Héritage des Celtes

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All Music Guide - Dave Sleger
This is the first of Dan Ar Bras' L'H?ritage des Celtes albums, in which he explores the similarities and differences between the Celtic music of France and the United Kingdom. He accomplishes this by performing traditional songs from both countries and employing folk musicians and singers from France, Scotland, and Ireland. Sharing lead vocals in English are singers Elaine Morgan from Rose Among Thorns and Karen Matheson of Capercaillie fame. Notable instrumentalists include Donal Lunny on bouzouki, Nollaig Casey on fiddle, Ray Fean on drums, and of course the electric and acoustic guitar playing of Ar Bras. Dan Ar Bras does a judicious job of allowing all present to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Sleger
This is the first of Dan Ar Bras' L'Héritage des Celtes albums, in which he explores the similarities and differences between the Celtic music of France and the United Kingdom. He accomplishes this by performing traditional songs from both countries and employing folk musicians and singers from France, Scotland, and Ireland. Sharing lead vocals in English are singers Elaine Morgan from Rose Among Thorns and Karen Matheson of Capercaillie fame. Notable instrumentalists include Donal Lunny on bouzouki, Nollaig Casey on fiddle, Ray Fean on drums, and of course the electric and acoustic guitar playing of Ar Bras. Dan Ar Bras does a judicious job of allowing all present to showcase their talents; however, he also excels in large-ensemble arrangements. While much of this album focuses on traditional pieces, the actual performance leans toward the contemporary, not unlike Capercaillie, especially when Matheson and Morgan sing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/4/1994
  • Label: Cbs Records Europe
  • EAN: 5099747776328
  • Catalog Number: 477763
  • Sales rank: 212,958

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Borders of Salt (4:19)
  2. 2 Spike Island Lasses (3:08)
  3. 3 Language of the Gaels (4:01)
  4. 4 Green Lands (3:44)
  5. 5 Maro Eo Ma Mestrez (3:56)
  6. 6 April the 3rd (3:12)
  7. 7 Eliziza (4:41)
  8. 8 King of Laois (3:47)
  9. 9 The Island (5:24)
  10. 10 Scottish Suite (2:13)
  11. 11 Me Zo Ganet E Kreiz Ar Mor (3:27)
  12. 12 Call to the Dance (3:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dan Ar Bras Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Dónal Lunny Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki, Bodhran
Noel Bridgeman Percussion
Ronan Browne Flute, uillean pipes, tin whistle, Low Whistle
Nollaig Casey Fiddle
Yann-Fanch Kemener Vocals
Karen Matheson Vocals
Eoghan O'Neill Bass
Gilles Servat Vocals
Donald Shaw Keyboards
Ray Fean Drums
Technical Credits
Dónal Lunny Composer
Dan Ar Bras Composer
Traditional Composer
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