Putumayo Presents: Women of the World - Celtic II

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Like its predecessor, Putumayo Presents: Women of the World -- Celtic, this superb compilation boasts a variety of Celtic and Celtic-influenced folk by female singers. This is hardly a CD for purists; rather, its focus is artists who provide a contemporary approach to the music of Ireland and Scotland. Not all of the 12 artists heard are from those countries -- Natalie MacMaster, Pamela Morgan, and Mary Jane Lamond are Canadian, while Eileen Ivers was born in the Bronx. Most of the songs are best described as modern folk-pop with Celtic touches, including Dublin singer Susan McKeown's Joni Mitchell-influenced "Jericho," Morgan's "It Ain't Funny," and the female duo ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Like its predecessor, Putumayo Presents: Women of the World -- Celtic, this superb compilation boasts a variety of Celtic and Celtic-influenced folk by female singers. This is hardly a CD for purists; rather, its focus is artists who provide a contemporary approach to the music of Ireland and Scotland. Not all of the 12 artists heard are from those countries -- Natalie MacMaster, Pamela Morgan, and Mary Jane Lamond are Canadian, while Eileen Ivers was born in the Bronx. Most of the songs are best described as modern folk-pop with Celtic touches, including Dublin singer Susan McKeown's Joni Mitchell-influenced "Jericho," Morgan's "It Ain't Funny," and the female duo Touchwood's "Sovay." But for fresh-sounding, contemporary takes on traditional Gaelic songs, check out Eithne Ni Uallachain on "Ta Se Na La,"" Karen Matheson & Capercaillie on "Mi Le M'Uilinn," and Mary Jane Lamond on "Bog A' Lochain." Putumayo's first Women of the World - Celtic collection sold over 130,000 units which was a lot for a world music release on a small label, and the label showed equally good taste this time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/1997
  • Label: Putumayo World Music
  • UPC: 790248013442
  • Catalog Number: 134

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Drunken Piper - Cookie Rankin (4:12)
  2. 2 Sovay (2:56)
  3. 3 The Rights of Man (4:08)
  4. 4 Bòg A'lochain (2:56)
  5. 5 Jericho (3:53)
  6. 6 Black Is the Colour - Marcy D'Arcy & The Prodigal Sons (3:36)
  7. 7 Tá Sé Na Lá (3:07)
  8. 8 It Ain't Funny (3:55)
  9. 9 Rain Dance (3:36)
  10. 10 Mi le M' Uilinn (5:30)
  11. 11 Cowboi (2:54)
  12. 12 Home Again in Eireann - Sharon Murphy (3:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eileen Ivers Track Performer
Karen Matheson Track Performer
Susan McKeown Track Performer
Eithne Ni Uallachain Track Performer
Natalie MacMaster Track Performer
Pamela Morgan Track Performer
Cookie Rankin Track Performer
Mary Jane Lamond Track Performer
The Prodigal Sons Track Performer
Julie Murphy Track Performer
Touchwood Track Performer
Whisp Track Performer
Technical Credits
David Radin Mastering
Dan Storper Producer
Bill Purcell Artwork
Nicola Heindl Illustrations
Daren Gill Mastering
George DelGiorno Artwork
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