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Celtic Crossing
William Coulter
Celtic Crossing
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop
 
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Thousands of miles away in America, William Coulter fell in love with the music and language that came over the sea from the beautiful land of Ireland. His interpretations of these jigs, reels and airs reflect his deep rev...  more »

      
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All Artists: William Coulter
Title: Celtic Crossing
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Gourd Music
Original Release Date: 6/26/1995
Re-Release Date: 8/14/2001
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: Contemporary Folk, Celtic, Celtic New Age
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 090167012121, 090167012145

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Album Description
Thousands of miles away in America, William Coulter fell in love with the music and language that came over the sea from the beautiful land of Ireland. His interpretations of these jigs, reels and airs reflect his deep reverence for tradition, along with his unique creative response as an individual musician - hurrah for the folk process! Joined by guests including Shelley and Barry Phillips, Irish fiddler extraordinaire Kevin Burke and others, the tunes include beloved traditionals The Lark in the Morning, Si bheag, Si mhor, Banish Misfortune, Lagan Love, The Kesh Jig and Return to Fingal. You'll also find unexpected treasures including the lullaby Einini*, Ay Linda Amiga from Celtic Spain, and the Victorian Marble Halls. *Featured on the Narada Sampler Celtic Legacy.

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CD Reviews

Coulter understands Irish music on the guitar completely.
07/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"William Coulter is a classicly trained musician, with the acute analytical skills that implies, but it is the heart and sweetness of his playing that won me over. I have heard him solo and in bands since he was a student at US Santa Cruz, with other luminaries of British Isles music and playing my guitar in an ice cream shop. He shines, just shines. This album captures more of his immediacy and glow than any other. Perfect album to introduce the uninitiated to Irish music."
A must for lovers of Celtic music
strega2 | USA | 10/08/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"William Coulter brings a wealth of musical talent to this delightful collection of instrumental Celtic tunes. Some are ancient, some of his own composing (Stor Mo Chroi, written on the night of his son's birth, is a delight) and all are well-chosen and played. Coulter is one of a highly talented group of northern California musicians who consistently produce some of the best instrumental Celtic music available today. Grab this one if you love Celtic tunes."
The Lark At My Door
Marc Ruby? | Warren, MI USA | 06/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"William Coulter has developed a reputation for very tasteful arrangements of Celtic 'standards' and a fine technical control of his instrument - the guitar. Much of this reputation is based on the style he first displayed in Celtic Crossing. Since that time he has gone on to be part or lead in a further eight albums. Considering the time span, this demonstrates both Coulters ability as a musician and the depth of his creative energy. The album also contains the talents of Shelley and Barry Phillips, Kevin Burke, and several others. This is very much a traditional album, and one that prefers a soft and intimate tone. The focus is always on the music, rather than on the brilliance of any particular player. There is plenty of that, though, but it is always in keeping with the moment. This is 'cup of tea and staring out the window' music, and has a seductive grace that is often sadly lacking. I suppose that there is such a thing as too much Irish music in the house, but this album will always be welcome."