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For Love's Caress
Maireid Sullivan
For Love's Caress
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop
 
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Celtic contemporary and traditional songs.

      
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All Artists: Maireid Sullivan
Title: For Love's Caress
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Lyrebird Music
Original Release Date: 6/15/1998
Re-Release Date: 6/23/1998
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: Celtic, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 711761264920

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Celtic contemporary and traditional songs.

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CD Reviews

It creates a magical experience in a compelling atmosphere,
11/27/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mairéid and her band create music which is totally void of well worn clichés, and instead presents a totally invigorating and inspiring musical environment.The music evokes a sense of immediacy for the listener. It creates a magical experience in a compelling atmosphere. On this new album, Mairéid's soaring voice interprets each song with a gentle spirit and delicate touch that reveals her visionary realm of mystery and enchanting beauty. This is particularly evident on songs like Danu's Land, and Anam Cara. As a personal soundtrack to a spiritual pilgrimage, Mairéid sets her poetry to music in a stunning creative musical statement. "For Love's Caress" will stir your soul and let your spirit take flight with it's exquisite vocals and alluring musicianship."
Celtic Sophistication
09/22/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"People who loved Dancer will be surprised at the departure in style from Maireid Sullivan's earlier CD. After hearing it more than once, you'll find that this album reaches deeper and is much more sophisticated. For Love's Caress is warm inviting and soulful, just a delight to listen to. As usual, Maireid reaches very deep to produce a superb example of musical expression. If you are not a fan of Celtic music, this CD may just change your mind . Although it is rooted in Celtic music, Maireid Sullivan transcends any such categorization, bringing her own unique contribution to the world of music."
Extraordinary!
Charlene Hutchinson | San Francisco, CA USA | 08/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

""You express the intent of the songs ... with depth and great feeling. I really like the way you have melded the traditional 'old songs' and the new visions of your own. A true Celtic process which has allowed them as a people to survive until now - they are a very adaptive culture and keep one foot in the future and one in the past while visiting the otherworld on occasion. The music of both old and new is well blended to create a whole that is a continuum as well as 'soul-scape'. ...the overall effect is calming, giving a warm peaceful, gentle, and refreshing feel. It would be hard to pick one 'most favorite' song, but if I had to choose, I think it would be "Recurring Dream". I have similar dreams about my childhood, but also about places I've never been yet know I have lived in lifetimes ago. "I don't want to hide" is another that I can personally relate to. And I love the way you've done "The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry" and "Annie Laurie". It is hard to separate the whole, and I hate doing that, as cubbyholes with separated, estranged wholeness are a great part of the problem with our world and our souls today. Plus, we all need the refuge of peace and plenty for our heart's rest in "Danu's Land" where: '...Sweet as the voice of angels....Listen for their keening call/ In your heart you will hear their song/ Hear your own voice, see your own dream/ 'Come to me' they sing in melodious strain/ Live forever deep in Danu's dream...' ...a conscientious perspective of how Celtic music, thus culture, is alive today yet retains very strong flavors and convictions from the past. The underlying effects of the music provides a calming, warm feel. Pob fendithion Brigid i chi cariad. (All blessings of Brigid be yours love.)"
Charlene D Hutchison"