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The Fairie Round
Shelley Phillips, Barry Phillips, William Coulter
The Fairie Round
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
 
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As an independent label, we've worked hard to develop a distinctive sound ? part-folk, part-classical, all-acoustic instrumental music. We feel our music is indeed unique, and we've never compromised in our determination t...  more »

      
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All Artists: Shelley Phillips, Barry Phillips, William Coulter, Neal Hellman, Melanie Lepper, Turlough O'Carolan, Robin Petrie, Gabriel Pierne, Esther Landau, Ruth Hunter, et. al. Liane Sharp
Title: The Fairie Round
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Gourd Music
Original Release Date: 1/1/1990
Re-Release Date: 8/14/2001
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Style: Celtic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090167010523

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As an independent label, we've worked hard to develop a distinctive sound ? part-folk, part-classical, all-acoustic instrumental music. We feel our music is indeed unique, and we've never compromised in our determination to produce only the highest quality, most beautifully packaged recordings. We include detailed liner notes for those who are curious about the history and background of the music. Gourd has licensed music to Warner Bros. Music, Narada, Hearts of Space, Windham Hill, The Disney Channel, A&E and The History Channel. Selections from the Gourd recording The World Turned Upside Down were featured on the Ken Burns documentary Thomas Jefferson. Three Gourd recordings were featured on Ken Burns? latest project ( a documentary on Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton) on PBS.

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Lovely, at times otherworldly, acoustic music
Carl McColman | Clarkston, GA USA | 03/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you think Celtic folk music is mostly a matter of half-drunken guys singing "The Unicorn" at a smoky Irish pub, then give this CD an open-minded listen. The shimmering virtuosity and sheer lovely performance alone makes this an exceptional recording, but the superb production is equalled by the rich colors of Shelley Phillips' musical palette. Phillips, along with her husband Barry and fellow acoustic virtuosos Neal Hellman and Barry Coulter, has arranged a set of traditional and early-music tunes for oboe, harp, cello, dulcimer, English horn, whistle, guitar, bassoon, and flute--with the result being an album that blurs the line separating folk from chamber music. Yes, it is beautiful, at times achingly so. This music never overpowers, but gently seduces the listener with its understated elegance. And for those listeners of a mystical/spiritual turn of mind, songs like the traditional "Chanter's Tune" or Turlough O'Carolan's "Planxty Burke" evoke a sense of otherworldly yearning -- as if it were the Good People themselves playing this music. Highly recommended!"
A Renaissance Feeling
Carl McColman | 06/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been a fan of Shelley Phillips for some years and am ever so happy to purchase her recordings. "The Fairie Round" is my favorite recording because it evokes a "Renaissance feeling," as though you have stepped back in time to centuries gone by and are dancing at a courtly gathering or frolicking in a wild, green pasture. My toddler loves it, too. Track number eight is her favorite and she dances everytime she hears it. Well worth the purchase."
Wonderful old world feeling
Dionne M. Sloan | 09/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I discovered this tape/cd years ago when I first began my journey on the pagan path. I was looking for something to play in the background for my first Winter Solstice gathering and this tape/cd fit the bill perfectly! I use this for just about every magical gathering that I've had and even use it when I feel the "real world" has gotten the better of me. I've gone on to use this so much that I've worn out the tape and need to buy the CD to replace it. If you're looking for something to add to your exsisting renaissance collection or just looking for something soothing as background music for your day this is it!"