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Joyful Noise: Celtic Favorites From Green Linnet
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Joyful Noise: Celtic Favorites From Green Linnet
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #2

Connecticut-based Green Linnet Records has diligently tended the flame of neo-traditional Celtic music for more than two decades, by far preceding the broad sweep of public acceptance that step-dancing musicals and Enya vi...  more »

      
   
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Title: Joyful Noise: Celtic Favorites From Green Linnet
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Green Linnet
Original Release Date: 10/13/1998
Release Date: 10/13/1998
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Contemporary Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles, Eastern Europe, Celtic New Age, Singer-Songwriters, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 048248010825

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Connecticut-based Green Linnet Records has diligently tended the flame of neo-traditional Celtic music for more than two decades, by far preceding the broad sweep of public acceptance that step-dancing musicals and Enya videos helped generate in the 1990s. While not as vast in scope as the label's 20th Anniversary Collection, Green Linnet's Joyful Noise double-CD package offers a splendid sampler of the cheerier side of the Celtic musical spectrum. Heavy on spirited reels and charming romantic odes, Joyful Noise presents 26 smartly paced tracks from 24 acts (including two each from Altan and Relativity) that nicely showcase the heart-lifting, toe-twitching allure of traditional Irish and Scottish instrumentation and vocals framed in contemporary settings. Tracks of special merit include Patrick Street's percolating, pulsating instrumental for guitar and accordion, "Music for a Found Harmonium," the Celtic bluegrass of Jerry O'Sullivan's "The Chorus Reel/Asmolean House," and the clever wordplay of Andy Stewart's Manus Lunny's "Take Her in Your Arms." A winning compilation, ideal for Green Linnet newcomers. --Terry Wood

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(5 out of 5 stars)

"It wasn't until after I got out of college that I paid much attention to musical genres outside rock 'n' roll. However, during the past twenty five years (as my finances permitted) I began a musical journey which lead me to discover blues, jazz, classical, country, and during the late seventies and early eighties I became fascinated by Celtic music. My favorite artists were the Bothy Band, the Tannahill Weavers, the Battlefield Band, Planxty and Silly Wizard. My collection quickly grew to nearly a hundred titles--all on vinyl. The CD age has forced me to siwtch formats, but budget restraints prohibit my replacing all of my vinyl LPs with CDs. That's what is so great about this collection. For $13, I get nearly two hours of terrific music by a broad spectrum of the Green Linnet roster. You get the whole gamut of the Celtic experience: ballads, airs, jigs and reels. This is guaranteed to liven any St. Patrick's Day celebration (and every other day of the year), and if this collection leaves you wanting more, for another $13 you can also get Green Linnet Records "The Twentieth Anniversary Collection." Four hours of Celtic music bliss for under $30--you can't afford not to get these. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"