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Talitha Mackenzie
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Talitha Mackenzie
Title: Spiorad
Members Wishing: 0
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Label: Shanachie
Release Date: 9/24/1996
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Celtic, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016351780324, 669910100455

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The Spirit of Gaelic Singing Fused With a Pop style
Shanshad | Discworld | 03/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Talitha Mackenzie takes traditional Gaelic songs and adds pop rhythyms and jazzy backgrounds to transform these songs into something new and intriguing. It's a bouncy album with a strong emphasis on beat. Good for dancing to. Talitha's strong vocals are backed by a wide range of instruments, congas, marimbas, saxaphone, electric violin, to name just a few. This album does combine a lot of unusual sound and voice combinations, but it seems to all work well together. If you prefer the more traditional Gaelic singing and acoustic back up, this probably won't fit the bill.
Nearly all the songs on this CD are Gaelic in origin, with the exceptions of #4 Hopa! (Bulgarian), #5 Ajde Jano (Serbian) and #8 Changerais-Tu? (Breton). Translations of all songs are provided on the liner notes.I add this CD into the mix when I need something upbeat and a little unusual to spice up an afternoon. If you can, check out a sample of a song or two here, #3 Fionnaghula is one of my favorites and #6 Fear A' Bhata is simply beautiful."
Texas Celt | Dallas | 11/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Before listening to this CD I was apprehensive. I enjoyed Ms. MacKenzie's previous works, "Mouth Music" and "Solas", tremendously but didn't know how I'd feel about a album that strayed a bit from the traditional Gaelic essence of those albums by including a Serbian tune and a French (Breton) song.

I must now admit that I am addicted to the song "Changerais-Tu?" It fills me with a bubbly sense of glee that climaxes in a silly giggle each time I hear the goat holler. I listen to this song over and over and over again. I've learned the words by heart and find myself singing it around the house, while I'm walking the dogs, while we're waiting to be seated at restaurants, etc.

My wife has threatened to leave me if I can't kick this thing. Can someone out there help me? Please?

Oh, there are good Gaelic tunes on here too."
B. E. Taylor | Exeter, New Hampshire United States | 08/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Fabulous! A really excellent CD, a must for lovers of superb singing! More, more!"