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John Kenny - Dragon Voices: The Giant Celtic Horns of Ancient Europe (2016)

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John Kenny - Dragon Voices: The Giant Celtic Horns of Ancient Europe (2016)

John Kenny - Dragon Voices: The Giant Celtic Horns of Ancient Europe (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Artwork included
Ancient Classical, Early Music, Celtic | Label: Delphian | # DCD34183 | 01:06:42

People of Celtic culture all over ancient Europe were fascinated by lip reed instruments, and made great horns and trumpets in many forms including the carnyx, a two-metre-long bronze trumpet surmounted by a stylised animal head. One of these was found at Deskford, Scotland, in 1816 and reconstructed in the early 1990s; it is joined here by the magnificent Tintignac carnyx, discovered in southern France in 2004 and reconstructed specially for the current project. A new reconstruction has also been made of the Loughnashade horn from Ireland, with its exquisite decorated bell disc. Recent developments in music archaeology have vastly increased our knowledge and understanding of both the physical construction of these instruments and their likely playing techniques. John Kenny has specialised in their performance for a quarter of a century, and his newly created music explores the voices of these instruments in solo, duo and ensemble textures, drawing upon Celtic mythical characters, echoes of ancient ritual in modern society, and impressions of real places in Ireland, Scotland and France.

Julie Fowlis - Alterum (2017)

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Julie Fowlis - Alterum (2017)

Julie Fowlis - Alterum (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:45:22 | 104 Mb
Folk, Celtic, Female Vocal | Label: Machair Records

Julie Fowlis originally hails from North Uist in the Outer Hebrides and is now based in the Highlands of Scotland. Firmly established as a world music artist with a natural interest and ability to cross-over into other genres and styles, she will forever be known as the singing voice of Merida, the female protagonist in the Disney-Pixar Oscar/Bafta/Golden Globe winning movie 'Brave'. During an impressive career spanning more than a decade, with multiple awards, accolades and four studio albums, she has until now, sung primarily in Scottish Gaelic. The Latin title of her fifth studio album 'alterum' gently suggests that this record is a departure from what has gone before.

VA - A Christmas Celtic Sojourn (2001)

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VA - A Christmas Celtic Sojourn (2001)

VA - A Christmas Celtic Sojourn (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 01:07:01 | 359 Mb
Celtic, Xmas | Label: Rounder Records

On A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, Brian O'Donovan, the host of the Celtic Sojourn radio show, compiles a collection of songs that mixes the contemplative with more raucous fare, ancient melodies with modern, and the earthy with the ethereal. The musicians come from all corners of the Celtic world, and include the Breton choir Ensemble Choral du Bout du Monde, who blend medieval vocal harmonies with modern instruments such as the tin whistle and the guitar; Dordan, the masters of Irish baroque music; and the pan-Celtic band the Boys of the Lough. Also included are English performers Maddy Prior (the lead singer of Steeleye Span) and the family group Waterson:Carthy, who deliver a hearty version of the "The Ditchling Carol." The majority of the tracks feature vocals, but the instrumental selections–particularly fiddler Bonnie Rideout's haunting "Gloomy Winter" and the lovely "Midwinter Waltz" from the Boys of the Lough–do a beautiful job of wordlessly evoking the season. By passing over too-familiar Christmas songs in favor of less-well-known melodies, O'Donovan has come up with that rarest of all holiday treats–a gift that that both surprises and delights.

Dolores O'Riordan (The Cranberries) - 'Are You Listening?' (2007) + 'No Baggage' (2009) [Re-Up]

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Dolores O'Riordan (The Cranberries) - 'Are You Listening?' (2007) + 'No Baggage' (2009) [Re-Up]

Dolores O'Riordan (The Cranberries) - 'Are You Listening?' (2007) + 'No Baggage' (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 498 + 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 + 123 Mb | Scans Included
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Folk Rock, Celtic | Label: BMG / Cooking Vinyl | # BVCP-21530 / COOK CD

Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan is an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. She led the rock band The Cranberries to worldwide success for thirteen years before the band took a break starting in 2003, reuniting in 2009. Her first solo album Are You Listening? was released in May 2007. Her second solo album No Baggage was released in August 2009.

VA - Scarborough Fair: The Best Of English Folk (2006) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Scarborough Fair: The Best Of English Folk (2006) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

VA - Scarborough Fair: The Best Of English Folk (2006) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.27 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 545 Mb | Scans ~ 48 Mb | 03:56:38
British Folk, British Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Castle | # CMETD1273

Three-disc, 64-track collection. The folk revival that took place at club level during the Sixties introduced a whole new audience to traditional folksong, while also bringing to the fore the concept of the earnest young singer/songwriter. When, by the end of the decade, centuries-old songs were being given a sonic makeover by the new breed of electric folkies (headed by the likes of Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span, both of whom are represented on this collection), folk music had long since escaped out of the clubs and into the charts. This companion piece to similar 3CD sets concentrating on the Irish and Scottish folk scenes focuses on the astonishing depth of talent emanating from the English folk scene during this most tumultuous of decades. Every facet of the English folk genre is encompassed, ranging from club singers and trad folksong revivalists like Isla Cameron and Shirley Collins, the post-Dylan singer/songwriter (Donovan, Ralph McTell), folk-based fusion act Pentangle, and even such turn-of-the-decade acid folk iconoclasts as Synathesia and the mighty Comus.

Natalie Merchant - Leave Your Sleep (2010)

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Natalie Merchant - Leave Your Sleep (2010)

Natalie Merchant - Leave Your Sleep (2010)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Nonesuch Records, 7559-79803-9 | ~ 599 or 253 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 29 Mb
Celtic, Bluegrass, Romani, Folk

Throughout her career, Natalie Merchant has thrived on exceeding only her own expectations. Her last album, 2003’s The House Carpenter’s Daughter, rooted in American and British Isles folk traditions, was a stepping stone toward Leave Your Sleep. Where the former's songs were made of originals and covers, the latter marries them in sung poetry and original music from various traditions…

Blackmore's Night - Winter Carols 2006 (2017 Edition)

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Blackmore's Night - Winter Carols 2006 (2017 Edition)

Blackmore's Night - Winter Carols 2006 (2017 Edition)
Folk, Celtic, Xmas | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:33:43 | 215 MB
Label: Minstrel Hall Music

Digitally remastered two CD edition of their Christmas album, with three brand new bonus tracks! The festive season is a particularly special time for Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night, not least because many traditional Christmas songs ("Carols") originate from medieval times, which are so dear to them. On this album, Ritchie and Candice share with their fans some of their favorite Christmas songs of the last 400 years. The song 'Wish You Were Here' is a wonderful cover version of the Rednex song, beautifully interpreted by Candice and embellished by Ritchie's distinctive guitar-playing. The album also contains 'Christmas Eve', Blackmore's Night's previous Christmas single (from 2013) in different versions. Finally, this 2017 remastered edition contains three brand new bonus tracks: 'Deck The Halls', 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' and 'Oh Christmas Tree'.

Loreena McKennitt - The Book Of Secrets (1997) {2005, Remastered}

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Loreena McKennitt - The Book Of Secrets (1997) {2005, Remastered}

Loreena McKennitt - The Book Of Secrets (1997) {2005, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 346 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 153 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, World, Celtic | Quinlan Road #R2 46719

The Book of Secrets, the follow-up to 1994's The Mask and Mirror – there was a Christmas EP, A Winter Garden, released in 1995) – finds Loreena McKennitt in the same musical vein, mixing Celtic, Spanish, Italian, and new age to create her own distinct sound. The only problem is that she did not seem to progress much during the time between releases. This is not necessarily a bad thing, since she still knows how to write incredible melodies and layer instruments to produce peaceful images. "Night Ride Across the Caucasus" and "Dante's Prayer" are just two prime examples of this. And she continues her practice of setting classic poetry to music…

Celtic Thunder - Inspirational (2017)

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Celtic Thunder - Inspirational (2017)

Celtic Thunder - Inspirational (2017)
Celtic, Folk, Male Vocalists | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:09:46 | 160 MB
Label: Legacy Recordings

Celtic Thunder s Inspirational album is a great mix of Christian and Inspirational songs that we all know and love and were chosen because they inspire us and make us thankful for our wonderful audience who give us the chance to do what we love. Songs such as From the Ground Up Dan and Shay, The Preacher & the Stranger Joey & Rory, If I Can Dream Elvis Presley, In the Garden Alan Jackson, Unanswered Prayers Garth Brooks, Down to the River to Pray Alison Krauss, You ll Never walk Alone Gerry & the Pacemakers and others all performed by Celtic Thunder.

The Young'uns - Strangers (2017)

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The Young'uns - Strangers (2017)

The Young'uns - Strangers (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 38 minutes | 88 MB
Celtic Folk, Pop | Label: Hereteu Records

Twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Group winners (2015 & 2016), The Young'Uns' 4th studio album Strangers' is a collection of folk songs for our times - a homage to the outsider, a eulogy for the wayfarer and a hymn for the migrant.

The Curious Bards & Ilektra Platiopoulou - The Curious Bards: [Ex]tradition - harmonia nova #1 (2017)

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The Curious Bards & Ilektra Platiopoulou - The Curious Bards: [Ex]tradition - harmonia nova #1 (2017)

The Curious Bards & Ilektra Platiopoulou - The Curious Bards: [Ex]tradition - harmonia nova #1
Classical, Celtic | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 49:21 min | 296 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

Since 2014, The Curious Bards has united five musicians, who love Gaelic and Celtic traditional music. These five musicians had an early music education and have studied in prestigious institutions in Lyon, Paris and Basel. Their musical paths have integrated traditional Irish and Scottish practice for many years.

The Chieftains - The Long Black Veil (1995)

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The Chieftains - The Long Black Veil (1995)

The Chieftains - The Long Black Veil (1995)
Folk | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
RCA 74321 25167 2 | rel: 1995 | 410Mb

With Long Black Veil, the Chieftains attempted a mainstream pop crossover by recording with rock and pop stars from the Rolling Stones and Sting to Van Morrison and Sinéad O'Connor. Instead of changing their sound to accommodate the talents of their guests, the band plays it straight. As always, their performance is superb; what is surprising is how well the pop stars sing Celtic material. None of the guest singers sound displaced or uncomfortable, which is largely due to the sympathetic performances of the Chieftains.

Loreena McKennitt - The Visit (1991)

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Loreena McKennitt - The Visit (1991)

Loreena McKennitt - The Visit (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 329 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 139 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Celtic | Quinlan Road / Warner Bros. #9 26880-2

Loreena McKennitt's fourth release, and first for a major label, is a quietly majestic tapestry of worldbeat and Celtic pop that effortlessly weaves together traditional and contemporary songs into lush showcases for her fluid voice and harp. The multi-talented Canadian utilizes all of her strengths here, resulting in her most rewarding batch of tunes to date. With larger production values and more ambitious arrangements than the sparse Elemental and Parallel Dreams, her flair for the dramatic and the theatrical runs rampant throughout. Whether she's toasting the souls of the departed with Pagan glee on the delicious "All Souls Night," or reinterpreting King Henry VIII's "Greensleeves" through Tom Waits…

Loreena McKennitt - Parallel Dreams (1989) {2005 Reissue, Remastered}

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Loreena McKennitt - Parallel Dreams (1989) {2005 Reissue, Remastered}

Loreena McKennitt - Parallel Dreams (1989) {2005 Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 282 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 112 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Celtic | Quinlan Road #R2 73985

Parallel Dreams, the Canadian harpist/songwriter's quietly moving sophomore release, finds the mystical red-haired siren in true balladeer form. By far McKennitt's most romantic venture – the liner notes describe the project's central theme as a "yearning toward love, liberty and integration" – Dreams is more ambitious than her sparse, impeccably recorded debut, Elemental, tripling the amount of players and laying the groundwork for the immense scope she would go on to attain on future recordings. The heartbreaking trio of "Standing Stones," "Annachnie Gordon," and "Dickens' Dublin" – the latter features an effective radio-show sample of an unnamed Irish school child detailing the birth of Christ – stand among the artist's finest works…

Loreena McKennitt - To Drive The Cold Winter Away (1987) {2005 Reissue, Remastered}

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Loreena McKennitt - To Drive The Cold Winter Away (1987) {2005 Reissue, Remastered}

Loreena McKennitt - To Drive The Cold Winter Away (1987) {2005 Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 285 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 117 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Celtic | Quinlan Road #R2 73984

Recorded in various halls and abbeys in Ireland, and completed in the Church of Our Lady in Guelph, Ontario, harpist/arranger/vocalist Loreena McKennitt's first foray into the crowded field of holiday music – she would go on to release an EP called Winter Garden in 1995 – is steeped in old-world atmosphere. To Drive the Cold Winter Away celebrates the winter solstice through eight traditional English, Scottish, and Irish carols and ballads and two Mckennitt originals. The artist's reverence for her source material is moving…