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Oysterband - Trawler (1994)

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Oysterband - Trawler (1994)

Oysterband - Trawler (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 391 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included | 00:57:34
British Folk-Rock, Celtic Rock, British Folk | Label: Cooking Vinyl | # COOK CD 078

Oysterband's Trawler is a compilation of favorites from the group's previous seven albums, only newly recorded by the present lineup. Essentially, it's like a "covers" album of The Oysterband covering itself. Long one of Britain's prime synthesists of Celtic and rock, and a thorn in the side of purists everywhere, Trawler takes the group's material one step further away from tradition. Hal-An-Tow is a possessed whirligig of sounds; Oxford Girl reconfirms itself as the group's most memorable melody. One has to admit to slight unease with the "rewriting history" aspect of this re-recording, and a compilation of the original versions would have been far more comfortable.

The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & The Lash (1985) {1988, Reissue}

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The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & The Lash (1985) {1988, Reissue}

The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & The Lash (1985) {1988, Reissue}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 242 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 106 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 91 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock, Celtic Rock, Celtic Punk, Folk Punk, Irish Folk | Upfront / TELDEC #8.26802 ZP (RUM 8008)

"I saw my task… was to capture them in their delapidated glory before some more professional producer f–ked them up," Elvis Costello wrote of his role behind the controls for the Pogues' second album, Rum Sodomy & the Lash. One spin of the album proves that Costello accomplished his mission; this album captures all the sweat, fire, and angry joy that was lost in the thin, disembodied recording of the band's debut, and the Pogues sound stronger and tighter without losing a bit of their edge in the process. Rum Sodomy & the Lash also found Shane MacGowan growing steadily as a songwriter; while the debut had its moments, the blazing and bitter roar of the opening track, "The Sick Bed of Cúchulainn," made it clear MacGowan had fused the intelligent anger of punk and the sly storytelling of Irish folk as no one had before, and the rent boys' serenade of "The Old Main Drag" and the dazzling, drunken character sketch of "A Pair of Brown Eyes" proved there were plenty of directions where he could take his gifts.

Blowzabella - Two Score (2018)

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Blowzabella - Two Score (2018)

Blowzabella - Two Score (2018)
World, Ethnic, Folk | 54:40 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 353 MB
Label: Blowzabella

All the members of the group compose music and find traditional tunes and songs for the band. Most often we develop arrangements together by gathering in a room, playing the melody and exploring tempo, keys, rhythm and harmony until we get to a point where it sounds like Blowzabella.

Horslips - Drive The Cold Winter Away (1975) Japanese Reissue 2008

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Horslips - Drive The Cold Winter Away (1975) Japanese Reissue 2008

Horslips - Drive The Cold Winter Away (1975) Japanese Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 383 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans included | 00:38:33
British Folk-Rock, Celtic, Folk-Prog | Label: Strange Days | # POCE-1247

At a time when Horslips were rapidly drifting away from their quasi-traditional Irish roots, they unexpectedly delivered this gift-wrapped gem. With the exception of Barry Devlin's electric bass and John Fean's occasional contemporary guitar stylings, this is a solid traditional Irish album and certainly the most autochthonous recording by Horslips. All 13 of the selections are of Irish origin, among them three Turlough O'Carolan tunes including the sprightly "Sir Festus Burke" (it is unclear whether it was ever intended as a Christmas song). It unfolds into a Celtic "wall of sound" featuring Jim Lockhart's harpsichord, with banjo, flute, fiddle and guitar gradually joining in the round. "Thompson's/Cottage in the Grove" is a pair of reels that progress in much the same fashion. This time, the concertina of Charles O'Connor is followed by banjo, piano, whistle, bodhran and bones. The nearest this record gets to familiar holiday carol territory is found in a passage from the hornpipe "Piper in the Meadow Straying," which bears a calculated resemblance to "Don we now our gay apparel" from "Deck the Halls." This was a surprising and risky recording for a mid-'70s rock band, but it definitely rejuvenated them and paved the way for their 1976 tour de force Book of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony.

Dave Swarbrick - Swarb! Forty Five Years of Folk's Finest Fiddler (2003) 4 CD Box Set

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Dave Swarbrick - Swarb! Forty Five Years of Folk's Finest Fiddler (2003) 4 CD Box Set

Dave Swarbrick - Swarb! Forty Five Years of Folk's Finest Fiddler (2003) 4 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.4 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 725 Mb | Scans included
British Folk, British Folk-Rock, Traditional Celtic | Label: Free Reed | # FRCD 41-44 | Time: 05:08:51

This lavishly packaged, authoritatively researched 4CD long-box set is the first in-depth anthology of the music and 45-year career of Dave Swarbrick, one of Britain's best loved and most influential folk fiddle players. The 73 tracks (over five hours of music) stretch from Swarb's earliest recordings to his latest, including selections from every duo, band and session line-up he has been involved in, legendary 'lost' recordings, and out-takes and alternate takes from all of his key albums. Among the many individuals and groups he has performed with are Ewan MacColl, the Ian Campbell Folk Group, Martin Carthy, Fairport Convention, Beryl Marriott, Richard & Linda Thompson, Whippersnapper, Eureka and Band Of Hope, all featured here along with other well know names from the British folk music scene. The definitive tribute to one of the great names of British folk music.

The Celtic Tenors - The Irish Songbook (2018)

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The Celtic Tenors - The Irish Songbook (2018)

The Celtic Tenors - The Irish Songbook (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 310 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 111 MB | 00:46:40
Classical, Vocal, Celtic | Label: Fanfare Records

With repertoire covering pop favourites plus a mix of folk, classical, Irish and Gaelic songs, their quick witted banter and natural Irish brogue, has been known to leave audiences wanting more. With three platinum-selling albums and US chart-topping hits, Melbourne audiences will be treated to a selection from The Irish Songbook including the classic tunes ‘Finnegan’s Wake’, ‘Danny Boy’, ‘You Raise Me Up’, ‘Song For Ireland’, ‘The Dutchman’ and many other fan-favourites. Their skill, vocal range and on-stage personality evoke the very soul of the Emerald Isle.

The Albion Dance Band - The Prospect Before Us (1977) Expanded Reissue 2000

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The Albion Dance Band - The Prospect Before Us (1977) Expanded Reissue 2000

The Albion Dance Band - The Prospect Before Us (1977) Expanded Reissue 2000
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included
British Folk, Celtic, British Folk-Rock | Label: BGO | # BGOCD486 | 00:48:15

One thing is certain in this uncertain world – you can trust Ashley Hutchings to do interesting things with various areas of British folk and rock music. In the case of the Albion Dance Band, under its various names, the focus was on mutating traditional English dance and folk music, which led to escapades involving traditional tunes, Morris dancers, double drummers, dance callers, Philip Pickett's entire collection of medieval instruments, and serious rock guitar front lines that tend to leap onto the hay cart and start blazing away. The Prospect Before Us is particularly unusual, even for Hutchings and the Albions – a number of the tracks were recorded live in the studio, complete with dancing by the Albion Morris Men, an effort that resulted in some especially raucous moments: the bonus version of "Merry Sherwood Rangers" is far more staid than the live rendition that made it to the original version of this album. An essential purchase, we think.

Albion Country Band - Battle Of The Field (1976) Remastered Reissue 1997

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Albion Country Band - Battle Of The Field (1976) Remastered Reissue 1997

Albion Country Band - Battle Of The Field (1976) Remastered Reissue 1997
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 87 Mb | Covers included
British Folk, British Folk-Rock, Celtic | Label: BGO | # BGOCD354 | 00:36:48

Battle of the Field was recorded by the Albion Country Band in 1973, but it wasn't released until 1976. The delay didn't really matter, since the group's music – traditional English folk played on electric instruments – is essentially timeless. The group wasn't quite as skilled as Fairport Convention, but they were nevertheless extraordinarily talented, and this arguably remains their finest moment.

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.

John Doyle, John McCusker & Mike McGoldrick - The Wishing Tree (2018)

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John Doyle, John McCusker & Mike McGoldrick - The Wishing Tree (2018)

John Doyle, John McCusker & Mike McGoldrick - The Wishing Tree (2018)
Traditional Folk | 53:18 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 301 MB
Label: Under One Sky Records

THREE of the folk and traditional music scene’s busiest and most visible musicians, guitarist-singer John Doyle and multi-instrumentalists John McCusker and Mike McGoldrick tour and make music together for fun away from their often hectic work schedules, and that’s largely the thinking behind this, their first studio album as a trio.

Horslips - The Book of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony (1976) Japanese Reissue 2008

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Horslips - The Book of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony (1976) Japanese Reissue 2008

Horslips - The Book of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony (1976) Japanese Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans included | 00:41:08
British Folk-Rock, Celtic Rock, Prog-Rock | Label: Strange Days | # POCE-1250

The Book of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony is the sixth album by the Irish Celtic rock band Horslips. It was a concept album based on an adaptation of Irish legends built into a complex story. It is named for the Lebor Gabála Érenn, a book of Irish mythology known as The Book of Invasions in English. Released in 1976, it is usually considered their best work. It was their only UK top-40 album, peaking at #39. "Trouble (With a Capital T)" and "The Power and the Glory" were released as singles.

Anna Rynefors & Erik Ask-Upmark - Dram (2005) {Nordic Tradition NTCD02}

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Anna Rynefors & Erik Ask-Upmark - Dram (2005) {Nordic Tradition NTCD02}

Anna Rynefors & Erik Ask-Upmark - Dram (2005) {Nordic Tradition NTCD02}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 304 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 117 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 189 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2005 Nordic Tradition | NTCD02
Folk / Nordic Folk / Celtic Folk / Sweden

A beautiful showcase of the traditional, Swedish nyckelharpa backed by the Celtic folk harp and Swedish and medieval bagpipes, Dram's self-titled album transports their listeners instantaneously to a life much simpler and earth-based, rich with tradition and culture. Interestingly, the word "dram" is an old dialect word for "drone," which makes up much of this musical language, giving it an ancient, yet timeless feel. This album sits so poignantly and memorably with its listeners largely due to the distinct and plaintive, haunting quality of both the nyckelharpa and the bagpipes, lending a yearning, desiring quality to the music, one that speaks of the universal, human condition, regardless of time period. However, all analysis aside, this is simply a heartfelt, moving album.

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.

Celtic Woman - Homecoming: Live from Ireland (2018)

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Celtic Woman - Homecoming: Live from Ireland (2018)

Celtic Woman - Homecoming: Live from Ireland (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, front cover | 359 MB
Label: Manhattan Records ‎– 2567093978 | Tracks: 16 | Time: 62:48 min
Celtic, Folk, New Age

Recorded live at a stunning show in Dublin, Ireland in September 2017, Homecoming features the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and the breathtaking new violinist Tara McNeill.