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Celtic Woman
Artist: Celtic Woman
UPC: 00724386023322
Label: Manhattan
Genre: World Music
    OUR PRICE: $12.53  
Product Type: Compact Disc
Released: March 2005
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Annotation: CELTIC WOMAN is the brainchild of David Downes, a composer/conductor who was heavily involved with the American production of RIVERDANCE. Not surprisingly, all of the lights, drama, and musical bombast of that esteemed show are present on this production as well. Instead of showcasing legions of dancers, however, CELTIC WOMAN puts the emphasis on the rich heritage of traditional and contemporary Irish music, as performed by five talented female performers from varying musical backgrounds. Though the melodies are often extremely simple and unadorned, the production is just as lush and majestic as anything on Yanni's LIVE AT THE ACROPOLIS, and should appeal to fans of that disc. The opening track features the extraordinary, bell-like vocal timbre of 15-year-old Chloe Agnew over an orchestral backing that includes tin whistle. "Isle of Inisfree" showcases Orla Fallon, whose dark voice and supple harp playing make for a haunting listening experience. On numerous tracks, several of the Irish sirens sing together; a particular standout is a soothingly sweet version of Enya's breakthrough hit "Orinoco Flow."
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Weight: 0.20 lbs
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Track Listing
1 Last Rose Of Summer (Intro) / Walking In The Air
2 Someday
3 She Moved Thru' the Fair
4 Nella Fantasia - (Italian)
5 Butterfly, The
6 Harry's Game - (Irish Gaelic)
7 Soft Goodbye, The
8 You Raise Me Up
9 The Ashoken Farewell / The Contradiction
10 Si Do Mahimeo I (The Wealthy Widow) - (Irish Gaelic)
11 May It Be
12 Isle of Inisfree
13 Danny Boy
14 One World
15 Ave Maria - (Latin)
16 Send Me a Song
17 Siuil a Run (Walk My Love)
18 Orinoco Flow
Release Date : 03/01/2005
General Description : Performer
Muze Genre-sub class : International
Number of Discs : 1
Running Time : 65 minutes 3 seconds
Performance Recorded : Studio
Misc Note : Celtic Woman: Orla Fallon (vocals, harp); Chlo‚, Lisa, M‚av (vocals); M ir‚ad (fiddle). Additional personnel: Des Moore (guitar); Martin Johnston (cello); David Downes (whistle, harpsichord, keyboards); John O'Brien (Uilleann pipe); Eoghan O'Neill (bass guitar); Robbie Casserly (percussion). CELTIC WOMAN is the brainchild of David Downes, a composer/conductor who was heavily involved with the American production of RIVERDANCE. Not surprisingly, all of the lights, drama, and musical bombast of that esteemed show are present on this production as well. Instead of showcasing legions of dancers, however, CELTIC WOMAN puts the emphasis on the rich heritage of traditional and contemporary Irish music, as performed by five talented female performers from varying musical backgrounds. Though the melodies are often extremely simple and unadorned, the production is just as lush and majestic as anything on Yanni's LIVE AT THE ACROPOLIS, and should appeal to fans of that disc. The opening track features the extraordinary, bell-like vocal timbre of 15-year-old Chloe Agnew over an orchestral backing that includes tin whistle. "Isle of Inisfree" showcases Orla Fallon, whose dark voice and supple harp playing make for a haunting listening experience. On numerous tracks, several of the Irish sirens sing together; a particular standout is a soothingly sweet version of Enya's breakthrough hit "Orinoco Flow."