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Celtic Sessions
William Coulter
Celtic Sessions
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age
 
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William Coulter follows up his popular Celtic Crossing with his latest recording Celtic Sessions. His distinctive guitar style has been a mainstay on many Gourd recordings. With cellist Barry Phillips, William has recorde...  more »

      
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All Artists: William Coulter
Title: Celtic Sessions
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Gourd Music
Original Release Date: 5/6/1997
Release Date: 5/6/1997
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age
Styles: Celtic, Celtic New Age
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090167012626

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William Coulter follows up his popular Celtic Crossing with his latest recording Celtic Sessions. His distinctive guitar style has been a mainstay on many Gourd recordings. With cellist Barry Phillips, William has recorded three highly acclaimed recordings of traditional Shaker melodies, Simple Gifts, Tree of Life, and Music on the Mountain. His work has been heard on four of the Narada Celtic Samplers as well as a hearts of Space collection of Celtic Lullabies. On his latest recording he is joined by a talented cast of players which include : Martin Hayes and Alasdair on fiddle, Seamus Egan on flute and 4-string banjo, Todd Denman on uilleann pipes as well as his long time musical friends Barry and Shelley Phillips, Lars Johannesson, Paul Machlis, Theo Page and Neal Hellman. "The sounds on this album are pristine; it is beautifully recorded, capturing a range of nuances and gentle moods that are rarely heard on recordings of Celtic music. The arrangements are mostly contemporary, the content traditional and above all else it is musically expressive in a way that helps to redefine the place of the guitar in Celtic Music." - Martin Hayes

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Wonderful Celtic Music
tresi | Avondale Estates, GA USA | 04/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this album. Rarely have I heard such exquisite guitar playing, in any genre. Coulter's interpretations on many Irish classics, as well as some originals, is simply beautiful and, together with his impressive list of guest musicians, makes for a truly remarkable album of Celtic music. If you like guitar music, or Irish music, you can't go wrong with this album."
Beautiful, original interpretations of trad Celtic music
Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 07/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lovely stuff, centered around Coulter's delicate guitar work, which has clear echoes of John Renborne and, to a lesser extent, John Fahey. At any rate, these mellow instrumentals never fall into the easy listening/New Age abyss, retaining dignity and authenticity while also sounding very, very relaxing and easy on the ears. Themes are well-developed and fully explored, particularly on longer tracks like "March Of The King Of Laois." Recommended!"