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Celtic Tides
Various Artists
Celtic Tides
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age
 
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There are plenty of Celtic music compilations out there, but what makes Celtic Tides unusual is its sweeping inclusion of the obvious well-knowns: Clannad, the Chieftains, Altan, Capercaillie--even Scotland's Dougie MacLea...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Celtic Tides
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Putumayo World Music
Original Release Date: 9/29/1998
Release Date: 9/29/1998
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Contemporary Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles, Celtic New Age
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 790248014128

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There are plenty of Celtic music compilations out there, but what makes Celtic Tides unusual is its sweeping inclusion of the obvious well-knowns: Clannad, the Chieftains, Altan, Capercaillie--even Scotland's Dougie MacLean and soloist Seamus Egan. In other words, this is a starter kit for sampling the most prominent creators of Celtic music, most of whom were celebrating the heritage before Celtic mania spread throughout the West in the mid-1990s. Certainly other collections feature more traditional, more acoustic Celtic music, but cuts like Old Blind Dogs' "The Birkin Tree" and Clannad's "An Gabhar Bán" satisfy that craving. Dougie Maclean's second cut, "Caledonia," is a smidge on the sentimental side, but this CD's variety is its strongest attraction, at once hushing with a soft lullaby from Mary Black to strutting the hip-hop beats of MacIsaac and Lamond's "Sleepy Maggie." For Celtic lovers already able to pull these artists' CDs from their shelves, this is a yawn; for those dipping toes into Irish Sea waters, a wee gift. --Karen Karleski

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You will listen again and again
Paul Joseph | 06/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Putumayo is doing a very good job bringing world music to new audiences. The 1998 release, Celtic Tides: A musical Odyssey, is a companion CD to a video (also worth having) but stands splendidly on its own.Some of my very favorite Celtic artists, such as Altan, Capercaillie and Clannad appear on this album, but almost every track is worthy. One of the pleasures of this CD is the representation from so many of the countries that produce Celtic music--Ireland, Scotland, Canada's Cape Breton and the United States. I don't recall anything from the Brittany region of France, but no one record can include everything. This is a good CD if you want an introduction to Celtic music. It's also a good one to have in a place where you can't keep your whole collection. Thus, for me, this is one that I keep at the office where disc space is limited.This CD is Beautiful and a pleasure to hear--over and over again."
A Perfect Compilation!!!
Theresa Bell | 10/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When i was at the record store I previewed this one and Gaelic Storm by Gaelic Storm. Well this one went home with me. A huge fan of the Chieftans my collection of Celtic music was severly lacking. Adding this was the perfect move. It provides me with a mix of music without having to get up to change Cd's. listen to the Samples they show it all. Try Dougie Maclean's "Feel So Near" or Solas "Maid on the Shore" I doubt you will be disappointed"
Celtic Tides: A musical odyssey
Rodni | NJ United States | 08/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I loved the album for the songs represented what the Celtic heritage is all about. I strongly recommend this album for its sweet rhythm and rich lyrics. Well done!"