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Genres: Folk, World Music
All-instrumental album by Ceoltoiri Celtic Ensemble ( also called Ceoltoiri Irish Band or simply Ceoltoiri- which means "musicians" in Irish-Gaelic) featuring the Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer with fiddle, guitar and c... more »
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All-instrumental album by Ceoltoiri Celtic Ensemble ( also called Ceoltoiri Irish Band or simply Ceoltoiri- which means "musicians" in Irish-Gaelic) featuring the Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer with fiddle, guitar and concertina. Performing music from Ireland and Scotland, Ceoltoiri weaves a rich and varied tapestry of textures and sounds. Includes: Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes and slow airs, a Scottish reel and strathspey, Swedish polskas, Coilsfield House/Jig of Slurs, and Knit the Pocky, a reel from the Bremner Collection (1757). Musicians featured are: Ceoltoiri band members: Karen Ashbrook - hammered dulcimer; Sue Richards - Celtic harp ;Connie McKenna - guitar (1,12)and guests musicians:Dan Blum - Bouzouki, guitar (7);Myron Bretholz - Bodhran (4);David Kornblum - guitar (11);Wendy Morrison - Concertina (11).
I play this cd ESPECIALLY at Christmas
Mary Zee | Illinois, USA | 12/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I heard this cd at a Hallmark store once, and I asked them for the title and went out to purchase it immediately. I love this Cd and play it most often at Christmas...To me it sounds like the kind of music that should really express Christmas sounds and moods of years gone by... when Christmas had a less commercial feeling and more serene and peaceful time."
Beautiful, Riveting Celtic Harps
old_hyperbolic_squiggly | 11/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is beautiful, elegant instrumental Celtic music. Ceoltoiri breathes new life into the classics. They are as new today as they were hundreds of years ago. I've owned many Celtic discs over the last ten years. This is one of the vital few I've kept. My favorite is track 3!! For fans of Ceoltoiri, I also recommend the work of Joemy Wilson! I give it five stars because this is in the top 2% of its genre. I only wish there was more of a percussive/bassy backbone to it."