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Celtic Meditation Music
Aine Minogue
Celtic Meditation Music
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age
 
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New World. 2004.

      
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All Artists: Aine Minogue
Title: Celtic Meditation Music
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sounds True
Release Date: 5/11/2004
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles, Continental Europe, Meditation
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 600835078726, 9781591791522

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New World. 2004.

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Gentle, contemplative Celtic instrumentals
Brianna Neal | USA | 10/01/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Based on ancient Celtic prayers, the compositions featured on this album were conceived under the premise "If prayers were music, what would they sound like?" The gentle, familiar tunes, rendered on Minogue's sparkling Irish harp and accompanied by other acoustic and electronic instruments, are drawn from the traditional Celtic repertoire and the liner notes pair each song with the text of a prayer, either pagan/nature-based or Christian. This pairing of unrelated prayers with existing melodies is an interesting approach, especially considering that the tracks here are all instrumental, with none of the prayer words actually being spoken or sung. Minogue's earlier albums feature a lot of vocals, both hers and others', sometimes even done hymn-style in rich choral harmonies. So I'm not sure why the texts of the prayers couldn't have been incorporated somehow into this music. But nonetheless, "Celtic Meditation Music" is, like all of Aine Minogue's work that I'm familiar with, deftly orchestrated, supremely relaxing, and full of quiet beauty. This is good music for massage, resting, deep breathing, or just unwinding at the end of a long day. Then guest instrumentalists are cellist Eugene Friesen, whistle player Joanie Madden, clarinetist Tom Hill, string orchestrator Brad Hatfield, concertina player Brid Meany, guitarist Sheldon Mirowitz and electronic soundscape artist Randy Roos. For more Celtic-inspired instrumentals conducive to meditation, try Minogue's other works, and also the following: "Celtic Inspirations" by guitarist William Patterson, the Narada compilation albums "Celtic Treasure: The Legacy of Turlough O'Carolan" and "Celtic Treasure II: The Living Legacy of Turlough O'Carolan," and anything by Kim Robertson and Lisa Lynne, but particularly their early work.
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Absolutely Beautiful
Katie | PA , USA | 01/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The music included on the "Celtic Meditation Music" CD is so soothing & hauntingly beautiful to me that I've barely listened to anything else for the last week - it's that good!

The liner notes are great as well. They share information about the various rituals, prayers, and poems that are behind each of the songs - it's really quite interesting!

Overall, I would highly recommend this CD to anyone who enjoys the sounds of celtic music, as well as those who are looking for music to relax to - it's absolutely beautiful!"
Great music to de-stress
Davis in sc | Lexington, SC | 05/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My husband and I listen to this cd almost every night before going to sleep. The music is calming and reverent. Great way to end a busy day."