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Faire Celts: A Woman's Voice
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
As with previous titles in the Narada catalog (like Celtic Voices and Celtic Spirit), Faire Celts is a cobbled-together sampler of genre contemporaries. While wide ranging in source, from pop-songstress Sinead O'Connor to ... more »
As with previous titles in the Narada catalog (like Celtic Voices and Celtic Spirit), Faire Celts is a cobbled-together sampler of genre contemporaries. While wide ranging in source, from pop-songstress Sinead O'Connor to Capercaillie's Karen Matheson and Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh of Altan, these selections hardly veer from dusty little tunes of girlish prettiness. And pretty they are, from the fine fiddle break and drumming of Eimear Quinn's "The Voice" to Mae McKenna's otherworldly vocals on "Dream Lover" to the simple balladry of Mary McLaughlin's "A Woman's Heart." And yet cool tones, squeaky-clean production, and seamless sameness fail to capture the earthy womanly power expected of such a venture. Most adventurous is the shattered jazzy beats of the Sandra McKay/Tannas collaboration, and O'Connor stands shoulders above her sisters in soul. --Paige La Grone
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Myra S. (ignolopi) from SLC, UT
Reviewed on 4/26/2011...
This is an excellent collection of beautiful songs. The tracks by Altan and Capercaillie are some old favorites, but I was impressed with almost the entire album. It could do without 'He Moved Through the Fair', and without Mary McLaughlin's version of A Woman's Heart, both a little lackluster compared to the rest of the album.
The Voice is a lovely song, Can You See The Border is haunting, Ferry Me Across The Water is gorgeous, Erin Gra mo Chroi so sweet.
An excellent choice!
This cd rarely leaves my cd player...
Clara Masters | USA | 03/01/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My roommate and I have really enjoyed this cd the past few weeks that we've had it. Our favorites so far have been "A Woman's Heart" by Mary McLaughlin, "Can You See the Border?" by Keri Steele and Nina Loretto, and "I Am Going to the West" by Connie Dover. We are so curious as to what some of the songs' lyrics mean, but that doesn't stop us from listening to it over and over again. I don't usually enjoy compilations because there are always a few songs that I don't enjoy and I always have to skip over them, but that's not the case with this cd. If you like Enya or Clannad, I think I could guarantee that you will like this cd."
Kelly L. (www.FantasyLiterature.com | Columbia, MO United States | 07/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this CD. I heard it playing in a local bookstore, and after two songs, marched right up to the clerk and asked, "What are you playing?" When she told me, I immediately went to the music racks and found it, and bought it. Every song in this compilation is beautiful in its own way. Some are contemplative ("I Am Going to the West"); some make you want to dance ("Hoireann O"). Several of them will bring tears to your eyes. There's a song here for whatever mood you're in. One of the most pleasant surprises was Sinead O'Connor's rendition of "He Moved Through the Fair"; the controversy that surrounded her almost made us forget what a haunting BeanSidhe voice she has. If you like Celtic music, or folk music, or women's music, get your hands--and ears--on this collection, ASAP."