Seal Maiden: A Celtic Musical

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Barnes & Noble - Ganda Suthivarakom
Karan Casey, lead singer of the Irish group Solas, leads a cast of Celtic performers in this moving musical makeover of a classic Irish legend. Seal Maiden is the tale of Solanna the Younger's transformation from seal into human maiden. If this story sounds familiar, you may remember it from the film The Secret of Roan Inish. Marina Carr's stunning script employs tragedy with a very light touch, and Casey's lilting voice provides a suitably soft-touched narration. Thirteen songs with a traditional Celtic sound -- shaped by fiddles, guitars, uilleann pipes, and bodhran -- punctuate each section of the story. Spotlighting her primary talent, Casey graces the songs ...
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Barnes & Noble - Ganda Suthivarakom
Karan Casey, lead singer of the Irish group Solas, leads a cast of Celtic performers in this moving musical makeover of a classic Irish legend. Seal Maiden is the tale of Solanna the Younger's transformation from seal into human maiden. If this story sounds familiar, you may remember it from the film The Secret of Roan Inish. Marina Carr's stunning script employs tragedy with a very light touch, and Casey's lilting voice provides a suitably soft-touched narration. Thirteen songs with a traditional Celtic sound -- shaped by fiddles, guitars, uilleann pipes, and bodhran -- punctuate each section of the story. Spotlighting her primary talent, Casey graces the songs with her mellifluous voice, appearing alongside such notable Irish musicians as Altan's Máiréad Ní Mhaonaigh, Afro-Celt Sound System's Iarla Ó Lionaird, and acclaimed instrumentalists Niall Vallely, Martin Hayes, and Dennis Cahill. Seal Maiden is the perfect way to introduce kids to the magic of Irish culture and tradition. The timeless music and poignant, romantic story will enchant adults and lull children of all ages.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Former Solas lead singer Karan Casey, Altan's Mairead Mi Mhaonaigh, and Afro Celt Sound System's Iarla O Lionaird are joined by members of Nomos and other Celtic music luminaries on The Seal Maiden: A Celtic Musical. Inspired by the Selkie a sea spirit that can take the form of a seal or a beautiful young man or woman, the musical features authentic Celtic instrumentation, including penny whistles, fiddles, pipes, bodhrans, and concertinas on songs like "The Waves Down in the Ocean," "The Song of the Seal," "Seoithin," and "We're Going Sailing." Though many Selkie stories end sadly, The Seal Maiden adds some whimsical humor to the tale, making it a charming as well as poignant celebration of Celtic traditions.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/4/2000
  • Label: Music Little People
  • UPC: 081227985820
  • Catalog Number: 79858
  • Sales rank: 70,952

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 We're Going Sailing (2:59)
  2. 2 Dialogue (1:27)
  3. 3 The Cradle Song (2:16)
  4. 4 Dialogue (3:44)
  5. 5 The Silkie Song (2:12)
  6. 6 Dialogue (3:11)
  7. 7 The Seasons (3:14)
  8. 8 Dialogue (0:43)
  9. 9 The Wriggly Eels (1:05)
  10. 10 Dialogue (0:05)
  11. 11 The Waves Down in the Ocean (2:27)
  12. 12 Dialogue (0:29)
  13. 13 Port Na BPucal (2:17)
  14. 14 Dialogue (0:27)
  15. 15 The Song of the Seal (4:44)
  16. 16 Dialogue (1:01)
  17. 17 Taim Cortha Bheith Im' Aonar Im' Lui (2:47)
  18. 18 Dialogue (1:09)
  19. 19 Seoithin (2:15)
  20. 20 Dialogue (0:29)
  21. 21 Maidin Aiseach (1:08)
  22. 22 Dialogue (3:41)
  23. 23 The Loony Moon (5:45)
  24. 24 We're Going Sailing (Reprise) (2:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Karan Casey Primary Artist, Concertina, Keyboards, Vocals, Narrator
Martin Hayes Fiddle
Mel Mercier Percussion
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh Vocals
Michael McGoldrick Flute, uillean pipes, Low Whistle
Mick Daly Guitar
Iarla Ó Lionáird Vocals
Niall Vallely Concertina, Keyboards, Low Whistle
Dennis Cahill Guitar
Dezi Donnelly Fiddle
Robbie Overson Guitar
Sarah Long Children's Voices
Technical Credits
Dennis Hysom Sound Design
Karan Casey Producer
Leib Ostrow Producer, Executive Producer
Paul White Mastering
Niall Vallely Producer
Becky Wagley Art Direction
Toni Pawlowsky Illustrations
"Dan Dan" FitzGerald Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best children's CD

    I bought this CD just by chance and love it. A lovely story mixed with music that my little one loved to hear. Wish she had more just like this one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Captivating

    Both I and my 4 year old love this one. The music is beautiful and the story engaging. Very different than anything I've ever heard before.

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