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Horslips - Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part (1972) Japanese Remastered 2008

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Horslips - Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part (1972) Japanese Remastered 2008

Horslips - Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part (1972) Japanese Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included | 00:44:53
British Folk-Rock, Celtic Rock, Prog-Rock | Label: Strange Days | # POCE-1243

Get ready for the ride of your life through Irish folk-rock styles. The opening track of the group's debut album, with its pipes, button accordion, and percussion, could pass for any Chieftains record, but then the electricity kicks in on "Hall of Mirrors," and the rest is melodic rock, not so much folk-rock as folkish rock, recalling early Genesis. John Fean sounds like he's playing folk melodies even as he plays runs on his electric guitar on "The Clergy's Lamentation," and the group follows this with an anthem-like piece of Gaelic rock ("An Bratach Ban") with a dance-like instrumental break. "Bim Istigh Ag Ol" is probably the best track on the album, and "Hall of Mirrors" and "Furniture" remained in their stage act for years, the latter, with its superb middle section – favorably recalling Steve Howe's playing with Yes on their early albums – transformed into a 15-minute epic. And just when you think you've got them pegged as a progressive folk-rock outfit, they deliver the exquisitely languid, almost impressionistic "The Shamrock Shore" and the playful "Dance for Yer Daddy," which sounds like the Chieftains with vocals until Fean's electric guitar kicks in.

Horslips - The Tain (1973) Japanese Reissue 2008

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Horslips - The Tain (1973) Japanese Reissue 2008

Horslips - The Táin (1973) Japanese Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included | 00:42:17
British Folk-Rock, Celtic Rock, Prog-Rock | Label: Strange Days | # POCE-1244

The most ambitious and successful of their early albums, Horslips' most progressive creation, and maybe the most successful rock concept album ever done, The Tain is rock put into the service of epic storytelling (or is it the other way around?). Based on the Irish saga Tain Bo Cuailgne (The Cattle Raid of Cooley), part of the Ulster Cycle of heroic tales, it tells of war and carnage brought about over the possession of a white bull, inspired by events estimated to have taken place around 500 B.C. This is a long way from Chuck Berry or Little Richard, but it does rock hard, and unlike a lot of progressive rock, The Tain displays considerable tension and momentum. Some listeners will detect modest similarities to Jethro Tull's work (especially on "Charolais"), but there's a lot less meandering here than there is on Tull albums, the flute playing is better, and the material moves forward in a fairly nimble fashion. It would be easy to praise John Fean's guitar, but Jim Lockhart's flute is just as impressive, Charles O'Connor's violin playing is gorgeous, and Eamonn Carr's drumming is dazzling. And the vocals are quite good too, sweet but earthy and honest, and not self-consciously profound – these boys had ambition, but they weren't full of themselves or too given to pretensions.

Altan - The Gap Of Dreams (2018)

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Altan - The Gap Of Dreams (2018)

Altan - The Gap Of Dreams (2018)
celtic, irish folk, world | 58:54 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 334 MB
Label: Compass

After thirty years of playing on stages all over the world from Dublin to New York, Tokyo to Sydney, premier traditional Irish band, Altan came back to the hills of Donegal to record their new album, THE GAP OF DREAMS. The 13 tracks transport the listener to the lifestyle of rural Donegal, to a time before electricity when folks would gather together in the mists of winter to tell stories, sing songs and dance into the wee hours of the night. The music lifted the locals’ spirits and helped elevate them beyond the hardships of the day like famine, conflict and emigration. It is this spirit that informed the development of the band through their many phases of growth from a duo performing in pubs to international touring and recording artists.

Finbar Furey - Don't Stop This Now (2018)

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Finbar Furey - Don't Stop This Now (2018)

Finbar Furey - Don't Stop This Now (2018)
folk, celtic irish, irish folk, world | 54:24 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 312 MB
Label: BMG Rights Management

‘Finbar Furey proves that he is not just a massive force in Irish music’s heritage, he is a massive force in shaping its future as well’ – Shane MacGowan.

VA - The Rough Guide To Irish Folk (1999)

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VA - The Rough Guide To Irish Folk (1999)

VA - The Rough Guide To Irish Folk (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 01:15:08 | 415 Mb
Folk | Label: World Music Network

The Rough Guide to Irish Folk provides an introduction to the different styles and artists within the genre. Established groups like De Danann and Deata and newer artists perform jigs, reels, and "sean nos, " a traditional form of a cappella singing. Rich in heritage and creativity, this collection should whet the appetite of anyone interested in contemporary Irish folk performers.

Andy M. Stewart & Manus Lunny - At It Again (1990)

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Andy M. Stewart & Manus Lunny - At It Again (1990)

Andy M. Stewart & Manus Lunny - At It Again (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Scans
279 Mb | 107 Mb | Time: 42:53
Green Linnet | GLCD 1107
Scottish Folk, Singer-Songwriter

Andy M. Stewart and Manus Lunny are, indeed, At It Again! This album captures the pair in extraordinary form. The uniquely expressive voice of Stewart, Silly Wizard’s lead singer, is among Scotland’s finest, and here it soars.

Andy M. Stewart - Songs Of Robert Burns (1989)

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Andy M. Stewart - Songs Of Robert Burns (1989)

Andy M. Stewart - Songs Of Robert Burns (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Scans
228 Mb | 95 Mb | Time: 37:47
Wundertüte | CD TÜT 72.140
Scottish Folk, Singer-Songwriter

As well as being a great singer and songwriter, Andy also made this fine collection of songs by Robert Burns, accompanied by members of "Capercaillie", and certainly by Manus Lunny. Anybody with a fondness for Burns's poetry should hear this album.

Andy M. Stewart, Phil Cunningham, Manus Lunny - Fire In The Glen (1985)

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Andy M. Stewart, Phil Cunningham, Manus Lunny - Fire In The Glen (1985)

Andy M. Stewart, Phil Cunningham, Manus Lunny - Fire In The Glen (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Scans
223 Mb | 95 Mb | 39:11
Shanachie | SH 79062
Scottish Folk, Singer-Songwriter

Classic Scottish Folk music CD. In the mid 80s, Stewart teamed up with Irish band Capercaillie’s Manus Lunny, an esteemed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer. The duo toured extensively and recorded Fire in the Glen (1985) (featuring Silly Wizard member Phil Cunningham). If you like traditional style Scottish/Celtic music then you need this CD.

VA - Sult: Spirit of the Music (1996)

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VA - Sult: Spirit of the Music (1996)

VA - Sult: Spirit of the Music (1996)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 367 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans included
Celtic, Traditional Irish Folk, Folk-Rock | Label: The Bottom Line | # BTL97302-2 | 01:06:41

Under the musical direction of Donal Lunny, features big names such as John McSherry, Nollaig Casey, Van Morrison, Maire Brennan, Stephen Cooney, Nomos, Matt Molloy, Pat Crowley, Noel Bridgeman, Maire Breatnach, Seamus Begley, John Spillane, Liam 0' Flynn, Paul Brady, Mark Knopfler, Anuna, Brian Kennedy, Laoise Kelly, Maighréad Ní Dhomhnaill, Mairtin 0' Connor, Iarla Ó Lionaird and Sharon Shannon.

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh - Daybreak: Fáinne An Lae (2006)

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Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh - Daybreak: Fáinne An Lae (2006)

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh - Daybreak: Fáinne An Lae (2006)
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 274 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 111 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 139 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Celtic, Folk | Compass Records #7 4428 2

If a listener approaches Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh's new album expecting to hear traditional interpretations of Celtic folk songs, he or she will probably be disappointed. If, on the other hand, a listener approaches Daybreak: Fáinne an Lae as contemporary folk that borrows a thing or two from tradition, he or she will find it quite enjoyable. Part of the problem in how to interpret her music is that even her name, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, hints at tradition, as does the album's title. And it doesn't help that she sings a number of old folk songs in her native tongue, again hinting at a commitment to traditionalism. But whatever language Amhlaoibh sings, and whether the songs come…

Clannad - Macalla (Deluxe Edition) (1985/2003)

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Clannad - Macalla (Deluxe Edition) (1985/2003)

Clannad - Macalla (Deluxe Edition) (1985/2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:44:25 | 278 Mb
Celtic Folk, New Age, Female Vocal | Label: RCA Records

Macalla is a 1985 musical album by Irish folk group Clannad. It is their ninth album and became prominent with a collaboration between Clannad's singer Moya Brennan and U2 vocalist Bono on the duet "In a Lifetime". Furthermore, it featured some internationally renowned artists such as art rock saxophone player Mel Collins, an ex-King Crimson member and famous for his solo on The Rolling Stones' "Miss You", and Anton Corbijn's photography. The album's title is Irish for "echo". Two of its songs are sung entirely in Irish: "Caisleán Óir", which translates as "golden castle", and "Buachaill Ón Éirne", which means "boy from the Erne".

Orla Fallon - The Water Is Wide (2000) [Reissue 2005]

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Orla Fallon - The Water Is Wide (2000) [Reissue 2005]

Orla Fallon - The Water Is Wide (2000) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 197 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 92 Mb | Scans | Time: 37:08
Manhattan Records | 0946 3 42966 2 5
Vocal Pop, Celtic, New Age

The smash success of Celtic Woman generated a lot of demand for more music from the talented performers, and The Water Is Wide is a rerelease of the first album of Orla Fallon, the harp-playing brunette. As the title suggests, the album is filled with traditional songs, including "The Water Is Wide," "She Moved Thro' the Fair," and "Down by the Sally Gardens," as well as traditional Irish songs such as "Aliliu Na Gamhna," "Carrickfergus," and "The Gartan Mother's Lullaby." Celtic Woman fans will enjoy hearing "Siuil a Run" again, and it also provides a different vibe to the rest of the album's steady flow of delicate loveliness. Most of the songs are Orla accompanying herself, but at only 37 minutes, The Water Is Wide doesn't overstay its welcome. The album peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard chart of World Music albums in 2006.

Lisa Kelly - Lisa (2003) [Reissue 2005]

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Lisa Kelly - Lisa (2003) [Reissue 2005]

Lisa Kelly - Lisa (2003) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 254 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 107 Mb | Scans | Time: 43:19
Manhattan Records | 0946 3 42964 2 7
Classical Crossover, Vocal Pop, Celtic

Lisa Ann Kelly is a singer of both classical and Celtic music. Lisa is best known as the orignal lead female vocalist in Riverdance and her subsequent work as part of Celtic Woman. She has won many awards for singing and drama in Ireland, among them the Feis Ceoil R&R Cup, The Tomas Moore “Singer of the Year” and “Best Female Performer” in the Northern Ireland Musical Awards. 'Lisa' is her debut album from 2003 and features songs such as ‘Lift the Wings’ from ‘Riverdance’, and ‘The Deer’s Cry’ from ‘The Pilgrim’.

Meav - Meav (1998) [Reissue 2000]

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Meav - Meav (1998) [Reissue 2000]

Meav - Meav (1998) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 254 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 116 Mb | Scans | Time: 45:01
Hearts Of Space | 11098-2
Classical Crossover, Vocal Pop, Celtic

A featured soloist with the Irish choral group Anuna, Meav garnered raves for her vocal contribution to the London and New York productions of Riverdance. A soprano with the surprising quality of a light and tightly focused pitch, the young vocalist steps out with her self-titled debut of Celtic traditional and classical pieces. Alternately accompanied by an Irish band or swelling orchestra, Meav's tones ring with bell-like clarity, and she seems to effortlessly unspool sound, moving from natural range to head voice with no shrill or heavy accents. Particularly lovely are renditions of the opening theme from the film Rob Roy, the Celtic traditional "She Moved Through the Fair," and "One I Love," a largely a cappella number that'll give you goose bumps.

Lynn Hilary - Take Me With You (2008)

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Lynn Hilary - Take Me With You (2008)

Lynn Hilary - Take Me With You (2008)
XLD Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 240 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 104 Mb | Time: 44:02
Manhattan Records | 50999 6 98017 2 3
Classical Crossover, Vocal Pop, Celtic, Acoustic

Lynn Hilary's 'Take Me With You' is the debut, solo album from the vocalist also known for her work as part of Riverdance, Celtic Woman and Anúna. The album features 12 tracks including the beautifully haunting 'Erin Beo' and 'Sunset of Gold', a duet with Don Mescall. The arrangements are mostly piano-and guitar-driven with embellishment by strings, with some jazz influences here and there as well. … Lynn has an amazing voice.