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The Cranberries - Roses (2012) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

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The Cranberries - Roses (2012) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

The Cranberries - Roses (2012) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 481 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Label: Cooking Vinyl Ltd./Hostess | # COOKCD552J/HSE-60094 | Time: 01:09:10
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Celtic Rock

Reuniting with all their original members plus original producer Stephen Street just over a decade after their swan song Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, the Cranberries recapture the sound of their earliest records on 2012's Roses. Nearly 20 years have passed since their breakthrough Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can't We?, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that there are some signs of age on Roses, notably in an increased sense of professionalism in the band's craft and also in a slight stripping of the ethereal echo that gave their debut an appealing floating quality. Without this dreaminess, the Cranberries are merely pretty, but unlike the turgidly ambitious Bury the Hatchet and Wake Up and Smell the Coffee – or on Dolores O'Riordan's pair of perfectly fine solo albums – Roses has definition and momentum, momentum that doesn't derive from artificially enhanced electric guitars, either.

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.

June Tabor - An Echo Of Hooves (2003)

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June Tabor - An Echo Of Hooves (2003)

June Tabor - An Echo Of Hooves (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 69 Mb
British Folk, Folk-Rock | Label: Topic Records | # TSCD543 | Time: 00:56:24

Listening to this, it's easy to believe that June Tabor was made to sing these old border ballads, tales of the uneasy coexistence of families in the marches between England and Scotland. Her dark voice is well-suited to the texts, which are often bloody and vengeful, and quite certainly epic – in some respects, the very essence of British balladry, whether it's "The Battle of Otterburn," with its gloriously textured Kathryn Tickell arrangement, or the demanding "The Duke of Athole's Nurse," where Martin Simpson is reunited with Tabor, his guitar offering shining counterpoint to her voice. The songs, tried and tested over the centuries, are wonderful in themselves, but Tabor's presentation of them brings them fully to life, like "The Cruel Mother." Harrowing at the best of times, it becomes pure torment in her hands. And her "Sir Patrick Spens" makes the old Fairport Convention version sound like a playground romp. Intensity has always been one of Tabor's fortes, and here she takes full advantage of the opportunity to indulge it.

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.

V.A. - Celtic Twilight (Vol.1-Vol.7, 1994-2007)

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V.A. - Celtic Twilight (Vol.1-Vol.7, 1994-2007)

V.A. - Celtic Twilight (Vol.1-Vol.7, 1994-2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (*tracks+.cue,covers) | Run Time: 06:29:53 | 2,03 Gb
Genre: New Age, Celtic | Label: Valley

Celtic Twilight is a compilation for those who like bagpipe singing, quiet and quiet flute sound, measuring guitar voice, playing the violin … Or rhythmic drums combat, sound of pipes, sonorous bagpipe voice and flute and guitar sound … All this there is in Celtic music. For those who are in the heart of a peaceful music that inspires calm or vice versa, music calling for battle or in a frenzied dance.

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.

Rufus Harley - Courage: The Atlantic Recordings (2006) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Rufus Harley - Courage: The Atlantic Recordings (2006) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Rufus Harley - Courage: The Atlantic Recordings (2006) 2CDs
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 362 Mb | Scans ~ 83 Mb
Label: Atlantic/Rhino | # RHM2 7725 | Time: 02:38:42
Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz, Post-Bop, Ethnic Jazz, Bagpipes

At the heart of Courage: The Atlantic Recordings (2006) are the four out-of-print LPs that multi-instrumentalist Rufus Harley (bagpipes/flute/sax) cut for the label during the mid- to late 1960s. Also featured are a previously unissued cover of "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" as well as "Pipin' the Blues," a Harley/Stitt duet from Sonny Stitt's Deuces Wild (1967) platter. Although criminally dismissed by many as a novelty, Harley successfully integrated the seemingly limited B flat and F drone of the bagpipes into the realm of (concurrently) modern jazz.

Mediæval Bæbes (Mediaeval Baebes) - The Huntress (2012)

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Mediæval Bæbes (Mediaeval Baebes) - The Huntress (2012)

Mediæval Bæbes (Mediaeval Baebes) - The Huntress (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 307 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 149 Mb | 01:04:52
Medieval, Ethereal, New Age, World, Female Vocal | Label: Queens of Sheba Records

2012 two CD set. Disc One is the ethereal side of the Mediaeval Baebes whilst Disc Twp showcases their more folky side. This is the Mediaeval Baebes 15th anniversary and eighth studio album. The Mediaeval Baebes exquisite storybook opened it's pages in 1996, when a group of friends broke into a North London cemetery and sang together, clad in flowing white gowns and crowns of ivy. Pulling lyrics from mediaeval texts and setting them to original scores using mediaeval and classical instruments, whilst singing in an impressive array of long forgotten languages, the Baebes offered a unique musical beauty and outstanding talent.

Leah - Ancient Winter (2019)

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Leah - Ancient Winter (2019)

Leah - Ancient Winter (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 266 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 111 Mb
Full Scans | 00:34:59 | RAR 5% Recovery
Celtic, Symphonic Rock, Christmas | Ex Cathedra Records #EXC001

'Ancient Winter' is one of the most anticipated holiday albums of the year. Written & performed by Celtic-Fantasy artist LEAH, you'll be taken to another era as your soul is immersed in Medieval choirs, Celtic instruments, and Worldly flavors of the middle east. Ancient Winter features Troy Donockley from Nightwish on all the Flutes, Pipes and Whistles and they really make the music magical! Also featured is Anna Murphy on the hurdy-gurdy (Cellar Darling, ex-Eluveitie) and Shir-Ran Yinon on Fiddle/Viola (Eluveitie, Epica, and many other accompaniments).

Van Morrison - Down The Road (2002)

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Van Morrison - Down The Road (2002)

Van Morrison - Down The Road (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 395 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb
Label: Polydor, Exile | # 589 661-2 | Time: 01:02:05 | Scans included
Blues, Rock, Celtic, Rhythm & Blues, Folk-Rock

Down the Road is the twenty-ninth studio album by Northern Irish singer Van Morrison. The album has a nostalgic tone, lyrically and musically, and its arrangements mix R&B and blues with country and folk, and with a few exceptions, like "Georgia on My Mind," the music is most often rooted in 1950s and early 1960s popular music.

Anne Lister - Astrolabe (2019)

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Anne Lister - Astrolabe (2019)

Anne Lister - Astrolabe (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 281 MB | Tracks: 12 | 45:03 min
Style: Folk, Celtic, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Hearthfire

Astrolabe: An instrument used by early astronomers to measure the altitude of stars and planets and also as a navigational aid. C13: via Old French and Medieval Latin from Greek, from astrolabos (adj), literally: star-taking, from astron star + lambanein to take.

Enya - Dark Sky Island (2015) Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]

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Enya - Dark Sky Island (2015) Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]

Enya - Dark Sky Island (2015) Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 302 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans ~ 104 Mb
New Age, Celtic | Label: Aigle Music/Warner Music | # 0825646994441 | 00:54:36

After 75 million sales; four Grammy Awards; six World Music Awards; an Ivor Novello, an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe nomination; and seven studio albums (plus the ‘Paint The Sky With Stars’ compilation) which have hit the upper echelons of charts all over the world, Enya will embark upon a new chapter in her spectacular career with the November 20th release of her new album Dark Sky Island. The Enya creative triumvirate – Enya, producer and sound engineer Nicky Ryan, and lyricist Roma Ryan – started work on the album in the spring of 2012. Inspired by Roma’s work on a series of poetry books themed around islands and specifically the island of Sark’s decision to be designated as a dark sky island, the album’s title track was the first song to be written for the collection. The album’s buoyantly optimistic first single ‘Echoes in Rain’ possesses an irresistible surge of globe-trotting euphoria which made it an obvious choice as the album’s lead track. While it shares the adventurous themes of Enya’s breakthrough hit ‘Orinoco Flow’, its rhythmic march instead celebrates the anticipation of a journey’s end. ‘Echoes in Rain’ also shares another coincide with its famous predecessor.

Duke Weddington - Auburn Sky (2019)

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Duke Weddington - Auburn Sky (2019)

Duke Weddington - Auburn Sky (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 220 MB | Tracks: 10 | 37:46 min
Style: Country, Bluegrass | Label: Duke Weddington

Auburn Sky is a second acoustic anthology of Bluegrass and Celtic instrumentals written by Duke Weddington (Banjo), featuring the talents of Higher Ground Bluegrass (of which Duke is a member), HGB members include Fred Bolton (Rhythm Guitar), Pat Mahoney (Fiddle), Dave Devlin (Resophonic Guitar), and Laura Leach Devlin (Bass) providing the core music foundation for each of the songs with musical guests Bob Gray (Mandolin) and Ian Fleming (Lead Guitar). The album also features the talents of Char Rothschild (Uillean pipes, Whistle), Nikelle Gessner-Garcia (Fiddle), and Dain Forsythe (Bodhran) on the Celtic tunes. The bluegrass tunes range from songs with a traditional feel to progressive numbers such as Auburn Sky and High Rock. It's a musical journey!

Van Morrison - A Sense Of Wonder (1985) Expanded Remastered 2008

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Van Morrison - A Sense Of Wonder (1985) Expanded Remastered 2008

Van Morrison - A Sense Of Wonder (1985) Expanded Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb
Label: Exile, Polydor | # 5305448 | Time: 00:53:41 | Covers included
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, R&B, Blue-Eyed Soul, Jazz-Rock, Celtic

A Sense of Wonder is the fifteenth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison released in 1985. On first release, original pressings had to be recalled when the W. B. Yeats estate refused to allow Morrison's musical version of the poem "Crazy Jane on God" to be included, as they believed his poems should only be set to classical music. Morrison substituted "If You Only Knew" for the Yeats' recording. (Later, perhaps due to Morrison's efforts, Yeats poems would be put to rock settings on a whole album). The 29 January 2008 reissued and remastered version of the album contains an alternative take of "Crazy Jane on God" and "A Sense of Wonder".

Fiddlers2 - Mirrors of Elsewhere: Scotland (2019)

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Fiddlers2 - Mirrors of Elsewhere: Scotland (2019)

Fiddlers2 - Mirrors of Elsewhere: Scotland (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 309 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 124 Mb | 00:53:34
Folk, Celtic | Label: Tonegold Records

Music touches people’s souls. It creates a bridge that reaches across space and time, through generations and memory, and between the hearts of those who listen. Though they come from very different backgrounds, Vanessa and Holly have joined as Fiddlers2 to create a unique interweaving of Scottish and Cape Breton music. With a nod to tradition and the added flair of their own contemporary arrangements, they harmoniously blend their Classical and Celtic styles, breathing life into music that touches every range of human emotion, from the most profound sorrow to the most inspiring joy.