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Heart of Scotland: Coll of Gaelic Songs
Various Artists
Heart of Scotland: Coll of Gaelic Songs
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
 
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This compilation (16 tracks with 16 artists or groups) is drawn from Scotland's wide-ranging independent label Greentrax. It explores both traditional music and the modern performers who have accepted and extended its insp...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Heart of Scotland: Coll of Gaelic Songs
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Music Club
Original Release Date: 6/16/1998
Release Date: 6/16/1998
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Contemporary Folk, Celtic, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 614475006520

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This compilation (16 tracks with 16 artists or groups) is drawn from Scotland's wide-ranging independent label Greentrax. It explores both traditional music and the modern performers who have accepted and extended its inspiration. Scotland has a proud, rich, and ancient tradition of folk music--two traditions, really: highland and lowland--including dances, fiddle tunes, mournful ballads in Gaelic and English and, above all, the music of bagpipes (which Scots call simply "pipes") and the unique "mouth music" where the voice behaves like a musical instrument to accompany dancing. The listener hears a panoramic variety of performers and styles and is implicitly invited to pick a few to explore in more depth in the label's extensive catalog. Most will find plenty to like. --Joe McLellan

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Scotland's Great Secret
Chuck Dalldorf | Sacramento, CA USA | 12/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Heart of Scotland" is an ecclectic mix of traditonal and modern celtic songs. The mix of verse and instruments reveals one of the great secrets of Scotland -- a land of intense passion and culture. There is more to Scottish music then jigs and bagpipes and this collection is an eye opening, ear pleasing key into that great secret. Haunting vocals, and truly joyful instrumentals will have you yearning for a land you may never have been to but you will always feel you deeply know thanks to this incredibly enchanting compilation. An amazing and satisfying experience for all senses."