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Harpes Du Nouvel Age
Alan Stivell
Harpes Du Nouvel Age
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop
 
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Stivell calls this 1986 Rounder collection "the sequel to Renaissance of the Celtic Harp"--the 1972 release that breathed new life into the harp's global popularity. Playing what he calls an "electro-acoustic" harp, outfit...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Alan Stivell
Title: Harpes Du Nouvel Age
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Rounder Select
Release Date: 1/13/1994
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Celtic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011661309425, 016613094251, 011661309418, 011661309449, 3460503620629

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Stivell calls this 1986 Rounder collection "the sequel to Renaissance of the Celtic Harp"--the 1972 release that breathed new life into the harp's global popularity. Playing what he calls an "electro-acoustic" harp, outfitted with a pickup system not unlike that on an electric guitar, Stivell intersperses short experimental segments (some with backwards tape effects) around a series of adaptations of ancient themes from Stivell's native Brittany, as well as arrangements of Scottish bagpipe standards, with nods to historic harp figures like O'Carolan and Rory Dall. From the spirited "Spered Santel" to the lively "Dans Fanch Mitt" to the glittering "Dor II," Stivell's performances, and the sharp digital recordings, are dreamlike and soulfully soothing, with the irresistible flavor of ages past; the crisp, aquatic flavor of the harp's tone makes the word "heavenly" almost unavoidable. --James Rotondi