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Clannad 2
Clannad 2
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop
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Harmonious Tones and Moving Expression of Traditional Irish and Scotish Songs with Sophisticated Jazz Influenced Arrangements.


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All Artists: Clannad
Title: Clannad 2
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shanachie
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Contemporary Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles, Celtic New Age
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 016351790729


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Harmonious Tones and Moving Expression of Traditional Irish and Scotish Songs with Sophisticated Jazz Influenced Arrangements.

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Traditional Celtic music in it's purest form!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Clannad's music nowadays ahs much rock and pop music, but in this early album, Clannad did traditional music in it's purest form. The music formed a Celtic atmosphere that did not sound at all like a studio recording. It sounded like traditional music from the far countryside of Ireland. The instruments, such as the harp, whistle, and guitar, freely played and expressed the music. The Celtic feeling touched the soul! It created various moods, like the cheerfulness of "Rince Philib a'Cheoil", the mysteries of love in "Coinleach Ghlas An Fhomar" and "By Chance It Was", and the suspence of "Rince Briotanach" and "Fairly Shot of Her". The music developed a very natural Celtic setting and mood. Maire's wonderful voice strongly emphasized the Gaelic words and Celtic voice, especially in "Coinleach Ghlas An Fhomair" (which is different from the version of Magical Ring). What more can I say? This music is Celtic music in it's purest form and it transports the listener all the way to Ireland!"
Clannad 2
Kate Bronson | Michigan, USA | 12/05/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Clannad, over the years, has changed alot as a band. They've done alot, and been together a long time. One thing that hasn't changed is their integrity, and that goes for their second ever released album, Clannad2. This album has some of the first signs of their experimentation with jazz and rock into the Irish traditional, and a passion in many of the performances that is incredible. It is a favourite of mine because of their integrity and skill, in spite of this being so early in their career. The arrangements of the pieces(which are all traditional) are fresh and full, especially for the time period(mid '70s) They helped plow the way for many other artists coming out of Ireland, such as Altan, Moving Hearts, and U2 with their "fusion" sound. This album comes highly recommended."
Excellent Celtic vocals and musicianship!
Kate Bronson | 03/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is early Clannad, from their Celtic, peppy period. Awesome; I'd forgotten how good they can sound!! The vocals work well together -- mellow yet energizing. This and others of their early albums are well worth the seeking out!"