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Celtic Woman Presents: Méav
     

Celtic Woman Presents: Méav

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by Méav
 

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After beginning her career as a frequent soloist for the Irish choral group Anuna and as a cast member of Riverdance, Méav finally gets a chance to make her own artistic statement with this self-titled debut album, which features both traditional-style Celtic ensembles and sweeping, almost new age orchestral backing. It isn

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After beginning her career as a frequent soloist for the Irish choral group Anuna and as a cast member of Riverdance, Méav finally gets a chance to make her own artistic statement with this self-titled debut album, which features both traditional-style Celtic ensembles and sweeping, almost new age orchestral backing. It isn't a purist's vision of Celtic music, but it demonstrates the versatility, taste, and beauty of Méav's voice, and it's overall quite a lovely recording.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2006
Label:
Manhattan Records
UPC:
0094636399522
catalogNumber:
63995

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Méav   Primary Artist,Harp,Keyboards,Vocals
Frank Gallagher   Fiddle,Viola,Human Whistle
Ivan Gilliland   Guitar
David Agnew   English Horn,Oboe
David Downes   Keyboards
Brian Fleming   Drums,Bodhran
Geraint Roberts   Bass
Mark Armstrong   Keyboards
Eunan McDonald   Background Vocals,Mouth Percussion

Technical Credits

Capercaillie   Arranger
Jean Ritchie   Composer
Loreena McKennitt   Composer
David Agnew   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
David Downes   Arranger,Producer
Paul Ashe-Brown   Engineer
John Spillane   Composer
Mark Armstrong   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Traditional   Composer
Paul "Blind Man" Harris   Engineer

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Méav 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Meav's sound is like Enya's, and I am sure there will be comparisons, but Meav's sounds simpler and clearer to me. I love her version of classic Celtic favorites (She moved through the fair, Im a doun, I wish my love was a red red rose, I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls). I think my favorite is probably Solveig's Song. It is minor, mournful, and characteristic of Grieg's work. Meav sounds like a bird during the sighing, soaring chorus. She sings with exquisite control and care, yet with feeling and passion. It's interesting the way she also incorporates the use of a backup choral group. It's almost a chant. I had never heard such a fiesty, happy version of She Moved Through the Fair. The drums get going, the other voices join in, and it sounds like a great celebration, which I never thought it was until I heard her version. Also, she left out the sad part of that song, which I like. Can't wait until her next album!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just happened on this artist. I'm a huge fan of Enya and Meave is right up there. She has the sweetest voice. I'm so excited to get her new CD and look forward to more.