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VA - A Woman's Heart: Trilogy (2004) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - A Woman's Heart: Trilogy (2004) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - A Woman's Heart: Trilogy (2004) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 434 Mb | Scans ~ 109 Mb
Label: Dara Records | # TORTV 3CD 1161 | Time: 03:09:44
Genre: Irish Folk, Celtic, Folk Pop, Folk-Rock, Country-Folk

Limited three CD box set that contains all three Woman's Heart albums: A Woman's Heart, A Woman's Heart 2, A Woman's Heart - A Decade On. Listening to Ireland speak from the heart is to hear a woman's voice. A Woman's Heart is a rare collection of Ireland's top female vocalists, including Maura O'Connell, Frances Black, Dolores Keane, Sharon Shannon, Eleanor McEvoy, Sinead O'Connor, Mary Coughlan, and Mary Black… Each artist is famous in her own right and sings one of her signature pieces.

Celtic Woman - Ancient Land (2018)

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Celtic Woman - Ancient Land (2018)

Celtic Woman - Ancient Land (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:04:32 | 417 Mb
New Age, Celtic, Classical Crossover, Female Vocal | Label: Manhattan Records

Filmed at the enchanting 19th century Johnstown Castle in Wexford, Ireland, this special features stunning new music from Celtic Woman's latest album Ancient Land, along with a few of their timeless classics. Showcasing the stunning fiddle playing of Tara McNeill and the shimmering voices of Mairead Carlin and Eabha McMahon, the special also introduces the newest member of Celtic Woman, 21-year-old Megan Walsh.

Eddi Reader - Eddi Reader Sings The Songs Of Robert Burns (2003)

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Eddi Reader - Eddi Reader Sings The Songs Of Robert Burns (2003)

Eddi Reader - Eddi Reader Sings The Songs Of Robert Burns (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Celtic, Scottish Folk, Folk-Rock | Label: Rough Trade | # RTRADECD097 | 00:45:33

Eddi Reader has proven her worth as a sublime singer of pop and folk material (and beyond), but this returns her full-bore to her Scottish roots. Born from the concerts she did at the 2002 Celtic Connections festival, it's a decidedly lush performance that hauls in several well-known Celtic names like Phil Cunningham, John McCusker, and Ian Carr to help her along. But it's Reader's rendition of Robert Burns' classics that's the key here. She picked familiar material, songs that have become part of the folk continuum that can be both a blessing and a curse. But she reinvents something like "My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose," investing it with rich emotion. She positively flies on the more romantic songs, such as "Ae Fond Kiss," but she brings a surprising depth to "Charlie Is My Darling" and the chestnut "Auld Lang Syne," and "Ye Jacobites" sizzles with tension. The arrangements go for the cinematic rather than the intimate, putting them on the dangerous edge of new age. But such is the quality of everyone involved that there's no danger of teetering over and it becomes a tour de force. It is one of the highlights of Reader's splendid career, and even "Wild Mountainside," decidedly not a Burns song, fits in perfectly.

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards featuring Mark Knopfler - Parallel Tracks (2002) [Re-Up]

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The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards featuring Mark Knopfler - Parallel Tracks (2002) [Re-Up]

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards featuring Mark Knopfler - Parallel Tracks (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 436 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Celtic Folk, Pipes & Drums | Label: Scotdisc Music | # CDITV694 | Time: 01:01:08

This CD has a wonderful mix of traditional and modern pipes and drum music. Everyone who hears it has their own favourite track, whatever their age. The musicians have proved the versatility of their talents.

Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick - Second Album (1966) Reissue 1993 [Re-Up]

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Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick - Second Album (1966) Reissue 1993 [Re-Up]

Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick - Second Album (1966) Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 88 Mb | Scans ~ 78 Mb
British Folk, Celtic | Label: Topic Records Ltd | # TSCD341 | Time: 00:38:36

This record stands in British music history and Carthy's career roughly where Another Side of Bob Dylan does in American music–the more florrid tracks here, recorded with violinist Dave Swarbrick, show the path to the bridge between Carthy's traditional singer/scholar background and the folk-rock played by bands such as Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span. "Lord Franklin" is a narrative tour-de-force (from which Bob Dylan got the melody for "Bob Dylan's Dream" on Freewheelin' ), "Ramblin' Sailor" is boisterous cautionary tale about the company the title character keeps ashore, and there's also an acoustic recording of "Sailor's Life," a song that Fairport Convention would transmute into an epic electric version, and "Lowlands of Holland," which Steeleye Span later recorded.

Gillebride MacIllemhaoil - Freumhan Falaichte (Hidden Roots) (2018)

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Gillebride MacIllemhaoil - Freumhan Falaichte (Hidden Roots) (2018)

Gillebride MacIllemhaoil - Freumhan Falaichte (Hidden Roots) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 216 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 88 Mb | 00:38:16
Folk, Celtic | Label: Dealas

Freumhan Falaichte – Hidden Roots is the brand-new album from Gaelic singer, songmaker, poet and writer Gillebride MacMillan, well-known for his role as Gwyllyn the Bard in Outlander, All 11 tracks on this album are self-composed melodies and self-written lyrics in Gillebride’s native Gaelic. Freumhan Falaichte is a body of work that explores personal, societal and political themes, as well as Gaelic traditions and customs.

Jordi Savall & Andrew Lawrence-King - The Celtic Viol (2009)

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Jordi Savall & Andrew Lawrence-King - The Celtic Viol (2009)

Jordi Savall & Andrew Lawrence-King - The Celtic Viol (2009)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 450 MB | 01:15:47
Genre: Classical | Label: Alia Vox

This record does have some limitations. In his accompanying comments, Savall notes the survival and vitality of oral transmission in Irish and Scottish music. Yet he has chosen many of his selections for this album from published collections which themselves filtered, altered, sanitized and 'improved' the oral tradition for a bourgeois audience increasingly interested in the music of 'the people'.

VA - Amazing Grace: A Real Highland Fling (2005)

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VA - Amazing Grace: A Real Highland Fling (2005)

VA - Amazing Grace: A Real Highland Fling (2005)
DVD5 | PAL | 4:3 (720x576) VBR | AC3, 2ch, 192 kbps | ~ 3 Gb | Scans
Scottish Folk, Celtic | Label: Scotdisc | # DVITV 556 | 57 min

This video introduces viewers to the magic of Scottish music and the traditions that infuse it. Many different performers in many different formats are featured, from massed and solo pipers, to dancers performing traditional steps. Many of the most prominent figures from the world of Celtic music are featured, including Tommy Scott, Stuart Liddell, Eric Rigler, Caledonian Heritage Pipes & Drums, Bill Garden's Scottish Orchestra, Denny & Dunnipace Pipe Band, and Massed Bands.

The Cranberries - The Complete Sessions 1991-1999 aka Treasure Box (2002) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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The Cranberries - The Complete Sessions 1991-1999 aka Treasure Box (2002) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

The Cranberries - The Complete Sessions 1991-1999 aka Treasure Box (2002) 4 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.95 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 752 Gb | Scans included
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Celtic Rock | Label: Island | # 586 707-2 | Time: 04:33:05

2002 box-set featuring the Cranberries first four studio albums. Each album has been digitally remastered and features bonus tracks. Four standard jewel cases housed in a slipcase.

The Ian Campbell Folk Group - The Complete Transatlantic Recordings (2016) 4CD Deluxe Box Set

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The Ian Campbell Folk Group - The Complete Transatlantic Recordings (2016) 4CD Deluxe Box Set

The Ian Campbell Folk Group - The Complete Transatlantic Recordings (2016) 4CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.36 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 594 Mb | Scans ~ 287 Mb
British Folk, Folk Revival, Celtic | Label: Cherry Tree | # CRTREEBOX16 | 04:18:48

This 4 CD collection gathers together for the first time the entire Ian Campbell Folk Group catalogue recorded for Transatlantic Records, covering the period 1963-1968. This collection includes 6 studio albums plus related bonus material from the period. The Ian Campbell Folk Group were one of the most respected, influential and best known British folk groups of the 1960’s. Taking their origins from Aberdeen, the band formed in Birmingham in 1958. They signed to Transatlantic Records in 1963 and proceeded to record the content of this collection over the next 6 years. They topped the bill at the Royal Albert Hall, made numerous TV appearances, attended the Newport Folk Festival in 1964 and were prolific live performers throughout Europe. Dave Swarbrick and Dave Pegg who both achieved fame with Fairport Convention, are featured in this collection.

Clannad - In A Lifetime: The Best Of Clannad (2003) 2CD Edition [Re-Up]

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Clannad - In A Lifetime: The Best Of Clannad (2003) 2CD Edition [Re-Up]

Clannad - In A Lifetime: The Best Of Clannad (2003) 2CD Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 698 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 276 Mb | Scans included | 01:55:29
Celtic Folk, New Age, Celtic Pop, Ethnic Fusion, Folk Rock | Label: BMG | # 82876 564022

The Best of Clannad: In a Lifetime is a greatest hits compilation album by Irish folk group Clannad. It contains two new tracks, "Christmas Angels" and "What Will I Do", the latter of which is on the soundtrack to the Kevin Costner film Message in a Bottle. 2003 UK Limited Edition 26-track 2-CD album set comprising of 18-track CD including Theme From Harrys Game In A Lifetime - featuring Bono & duets with Paul Young & Bruce Hornsby plus BONUS 8-track CD featuring their most laid-back tracks & 3 previously unreleased chilled-out remixes & Saltwater by Chicane.

Mychael Danna - The Sweet Hereafter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1997)

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Mychael Danna - The Sweet Hereafter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1997)

Mychael Danna - The Sweet Hereafter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1997)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 296 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, World Fusion, Celtic | Label: Virgin | # 7243 8 44955 2 7, CDVIR 68 | 00:52:13

The soundtrack to Atom Egoyan's The Sweet Hereafter boasts an expansive folk/international mix tailored made for the film's atmospheric study of loss and guilt. Featuring original material by Mychael Danna, the disc spotlights the wan vocal talents of Sarah Polley (who also appears in the film and contributes some music and lyrics here) enveloped in lean and ethereal backdrops; the accompaniment comes courtesy of the Toronto Consort and a combo that includes Danna on Harmonium and Kim Deschamps on pedal steel. Also on hand are ney player extraordinaire Hossein Omoumi and flautist Ron Korb, both of whom fit snug on the many Middle Eastern-flavored sides they guest on. In addition to the Danna material, the soundtrack also features numbers by Jane Siberry and the Tragically Hip.

Valeria Vil - Samsara (2019)

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Valeria Vil - Samsara (2019)

Valeria Vil - Samsara (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Tracks: 9 | 33:43 min | 181 MB
Style: Folk, Celtic | Label: Valeria Vil

The charm of Valeria Vil comes from the fairy sound of the small harps with which she accompanies her singing and takes strength in her intense songs. The Roman singer-songwriter presents her album "Samsara", born from the collaboration with the guitarist and arranger Jacopo Barbato, in a magnetic interweaving of stringed instruments and electronics.

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.

The Rankins - Souvenir: 1989-1998 (2002) 2CDs

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The Rankins - Souvenir: 1989-1998 (2002) 2CDs

The Rankins - Souvenir: 1989-1998 (2002) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 661 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 230 Mb | Scans included
Country-Folk, Celtic, Folk-Rock | Label: Capitol | # 72435-38923-2-6 | 01:38:29

EMI's two-disc collection Souvenir: 1989-1998 rather nicely chronicles the decade when the Rankin Family rose to prominence in the Canadian pop/folk scene and opened a floodgate of likeminded musicians who brought Celtic influences into the contemporary scene. The collection is evenly focused on their entire career, with a bit of emphasis on the albums North Country and Uprooted, but also properly serves as an end cap to an impressive career (the Rankins disbanded in 1999) and as a memorial to the late John Morris Rankin (1959-2000). It is the perfect place to start for the curious and a fine set for those looking for a comprehensive retrospective.