Celtic Roads: Through Ireland Scotland & Brittany

Celtic Roads: Through Ireland Scotland & Brittany

by The Revels


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Celtic Roads: Through Ireland Scotland & Brittany

Favoring a highly eclectic approach to traditional Celtic music, the Revels are anything but predictable on Celtic Roads. This CD finds the ensemble embracing not only the time-honored songs of Ireland and Scotland, but also the Brittany province of France. Some might find it unusual to hear French lyrics combined with Celtic melodies and harmonies on "La Mal Mariee" and "Quand J'etais Jeune," but in fact, Brittany was a place in which the French and Celtic cultures interacted with musically exciting results. Celtic Roads finds the Revels Chorus singing in three languages (English, French and Gaelic), and they never have a problem tying a wide variety of Celtic styles together. A major salute must go out to the Revels' musical director/production supervisor George Emlen, who oversees the 21-member Revels Chorus in addition to the seven-member children's chorus and no less than 15 musicians. We're talking over 40 members -- it couldn't have been easy overseeing the work of that many people on this CD. But Emlen pulls it off quite nicely, providing an album that is as enriching as it is diverse. Superb.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/1998
Label: Revels Records
UPC: 0738871109927
catalogNumber: 1099

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Revels   Primary Artist
Roger Burridge   Fiddle
David Coffin   Concertina,Recorder,Vocals,Track Performer,tin whistle
Hildur Colot   Bagpipes,Penny Whistle,Shawm,tin whistle,Bombard,Bamboo Flute
Bridget Fitzgerald   Vocals,Track Performer
John Fleagle   Fiddle,Harp,Viola,Vocals,Hurdy-Gurdy,Track Performer,Bombard
Mance Grady   Track Performer,Bodhran
Bill Hamilton   Vocals
Patrick Hutchinson   Track Performer,uillean pipes,tin whistle
Shira Kammen   Fiddle,Vocals,Vielle,Track Performer
Michael Lane   Vocals
Marytha Paffrath   Percussion
Chris Rua   Recorder,Double Bass,Shawm,Track Performer,Bombard
Mark Roberts   Guitar,Wood Flute,Track Performer,Melodeon
Sandol Astrausky   Fiddle
Jim Congo   Vocals
Kathie Fiveash   Vocals
Mac Howland   Vocals,Track Performer
Adrian Nussdorfer   Vocals,Track Performer
Jamie Jaffe   Vocals,Track Performer
Revels Chorus   Choir, Chorus,Track Performer
Laura Allen   Vocals
Lynne Beasley   Vocals
Isabel Yalouris   Vocals
Breton Band   Band
Katherine Bryant   Vocals
Maura Burns   Vocals
Aidin Carey   Vocals
Margot Chamberlain   Harp,Track Performer
Nat Coolidge   Vocals
Thomas Moussin   Vocals
Rachael Solomon   Vocals
Holly Teichholz   Vocals,Track Performer
Lillian Torrey   Vocals
Traveller Band   Band,Track Performer
Laura Olivier   Vocals
Shippen Page   Vocals
Peter Hamlin   Vocals
Lynne Dichter   Vocals
Lily Kruskal   Vocals

Technical Credits

Ewan MacColl   Lyricist
Sue Richards   Arranger
Sylvia Woods   Arranger
George Emlen   Liner Notes,Musical Director
Patrick Hutchinson   Liner Notes
Sue Ladr   Artwork
Patrick Swanson   Liner Notes
Bill Winn   Engineer
Sarah Keane   Arranger
Rita Keane   Arranger
John Newton   Engineer

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