnie Rideout's "Miss Gordon of Park/ Craigellachie Lassies/The Honourable Mrs. Drummond of Perth's Delight." A lead fiddle, backed by light accompaniment, weaves a series of instrumental pieces together seamlessly. The small ensemble delivers these instrumentals so gently, pleasantly, that it would be quite easy to imagine these selections slipped between two classical quartets during an evening concert. Many other artists follow a similar route on Celtic Tapestry. The majority of the selections are instrumental, interspersed with a handful of vocals including Ceoltoiri's "Killarney Boyus of Pleasure/Oro 'Se Do" and Amy White's "Lagan Love." The operative word, whether speaking of the Celtic style or the 32 selections on these discs, is "tapestry," because the beauty of the collection is built upon the careful arrangements of individual songs and instrumentals as well as the way everything ebbs and flows together. While Karen Ashbrook's "Curlew/Green Hills of Tyrol" is distinctive from Robin Bullock's "The Rakes of Clonmel/The Trip to the Cottage," it also serves to prepare the way for it. Placing both of Celtic Tapestry's discs in the player, then, is a lot like listening to a relaxing, two-hour radio show without commercials. For listeners who enjoy the lighter side of Celtic music, Celtic Tapestry is an agreeable, well-assembled collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/27/2007
Label:
Time Life Records
UPC:
0610583195224
catalogNumber:
19294

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Curlew/Green Hills of Tyrol
  2. The Rakes of Clonmel/The Trip to the Cottage
  3. Polka of the Setting Sun/Reel Antoinette
  4. The Red-Haired Boy
  5. Killarney Boys of Pleasure/Oro 'Se Do
  6. Mrs. Gunn's Strathspey/Sweet Molly/The Wise Maid
  7. Maple Leaf/Bird in the Bush
  8. Johnny Don't Get Drunk/Miss Monaghan
  9. Bobbing Joe/Cuckolds All in a Row/Rufty Tufty/Parson's Farewell
  10. Strike the Gay Harp (Jackson's Night Cap)/Langstrom's Pony (Farrell's P
  11. Lagan Love
  12. Give Me Your Hand
  13. Miss Gordon of Park/Craigellachie Lassies/The Honourable Mrs. Drummond
  14. Crested Hens/Laridé
  15. Nyth y GWCW
  16. Sean Dún Na Ngall (Old Donegal)
  17. Asturian Reels and Jigs

Disc 2

  1. Hunter's House/Maid of Mt. Kisco/Kiss Me Kate
  2. Behind the Bush in the Garden/Sgt. Early's Dream/Lady Anne Montgomery
  3. Christmas Carousing/Ale Is Dear/New Christmas
  4. If I Were a Blackbird
  5. Gan Ainm/Reaping the Rye
  6. Bottom of the Punch Bowl/The Man Who Died and Rose Again/Ward's Jig/App
  7. Miss Murphy
  8. Brose and Butter/Cuzle Together/Elsie Marly
  9. The Cruel Sister
  10. A Cottage in the Glen
  11. Tyrone March/Cooley's Reel
  12. Éirigh Suas a Stóirín (Rise Up My Love)
  13. Lady of the Lake/Farewell Trion/Shenandoah Falls
  14. Bog on Lochan/Drowsy Maggie/Sleepy Maggie
  15. Scotland the Brave

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