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There Was a Lady: Voice of Celtic Women
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest, New Age, Pop
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Isabel B. from SAN JUAN, PR
Reviewed on 8/10/2006...
Great, beautiful compilation of Celtic music.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Warning: This CD can be habit forming! These beautifully performed jewels of Celtic music will run through your head long after the CD player stops. Beginning with Mary Dillon's version of "Willie Taylor," the light-hearted song of the murder of an untrue lover, and ending with her haunting--almost eerie--rendition of "Dark Iniseoghain," the CD explores the depth and breadth of Celtic music. Dance reels are intermingled with beautiful ballads such as "There Was a Lady" and the Robert Burns song "Green Grow the Rushes Oh!" Perhaps the track that best embodies the intricate passions of the Celt, however, is Mairin Fahy's powerful performance of "Suil a Run," which is at once a toe-tapper and a heart-wrencher. But the most moving performance is Cathie Ryan's offering, "Roison Dubh." Her voice is so richly resonant that you may not notice at first that she is singing unaccompanied. This was without a doubt one of the best gifts that I have ever received. I consider it a MUST for everyone who loves Celtic culture."
An absolute delight!
Kathryn McNamara | Maryland, USA | 10/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a wonderful CD! I received it as a gift several years ago, and it still remains one of my absolute favorites today (I actually need to buy a new copy, because mine is starting to wear out).
It is a compilation of many well-known (and some not so well-known) female singers. Some of the standouts songs are Aoife Clancy's soothing "Green Grow the Rushes Oh," Triona Ni Dhomhnail's heartwarming "There was a Lady," and Mary Dillon's enchanting and mournful "Dark Iniseoghain."
I would highly recommend this CD to anyone with a love (or an interest in) traditional Irish music, as there is not a track on it that I dislike. It is truly outstanding!"