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Feels Like Home
     

Feels Like Home

by Celtic Tenors
 
The Celtic crossover scene doesn't exactly have the most esteemed of reputations, largely due to the fact that most of its output is a watered-down version of authentic Irish music designed to appeal to the most mainstream audience possible. With their non-threatening good looks and inoffensive, easy listening tones, the Celtic Tenors

Overview

The Celtic crossover scene doesn't exactly have the most esteemed of reputations, largely due to the fact that most of its output is a watered-down version of authentic Irish music designed to appeal to the most mainstream audience possible. With their non-threatening good looks and inoffensive, easy listening tones, the Celtic Tenors may have originally fallen under that category, but recently they've become one of the sound's most interesting exponents. Following 2009's Americana-themed Hard Times, their sixth studio album, Feels Like Home, largely ignores the usual clichéd standards in favor of an eclectic range of reworkings plucked from the back catalogs of the likes of Cat Stevens ("Silent Sunlight," which was suggested by Yusuf Islam himself), Richard Thompson ("Dimming of the Day"), and Mary Black ("No Frontiers"). The easy listening arrangements throw up fewer surprises, drenching the likes of Mary Fahl's "Going Home," and the Josh Groban-esque "I Know That You Care" (the sole new composition) in layers of strings, gentle piano hooks, and the occasional flourishes of pipes and flutes. But the trio themselves have never sounded better, whether showcasing their three-part harmonies on the a cappella renditions of "She Moved Through the Fair" and th 19th century Welsh lullaby "Suo Gan," or individually taking the spotlight on solo reworkings of Eddi Reader's "The Wild Mountainside" (James), Tom Baxter's "Better" (Daryl), and Declan O'Rourke's "Galileo" (Matthew). A change of pace wouldn't have gone amiss, with only the rousing Celtic jig of "Red Haired Mary" providing anything approaching uptempo. But while Feels Like Home doesn't quite live up to the claims that the Celtic Tenors are doing for Irish tenor singing what Riverdance did for Irish dancing just yet, it's another encouraging effort which suggests they've got the potential to do so in the future.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/18/2011
Label:
Telarc
UPC:
0888072329829
catalogNumber:
32982
Rank:
18099

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Performance Credits

Celtic Tenors   Primary Artist
Michael Owens   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
David Agnew   Oboe
Colm Henry   Piano
Liam Wylie   Bass
Martin Quinn   Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Piano,Electric Bass,Keyboards,Upright Bass
Gavin Scott   Bass (Vocal),Choir, Chorus
Ian Forbes   Bassoon
Eoin Daly   Trumpet
Karl Ronan   Trombone
Sunniva Fitzpatrick   Violin
Pamela Forde   Violin
Shaun Hooke   Trumpet
Elizabeth Leonard   Violin
Ruth Murphy   Violin
Hillary ODonovan   Cello
Carol Quigley   Violin
Andrew Quinn   Percussion,Drums
Matthew Gilsenan   Group Member
James Nelson   Group Member
Christopher Nery   Bass Trombone
Amy Moore   Choir, Chorus,Alto (Vocal)
Mia Cooper   Violin,Leader
Cormac Ó Haodáin   French Horn
Séamus Doyle   Bass
Daryl Simpson   Group Member
Sara McGrenaghan   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
Christine Sloan   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
Brendan Haughey   Bass (Vocal),Choir, Chorus
Larissa O'Grady   Violin
Gavin Murphy   Piano,Conductor
Peter Healy   Oboe
Deirdre Brady   Flute
Eamonn Nolan   Trumpet
Catherine Barnecutt   Viola
Lauren Davidson   Choir, Chorus,Alto (Vocal)
Geraldine O'Doherty   Harp
Barry McDaid   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Arthur McIver   Violin
Aoife Dowdall   Violin
Ann Phelan   Violin
Andrew Masterson   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Alice Nolan   Flute
Catherine Neill   Choir, Chorus,Alto (Vocal)
Bronagh Broderick   Choir, Chorus,Alto (Vocal)
Beth Bradley   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
Ben Knox   Bass (Vocal),Choir, Chorus
Essie May Sharkey   Choir, Chorus,Alto (Vocal)
Eolann Duffy   Bass (Vocal),Choir, Chorus
Eileen Corner   Violin
Edward Byrne   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Declan McCarthy   French Horn
Daniel Bertschi   Timpani
Jean Duncan   Clarinet
Grainne McNabb   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
Gillian McElroy   Choir, Chorus,Alto (Vocal)
Fearghal Ó Ceallacháin   French Horn
Michael Murphy   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Michael Seaver   Clarinet
Margaret Doris Double   Cello
Lucy Garrity   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
Louise McNamee   Choir, Chorus,Alto (Vocal)
Liz O'Neill   Viola
Lisa Dowdall   Viola
Kathryn McElhatton   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
John Leonard   Bassoon
Steven Mathieson   Trombone
Siúbhán Ní Ghríofa   Violin
Sebastien Petiet   Violin
Rosa Bradley   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
Rachel Andrews   Choir, Chorus,Alto (Vocal)
Philip Hutcheson   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Pauric Colton   Choir, Chorus,Tenor (Vocal)
Nora Krupp   Violin
Nicole Fischer   Viola
Nicola Scanlon   Choir, Chorus,Alto (Vocal)
Niamh O'Donnell   Choir, Chorus,Alto (Vocal)
Niamh Meyler   Choir, Chorus,Soprano (Vocal)
Yue Tang   Cello

Technical Credits

Randy Newman   Composer
Richard Thompson   Composer
Jimmy MacCarthy   Composer
Mary Fahl   Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
Dervish   Arranger
Ciaran Byrne   Engineer
Colm Henry   String Arrangements
Glenn Patscha   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Martin Quinn   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Byron Isaacs   Composer
Celtic Tenors   Arranger,Executive Producer
Searon McGrattan   grooming
Tom Baxter   Composer
Matthew Gilsenan   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
James Nelson   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Declan O'Rourke   Composer
Sam Semple   Composer
Daryl Simpson   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements,Musical Director
Gavin Murphy   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements,Music Direction
John O'Brien   Whistle
Seamus Cotter   Composer
Oliver Cole   Composer
Hugh S. Robertson   Composer
John Douglas   Composer
Tara Walsh   Assistant Hair Stylist
Seán McCarthy   Composer,Lyricist
Paul Canning   Photo Assistance

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