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Celtic Woman, Vol. 1

Celtic Woman, Vol. 1

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A sleeve note helpfully divides the seven female Celtic performers on this disc into "singer-songwriter (Marian Bradfield, Fiona Joyce), Roots (Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill & Aine Furey) and experimental Celtic (


A sleeve note helpfully divides the seven female Celtic performers on this disc into "singer-songwriter (Marian Bradfield, Fiona Joyce), Roots (Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill & Aine Furey) and experimental Celtic (Loreena McKennitt, Melanie O'Reilly & Rita Connolly)." In practice, you would say that they actually have much in common, in that they are all backed by acoustic instruments on tunes mostly played at slow tempos with lyrics that concern female issues of romance, reflection, and empowerment. But you would also point out further divisions: Melanie O'Reilly's music leans toward jazz, while Loreena McKennitt (something of a ringer here, since she is much better known than the others and gets only one track, the lead-off one) is often classified as new age. On the whole, the sampler suggests that Celtic music has many different areas for development, both by men (who turn up as instrumentalists, harmony vocalists, and songwriters) and women, and that some of those heard here are ready to pursue those areas.

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Performance Credits

Dónal Lunny   Guitar,Keyboards
Maighread Ní Dhomnaill   Vocals,Track Performer
Larry Coryell   Guitar
Brian Hughes   Guitar
Shaun Davey   Synthesizer
Rita Connolly   Vocals,Track Performer
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill   Keyboards,Vocals
Voice Squad   Group
Eileen Ivers   Fiddle
Shelly Berger   Pzud
Máire Breatnach   Violin,Viola
Greg Boland   Acoustic Guitar
Richie Buckley   Tenor Saxophone
Gerry Cullen   Choir, Chorus
Mícheál Ó Domhnaill   Guitar
Ronan Dooney   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Noel Eccles   Percussion,Chimes,Cymbals,Maracas,Triangle,Surdo,Guiro,Crotale,Bell-tree,Wind Chimes
Carl Geraghty   Baritone Saxophone
Colin Griffin   Acoustic Guitar
Garth Hudson   Conductor
John Hurley   Acoustic Guitar,spanish guitar
Rick Lazar   Conga,Udu
Paul McAteer   Drums
Loreena McKennitt   Harp,Keyboards,Vocals,Track Performer,Bodhran
Fran McPhail   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Paul Moore   Bass Guitar
Paul Moran   Percussion
Máirtín O'Connor   Button Accordion
Liam O'Flynn   uillean pipes
Eoghan O'Neill   Bass Guitar,Fretless Bass Guitar
Oliver Schroer   Fiddle
Davy Spillane   Whistle (Instrument),Low Whistle
Nigel Walker   Fiddle
Dave Woodhead   Mandolin
Helen Davies   Harp,Irish Harp
Fiona Joyce   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Marian Bradfield   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Melanie O'Reilly   Vocals,Track Performer
Joe McKenna   Whistle (Instrument),Low Whistle
Moore   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin
Stephen McDonnell   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Colm McElwee   Percussion
Phil Callery   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
National Philharmonic Choir   Choir, Chorus
Brian O'Sullivan   Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Bernie Quinn   Piano,Keyboards
Karen Scanlon   Percussion,Vocals
Martin Furey   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Whistle (Instrument),Low Whistle
Ain Furey   Vocals
Andy McGlasson   Drums
Audrey Park   Leader
Dave McCune   Percussion
David Milligan   Piano
Maurice Lennon   Violin
Paul Duffy   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Dónal Lunny   Arranger
Maighread Ní Dhomnaill   Arranger
Shaun Davey   Arranger,Composer
Rita Connolly   Arranger
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill   Arranger
Shelly Berger   Contributor
Mícheál Ó Domhnaill   Arranger
Loreena McKennitt   Arranger,Adaptation
Bob Wynne   Contributor
David Milligan   String Arrangements
Áine Furey   Contributor

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Celtic Woman, Vol. 1 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you put your disc in the computer and if you use Windows Media Player to play your music, be aware, the titles do NOT match up. "Ripples in the Rockpools" comes up as [Huron "Beltaine" Fire Dance]. If you move the track titles and all of that information up, deleting the information that is listed as this track, everything else falls in place correctly excluding Track 1 and Track 13. 1 is "Moorlough Shore" by Emm Gryner and 13 is Fiona Joyce's "This Moment". The correct information is printed on the cd however it's not imprinted or whatever. I just wanted to warn you of this. I love the cd though, don't get me wrong! It is absolutely wonderful and soothing/relaxing. I listen to it when I find the time for a bubble bath and whenever I find time away from the baby.