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Long Expectant Comes at Last
Cathal Mcconnell
Long Expectant Comes at Last
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
 
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Cathal McConnell was a founding member of the Boys of the Lough, one the best Celtic groups from the late 1960s and the 1970s. His solo album Long Expectant Comes at Last is an ambitious collection of traditional tunes and...  more »

      
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All Artists: Cathal Mcconnell
Title: Long Expectant Comes at Last
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Compass Records
Original Release Date: 2/8/2000
Release Date: 2/8/2000
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 766397428727

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Cathal McConnell was a founding member of the Boys of the Lough, one the best Celtic groups from the late 1960s and the 1970s. His solo album Long Expectant Comes at Last is an ambitious collection of traditional tunes and original compositions. The music ranges from dance tunes played by a small acoustic group, a cappella ballad singing, folk-rock, and even a flirtation with electronica. But throughout it all McConnell is able to make everything sound unequivocally Celtic. He is joined by a large supporting cast that includes Richard Thompson, Linda Thompson, Andy Statman, Pat Kilbride, and Kenny Kosek. This CD is a textbook example of the correct way to mix modern and ancient sounds. --Michael Simmons

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Perfection Incomparable.
03/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"All trad joys gather here with success. Expect only the very best & no disappointments! 58:36 minutes, several original chunes, music's finest research, & the most heart of them all. Fresh oddities warming smiles all over, sweeping every foot to dance, giggling each heart with healing. After 3 All-Irelands & 33 years with the Boys of the Lough, Cathal is also touring as a flute duo, "Music from the Hearth." Authentication of the greatest integrity, creation of the most intense imagination: he is the Flower of Ireland: listen why!"
This has not left my cd player
C. Skeen | Somewhere near Philadelphia | 11/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With each listening, this cd yields more riches. It's full of melody, originality, idiosyncracy, variety, humor and real spirit. My nineteen month-old son (who also happens to be named Cathal) adores it. His favorite track is "The Hurricane of Reels"."
A Reel Gem
kevnm | Costa Mesa, CA United States | 09/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This fine recording is so full of life and great musical spirit that it's hard to imagine someone not liking it. For the true fans of traditional music: hearty, satisfying fare. For someone ready to move beyond New Age Celtic or even just interested in exploring this music for the first time, a great place to start. I'd recommend this highly.
Note: wrote the above review 5 years ago: I still listen to this a lot - it still sounds great!"