Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|James Galway & Chieftains|
Over the Sea to Skye
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop, Classical
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Lovely, lovely instrumentals!
Kathryn McNamara | Maryland, USA | 10/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a wonderful CD! James Galway's magical flute playing combined with the Chieftains' incredible musical talent--how could it be anything but spectacular?
A warning for Chieftains fans: This is not a typical Chieftains CD. Tracks 1-15 are purely instrumental. Track 16 contains a farewell solo by each Chieftain in which Kevin Conneff sings a short piece, but overall, the Chieftains take a backseat to James Galway's flute, serving mostly as background musicians.
However, this loss is not keenly felt. James Galway's incredible playing is unmatched. From traditional songs that he puts his own spin on, such as "Carolan's Quarrel with the Landlady," and "Lilibulero," to songs that I have never heard before, but which became instant favorites, such as, "Full of Joy," each piece is a delight. James Galway's flute soars over the melodies, leaving you breathless.
This CD also has excellent tonal quality. Each piece is crisp, and makes you feel as if you are listening to a live performance, instead of playing a CD in your room. The feel of the CD is also wonderful: there is no repetition or feelings of boredom, which are all-too-common in many CD's. Each piece is a unique treasure.
I cannot recommend this "Over the Sea to Skye," highly enough. It is a wonderful compilation, and a thrilling musical experience. You will not be disppointed.
Ruhama | Houston | 07/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Chieftains are fabulous Celtic musicians and performers! Whenever the opportunity presents itself to see and hear them in person, GO!!! You will be on your feet most of the concert, dancing in the aisles!
That being said, this album is a little more pensive than their usual performance. Beautiful music, perfect for those Burns Dinners. Scots will enjoy this, tho' perhaps with a wee tear in the eye.
Good addition to anyone's Chieftains library! "