Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Maire Brennan, Tim & Neil Finn, Sinead O'Connor|
Common Ground: Voices of Modern Irish Music
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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Kendra M. (KendraM) from NASHVILLE, TN
Reviewed on 2/27/2008...
This cd came out in 1996 and I STILL listen to it fairly often. It's wonderful-- starts strong with Maire Brennan (of Clannad) singing a traditional Irish tune and flows seamlessly throughout the entire CD. EVERY song on here is just great. Sinead O'Connor (love her or hate her!) does a angst-ridden Raglan Road, Kate Bush's shows off her gorgeous soprano on Mna Na H-Eireann, Neil and Tim Finn sing traditional Irish folk. This is an EXCELLENT cd. Whether you like traditional Irish music or just the extremely talented artists on this compilation, you will most likely find this cd to be a favorite for the foreseeable future.
4 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
An eclectic intro to Irish music
mocroidh | 08/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great collection, both for afficianados of Irish music and those who are just beginning to build their collection. It features recordings by some of the brightest stars of Irish pop and traditional music. There are well-known names here, including Bono, Kate Bush, Elvis Costello, and Sinead O'Connor, but the best part of the CD comes with the lesser known Irish artists, like Maire Brennan (lead singer of Clannad), Paul Brady, Davy Spillane, Christy Moore, and Sharon Shannon. There's no way this CD could ever be complete - there are too many wonderful Irish artists to fit on one CD. But this is a pretty good start. They should release a sequel, though, and include some of the newer Irish artists, like Sinead Lohan and the Corrs."
Mike Manley | 11/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Track 4 on this album is amazing. Sharon Shannon's talent is quite remarkable. If you can't get tickets to see her in person, this is a great substitute. The rest, well it's well worth the purchase"