Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Dolores Keane & John Faulkner|
Brokenhearted I'll Wander
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Dolores Keane's strong west of Ireland music roots are combined with John Faulkner's English/Scottish folk music influences to produce a fresh approach to traditional songs and tunes. The use of varied instruments (hurdy-g... more »
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Dolores Keane's strong west of Ireland music roots are combined with John Faulkner's English/Scottish folk music influences to produce a fresh approach to traditional songs and tunes. The use of varied instruments (hurdy-gurdy, concertina, flute and whistles) is tasteful and well-controlled. A beautiful album.
My early introduction to traditional Celtic music
T. Morrison | Eagan, MN | 03/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Years ago, I first heard "The Bonny Light Horseman" (from this album) on an Irish music program broadcast on St. Louis public radio. When I discovered the album from which it came was readily available on CD, I immediately got a copy on the strength of this one song.It was my first real introduction to traditional Celtic music, the real stuff -- not this retreaded New Age stuff that passes for "real" Celtic music today.Today I got out my copy and listened to it and remembered how truly wonderful it is. Dolores Keane's voice, to me, embodies all that Celtic music is: earthy, lyrical, rough yet soft, capable of evoking tears as well as joy. John Faulkner's understated instrumentation/arrangements and equally capable voice set a consistent tone throughout the entire album.As the album title suggests, these tunes aren't exactly light and happy, but then again, Celtic music embodies real life. If you're looking for a fine introduction to the "real stuff," one cannot go wrong with this album."