Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Celts Rise Again
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
This anthology, consisting of music that has previously appeared on various recordings on the Green Linnet label, is a fun, accessible collection of mostly traditional music. Composed of approximately equal parts of roll... more »
This anthology, consisting of music that has previously appeared on various recordings on the Green Linnet label, is a fun, accessible collection of mostly traditional music. Composed of approximately equal parts of rollicking toe-tappers ("The Chorus Reel/Ashmolean House," "Clarke's Favorite/Pigeon on the Gate," "Con Cassidy's & Neil Gow's Highlands/Moll and Tiarna/McSweeney's Reels,") lilting melodies (the hilarious "The Humours of the King of Ballyhooley," "Take Her in Your Arms,") and gentle ballads ("Iain Ghlinn' Cuaich," "Keg of Brandy"). There are appearances by Capercaillie, the Tannahill Weavers, Liz Carroll, and John Whelan, and the Silly Wizards close the album with a medley that grows faster and funnier with every passing second. The appeal of the music on The Celts Rise Again more than hints at the reasons for the popularity of Celtic-style music. --Genevieve Williams
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Damon Denys | Salt Lake City, UT United States | 02/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you've never heard traditional celtic tunes, here's the place to start. The songs on this album feature some of the greatest artists in the celtic genre today. It's a perfect place to start a love affair with the traditional celtic sound.New listeners will be able to discover the artists they like best, and thus pursue their own tastes in the genre. It's a great advantage over just picking a CD by a random artist and hoping for the best.Even if you're a seasoned celtic fan and own all the discs from which these songs were taken, you'll find yourself popping this one in time and time again. It's a terrific disk for parties.If you prefer the softer and more melodic side of celtic music, I'd also recommend "Celtic Odyssey", which is a similar collection of various artists. The two discs together make the perfect introduction to this beautiful and uplifting genre."
A Great Collection!
Jason | Baltimore, MD | 10/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am now a Celtic music fanatic thanks in part to this CD as well as the others in the set of nearly 20 CDs. Amazingly though, even with the number of other Irish CDs I own, most of the songs and groups on this CD are not on my other recordings, which makes this CD especially special to listen to. Sure John Whelan puts in his usual fantastic performance with the beautiful "Trip to Skye/ Darach de Brun's," and Altan is phenomenal as always with their set which includes the popular "Con Cassidy's and Neil Gow's Highlands," but it is the lesser know musicians that really make this CD what it is. For example, there is something very special about "Take Her in Your Arms" performed by Andy Stewart and Manus Lanny. The message is simple: "Take her in your arms and tell her that you love her," but there is something very unique and relaxing about the delivery of the song. However, perhaps the best 9 minutes on this CD, or for any CD that I own, is the last track performed by Silly Wizard. I offer a challenge to everyone: try tapping your foot to this one-- it's so quick and full of energy that my leg gets tired after about one minute. I recommend this CD for anyone, whether you are new to the Celtic scene or an experienced listener, and heck, for $7 in exchange for more than 60 minutes of incredible music, you can't go wrong."
Diana Hinton | The Valley in Mississippi | 01/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the absolutely the BEST Celtic CD I have every heard!!! I will be short and sweet with my words. Andy Stewart and Manus Lunny have a beautiful masterpiece in "Take Her in Your Arms" (although I'm kind of concerned about the mention of crack!! in a celtic tune no less) It is a story of today and should be listened to carefully by the menfolk.
And Len Graham and Skylark give a hauntingly beautiful new sound to "Siuil A Run." Plus Jamie McMenemy and Kornog doing "Jesuitmont" had me picking at the invisible stringed instrument in my hands and cozying up to his sexy nasal voice. And not even last, as you listen to the velvet voice of Robbie O'Connell talking to us lassies, listen to the words as he tells us that he's always drunk and seldom sober, and thinking while he's drinking, and try to keep from smiling. I could go on, but there is not enough space to go into all the wonderful plucky sounds and feelings that this CD produces. Buy it is all I can say.
The entire CD made me want to dance and move!!! If you never buy another Celtic CD of tradtional music (?), you want to have this one to raise your spirits and put a shine on your otherwise dull life."