Two Horizons

Two Horizons

by Moya Brennan


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Two Horizons

Clannad vocalist Maire Brennan goes for the brass ring on Two Horizons, spelling her name phonetically on the cover in a move that will make for easy pronunciation. She'll need it, too, as thousands of Enya fans who have been ignorant of the other Brennan sister's spellbinding voice will be inquiring at their local record shops. While the musics of Enya (Eithne) and Moya (Maire) have always shared a certain limpid, Celtic dreaminess, Two Horizons makes the connection explicit. Beautifully if heavily produced, the album is of a piece with the soft-focus New Age Celtic sound of A Day Without Rain. The 30 years Moya's spent with Clannad, though, are belied by the presence of folk legends such as guitarist Martin Carthy and fiddler Maire Breatnacht, and by Moya's own prowess on the harp, which is featured prominently on Two Horizons. The album has a loose narrative, following a mystic harp once plucked by the High Kings of Ireland atop the hillat Tara (site of the two horizons of the title) as it changes hands around the world. On "Sailing Away," the harp makes its way to Africa, appropriately accompanied by thundering tribal techno beats; "Mothers of the Desert" makes the most of its airy, expansive ambience, anchored to funky beats out of the Sarah Brightman book. These club-style tracks are balanced by delicate instrumentals such as "Harpsong," but by the end of the journey, Jakatta's punchy remix of "Show Me" shows fans of Clannad and Moya Brennan a new side to this versatile artist.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/03/2004
Label: Decca
UPC: 0602498010686
catalogNumber: 000191512

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Moya Brennan   Primary Artist
Keith Duffy   Bass
Máire Breatnach   Fiddle,Violin,Viola
Bob Love   Fiddle
Martin Carthy   Guitar
Ross Cullum   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Anthony Drennan   Guitar
Ewan Cowley   Mandolin
Paul Byrne   Percussion,Drums
Brona Cahill   Violin
Sandy McLelland   Drums
Tommy Kane   Viola
Troy Donockley   Human Whistle
Nigel Eaton   Hurdy-Gurdy
Brendan Monaghan   Bodhran

Technical Credits

Ross Cullum   Programming,Producer,String Arrangements
Chris Hughes   Programming,Executive Producer
John Dunne   Programming
Jamie Cullum   Engineer
Fionán DeBarra   Engineer
Max Hole   Executive Producer

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Two Horizons 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
she is much more talented than her sister and this cd proves it she oes the new age thing brillant best iv ever heard
Guest More than 1 year ago
beautiful. beyond words could say, a powerful voice That touches the soul. a voice from Heaven above, I was touched by god thru this music,buy this must cd,
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great music to listen to for those days where you just need to relax.Beautiful!. Also try listening to it while its raining, you'll love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If there ever was a cd that would let you relax with the calm that you always wanted, then this cd is a must for anyone's collection. You will be lost in thought and free of mind during the short time that the cd plays, to the point that you will want to restart it all over again. Enjoy