Mythology

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Celtic Thunder MYTHOLOGY is the latest show from Celtic Thunder. Filmed on location at the Helix Theater in Dublin, it?s fitting that Celtic Thunder have chosen to return to their roots in order to film this musical odyssey.

The core theme of Mythology is found in the original opening number "Voices", ?Voices call from the old days, Voices tell from the past, Ancient laws and ancient old ways to recast.? It?s the story of the Celtic People, their legends, their culture and their stories. It?s the lifeblood of modern day Celtic people everywhere and the influences from our Celtic past, which are still carried in each one of us as part of whom we ...
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Celtic Thunder MYTHOLOGY is the latest show from Celtic Thunder. Filmed on location at the Helix Theater in Dublin, it’s fitting that Celtic Thunder have chosen to return to their roots in order to film this musical odyssey.

The core theme of Mythology is found in the original opening number "Voices", “Voices call from the old days, Voices tell from the past, Ancient laws and ancient old ways to recast.” It’s the story of the Celtic People, their legends, their culture and their stories. It’s the lifeblood of modern day Celtic people everywhere and the influences from our Celtic past, which are still carried in each one of us as part of whom we are and where we come from. Voices, quoted above, is a collaboration between Celtic Thunder Musical Director/Composer David Munro and world-renowned song writer Brendan Graham, who also wrote the international hit “You Raise Me Up”.

The set of Mythology is big; it’s dramatic and imposing. The new and the old combine. Modern catalyst images are projected onto ancient monolithic standing stones, a giant Celtic cross takes center stage and the tempo of the music is strongly echoed in the theatrical and moody lighting.

Mythology is by far Celtic Thunder’s most impressive production to date, bar none. All six Celtic Thunder principals feature prominently in Mythology, from haunting solo numbers such as “Carrickfergus”, “The Isle of Inisfree”, "Scarlet Ribbons", "Katie", "Carolina Rua" and “Now We Free” to rousing ensembles “The Boys are Back in Town”, “The Star of the County Down” and “The Rocky Road to Dublin”. There are also great original tracks that were written especially for Mythology, such as the opening number Voices, “Hunter’s Moon” performed in the show by Ryan Kelly and “My Land” the anthem which is the show’s powerful finale.
All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Mythology, the tenth studio outing from the popular Celtic pop theater troupe Celtic Thunder, offers up a musical odyssey (with the usual internationally touring stage production) that charts the history of the Celts in Ireland. Produced by musical director and composer David Munro and featuring superb vocal performances from Emmet Cahill, Neil Byrne, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, George Donaldson, and Colm Keegan, Mythology leans harder on tradition than previous outings, yet still finds time to toss in a few contemporary selections for good measure, like the Evelyn Danzig and Jack Segal-penned, Harry Belafonte-perfected "Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)," Lisa Gerrard's Gladiator ballad "Now We Are Free," and the ubiquitous "Hoedown" from American composer Aaron Copland's oft-utilized Rodeo. For the most part, Munro and party stick with the classics, offering up typically lush and occasionally hammy, highly theatrical takes on Emerald Isle staples like "Danny Boy," "She Moved Through the Fair," "The Rocky Road to Dublin," "Carrickfergus," and "The Isle of Innisfree," all of which are handled with great care by their respective soloists, and the musical sections sigh, swell, bellow, and blow at all of the right moments.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/19/2013
  • Label: Celtic Thunder Ltd
  • UPC: 602537227303
  • Catalog Number: 001785402
  • Sales rank: 2,594

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Voices (4:36)
  2. 2 The Isle Of Innisfree (3:51)
  3. 3 Now We Are Free (4:08)
  4. 4 Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) (3:04)
  5. 5 The Rocky Road To Dublin (3:18)
  6. 6 Carrickfergus (4:03)
  7. 7 Hoedown (3:21)
  8. 8 Danny Boy (3:32)
  9. 9 Hunter's Moon (3:46)
  10. 10 She Moved Through The Fair (3:43)
  11. 11 Carolina Rua (2:41)
  12. 12 Katie (3:25)
  13. 13 Turning Away (4:09)
  14. 14 Tears Of Hercules (4:31)
  15. 15 My Land (4:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Celtic Thunder Primary Artist
Tim Harries Bass Guitar, Double Bass
Fiachra Trench Conductor
Rod McVey Piano, Hammond B3
Aine Whelan Background Vocals
John Fitzpatrick Violin
Ryan Kelly Vocals
George Donaldson Vocals
Keith Harkin Vocals
David Munro Piano
Jochem van der Saag Piano
Neil Byrne Vocals
Johnny Scott Banjo, Bouzouki, Mandolin
Barry Kerr Banjo
Des Lacey Percussion, Drums
Seana Davey Concertina, Harp
Emmet Cahill Vocals
David Brophy Conductor
Colm Keegan Vocals
Aimee Farrell Bodhran
Technical Credits
Danzig Composer
Jeremy Lubbock String Arrangements
Fiachra Trench Orchestration
Rolf Lovland Composer
Ger McDonnell Engineer
Alan Smale Orchestra Leader
Brendan Graham Composer
David Munro Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes, Orchestration, Musical Director
Jochem van der Saag Arranger, Producer, Orchestration
Johnny Scott Producer
Barry Kerr Whistle
Alana Graham Composer
Orchestra of Ireland Contributor
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