Dance of the Celts

Dance of the Celts

     
 
Dedicated to Celtic dance and the lively music that accompanies it, this collection may give even the most rhythmically challenged the momentarily illusion that they too can have a go on the old wood floor. The album begins with a nod to Lochshore, one of Scotland's finest record labels; Anna Murray's reel set on the less piercing small

Overview

Dedicated to Celtic dance and the lively music that accompanies it, this collection may give even the most rhythmically challenged the momentarily illusion that they too can have a go on the old wood floor. The album begins with a nod to Lochshore, one of Scotland's finest record labels; Anna Murray's reel set on the less piercing small pipes, and Tabache's Irish reels featuring the impressive fiddle playing of Aidan O'Rourke, are indicative of the superb quality of artists recording for Lochshore. Green Linnet's vast Celtic catalog is well represented here (six tracks), and the most enjoyable cuts are possibly the least predictable. From the pre-Patrick Street group Buttons and Bows, accordionist Jackie Daly and the fiddling McGuire brothers perform the poignant slow waltz, "Inisheer." John McGann's impeccable skill on mandolin and six-string guitar shine on his original jig medley, and Deanta's reel "The Flight of the Termite" provides an unusual soundscape as didgeridoo and harp busily engage on parallel levels without intruding upon or clashing with one another. Pat Kilbride's cittern and six-string reels and Mary Bergin's tin whistle hornpipes further illustrate the possibilities and diversity of Celtic dance.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/1997
Label:
Narada
UPC:
0083616393223
catalogNumber:
63932

Tracks

  1. The £5 Flute/Donald McLennan's Exercise/What Pain I Have Endured Since ...
  2. An Drochaid Chluiteach/Swallow's Tail/MacFadden's Reel
  3. Cregg's Pipes Set: The Gnevguillia Reel/Are You Willing?/Hanly's Tweed
  4. Inisheer
  5. Christy Barry's Set
  6. The Trip to Sligo Set: Never Was Piping So Gay/Davey's Tomeen O'Dea's Reel
  7. Trip to Skye
  8. The Boy in the Gap
  9. Gavotten AR Menez
  10. Andy de Jarlis/Ingonish/Mrs. Mcghee
  11. Garraí Na Bhfeileoig/Miss Galvin
  12. The Flight of the Termite: The Fisherman's Island/Katie's Reel/Seamy ...
  13. Finn Maccool's Reel
  14. Shetland Jumper/Message from Home/Wise up, Grumpy
  15. Leis Lacha/An Ghaoth Aniar Aneascailin an Ti Mhoir

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Altan   Track Performer
Buttons & Bows   Track Performer
Pat Kilbride   Track Performer
Kornog   Track Performer
Mary Bergin   Track Performer
Déanta   Track Performer
Declan Masterson   Track Performer
John McGann   Track Performer
Kevin Crawford   Track Performer
Dervish   Track Performer
Tabache   Track Performer
Old Blind Dogs   Track Performer
John Wheland   Track Performer
Anna Mhoireach   Track Performer
Pat Kirtley   Guitar,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Pat Kilbride   Arranger
Kornog   Arranger
Mary Bergin   Arranger
Déanta   Arranger
Declan Masterson   Arranger
Earle Hitchner   Liner Notes,Art Direction,Track Descriptions
Kevin Crawford   Arranger
Dervish   Arranger
Michael Sullivan   Executive Producer
Mike Huibregtse   Illustrations,Cover Image
Aidan O'Rourke   Arranger
Claire Mann   Arranger
Anna Mhoireach   Arranger
Jonny Hardie   Arranger
Traditional   Composer

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