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Van Morrison - Avalon Sunset (1989) Expanded Remastered 2008

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Van Morrison - Avalon Sunset (1989) Expanded Remastered 2008

Van Morrison - Avalon Sunset (1989) Expanded Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans ~ 144 Mb
Label: Exile, Polydor | # 5305449 | Time: 00:52:46
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, Blues, Blue-Eyed Soul

Avalon Sunset is the nineteenth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. It was released in 1989 by Mercury Records to both commercial and critical success. On 9 January 2008, Avalon Sunset was reissued and remastered, featuring an alternative take of "Whenever God Shines His Light" and a version of "When the Saints Go Marching In" with additional lyrics by Morrison. Includes original artwork and full lyrics to Van Morrison compositions 12 tracks. At the end of 1989, Christgau named Avalon Sunset the 22nd best album of the year in his list for the annual Pazz & Jop critics poll. The Times ranked it 63rd their 1993 list of "All Time Top 100 Albums".

Laurel Premo - The Iron Trios (2019)

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Laurel Premo - The Iron Trios (2019)

Laurel Premo - The Iron Trios (2019)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 239 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 110 MB | 00:47:12
Folk, Celtic, Instrumental | Label: Laurel Premo/Laurel Premo Sound

Laurel Premo presents a new instrumental project diving deep into traditional and new fiddle music and musically revealing a bloom of underlying harmonic drones, minimalist repetition, and rich polyrhythms. Responding to Premo's fiddling is the metrical yet wavelike sustain of electric and acoustic guitar and an extreme second fiddle – double bass. Laurel Premo is fully leaning in to the archaic fiddle melodies and in-between intonations that connect folk sounds to the mystic and unknown. Featured collaborators on the record are double bassist Evan Premo, and guitarists Owen Marshall and Joshua Davis.

Enya - The Memory Of Trees (1995)

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Enya - The Memory Of Trees (1995)

Enya - The Memory Of Trees (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 213 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 106 Mb
Full Scans ~ 165 Mb | 00:43:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
New Age, Celtic, Ambient | Reprise Records #9 46106-2

The Memory of Trees is the fourth studio album by the Irish singer, songwriter, and musician Enya, released on 20 November 1995 by WEA. After travelling worldwide to promote her previous album Shepherd Moons (1991), and contributing to film soundtracks, Enya took a short break before she started writing and recording a new album in 1993 with her longtime recording partners, arranger and producer Nicky Ryan and his wife, lyricist Roma Ryan. The album is Enya's first to be recorded entirely in Ireland, and covers themes that include Irish and Druid mythology, the idea of one's home, journeys, religion, dreams and love. Enya continues to display her sound of multi-tracked vocals with keyboards and elements of Celtic and new age music, though Enya does not consider her music to be in the latter genre. She sings in English, Irish, Latin and Spanish.

Hothouse Flowers - People (1988)

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Hothouse Flowers - People (1988)

Hothouse Flowers - People (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included
Label: London Records/FFRR Records | # 828 101-2 | Time: 00:51:59
Celtic Rock, Folk-Rock, College Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Hothouse Flowers are an Irish rock group that combines traditional Irish music with influences from soul, gospel, and rock. Formed in 1985 in Dublin, they started as street performers. Their first album, People (1988), was the most successful debut album in Irish history, reaching No. 1 in Ireland and No. 2 in the UK.

VA - Celtic Night (2019)

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VA - Celtic Night (2019)

VA - Celtic Night (2019)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 46:44 | 106 Mb / 227 Mb
Genre: Celtic / Label: Music Brokers

A Celtic Night is an album of music and song from Scotland and further afield, with pipes, fiddle, choir, courting songs, lullabies, humorous stories of whiskey smuggling and sad laments for love lost. The music comes from the Isle of Skye, Nova Scotia, Glasgow, Stornoway, Inverness, and the Scottish Highlands. With award-winning musicians and singers including Cliar, Author Cormack, Blair Douglas, Ceolraidh Gaidhlig Ghlaschu, and many others, whose tracks were selected for this album by Mary Ann Kennedy, this is an album that simply cannot be missed by lovers of Celtic music.

VA - Celtic Journey (2019)

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VA - Celtic Journey (2019)

VA - Celtic Journey (2019)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 59:07 | 133 Mb / 294 Mb
Genre: Celtic / Label: ARC

A Celtic Journey is an album of music and song from Scotland and further afield, with pipes, fiddle, choir, courting songs, lullabies, humorous stories of whiskey smuggling and sad laments for love lost. The music comes from the Isle of Skye, Nova Scotia, Glasgow, Stornoway, Inverness, and the Scottish Highlands. With award-winning musicians and singers including Cliar, Author Cormack, Blair Douglas, Ceolraidh Gaidhlig Ghlaschu, and many others, whose tracks were selected for this album by Mary Ann Kennedy, this is an album that simply cannot be missed by lovers of Celtic music.

Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn - Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn: Masters Of Irish Music (1977) CD Release 1994

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Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn - Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn: Masters Of Irish Music (1977) CD Release 1994

Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn - Frankie Gavin & Alec Finn: Masters Of Irish Music (1977/1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 188 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 82 Mb | Scans included
Celtic, Irish Folk | Label: Shanachie | # 34009 | Time: 00:31:43

Frankie Gavin and Alec Fin provide a vintage 1977 duet of Irish fiddle and bouzouki (large octave mandolin) that has withstood the test of time. Frankie and Alec are founding members of the group De Danann, a group that only recently retired after over 30 years of great music. Frankie is a legendary fiddle player known for his fast and fluid style. Alec is playing counterpoint and double lead bouzouki in complete synch. This could be called the typical old pub style back when it was rare to find more than two or three musicians playing together. The happiness of the music is overpowering and immediately stimulates toe tapping if not Irish style dancing.

Maggie Reilly - The Best Of Maggie Reilly: There And Back Again (1998)

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Maggie Reilly - The Best Of Maggie Reilly: There And Back Again (1998)

Maggie Reilly - The Best Of Maggie Reilly: There And Back Again (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 431 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Label: EMI Electrola | # 7243 4 95268 2 2 | Time: 01:03:18
Pop/Rock, Vocal Pop, Folk, British Folk-Rock

This CD showcases Maggie Reilly's silky, melancholy voice through several genres in the last two decades. Notably, "Every Time we Touch" is a much different arrangement than the previous album or single versions. Those familiar with her singing for Mike Oldfield will find her rendition of "To France" a fresh interpretation, more evocative of the Scottish highlands than Mike Oldfield's original arrangement.

Tuomas Holopainen - The Life And Times Of Scrooge (2014) {Limited Edition}

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Tuomas Holopainen - The Life And Times Of Scrooge (2014) {Limited Edition}

Tuomas Holopainen - The Life And Times Of Scrooge (2014)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 720 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 275 Mb
Scans ~ 32 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Symphonic Rock, Folk | Nuclear Blast Records #NB 3196-0

Music Inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge is the first solo album by Finnish songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, best known for his work in the symphonic metal band Nightwish. The album is based on the Walt Disney graphic novel "The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck" written and illustrated by Don Rosa, who illustrated the cover artwork. It was released on April 11, 2014, with the first single "A Lifetime of Adventure" being released on February 5, 2014 along with a music video directed by Ville Lipiäinen. It features several vocalists including Johanna Kurkela, Tony Kakko of Sonata Arctica and narration by Alan Reid, with lyrics in English and Scottish Gaelic. It also features the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the choir group Metro Voices, and several guest musicians including fellow Nightwish member Troy Donockley. Limited Edition includes bonus CD, which contains the entire album as instrumentals.

Alan Simon - Excalibur II: The Celtic Ring (2007) {2018, Reissue}

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Alan Simon - Excalibur II: The Celtic Ring (2007) {2018, Reissue}

Alan Simon - Excalibur II: The Celtic Ring (2007) {2018, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 400 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 143 Mb
Full Scans ~ 260 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Celtic, Folk Rock, Progressive Rock, Rock Opera | Babaika Productions #Excal-2-CD

Alan Simon is a French folk-rock musician and composer, best known for his rock operas performed with noted rock musicians guesting. Simon is associated with Breton Celticism, and his most ambitious works are typically on themes linked to Celtic myth and history. Simon achieved fame with his rock opera Excalibur, La Légende des Celtes (Excalibur, The Legend of the Celts) (Sony) in 1999, of which he was both songwriter and producer. In 2007 Simon released the second part of Excalibur, Excalibur II, l'anneau des Celtes ("Excalibur II: The Celtic Ring") with contributions from Jon Anderson (Yes), Alan Parsons, Barclay James Harvest, Maddy Prior, Jacqui McShee, John Wetton (King Crimson / Asia), Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues), Flook, Karan Casey, Fairport Convention, Andreas Vollenweider and Martin Barre. The second part creates a mytho-history of the time before Arthur, describing the birth of Merlin after the loss of the happy land of Anwynn, portrayed as a physical fusion of Britain and Ireland.

Mark Knopfler - Tracker (2015) Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]

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Mark Knopfler - Tracker (2015) Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]

Mark Knopfler - Tracker (2015) Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 413 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans ~ 256 Mb
Rock, Folk-Rock, Folk, Country | Label: Mercury | # 4716979 | Time: 01:14:55

Scaled smaller than 2012's double-album Privateering, Tracker also feels suitably subtle, easing its way into being instead of announcing itself with a thunder. Such understatement is typical of Mark Knopfler, particularly in the third act of his career. When he left Dire Straits behind, he also left behind any semblance of playing for the cheap seats in an arena, but Tracker feels quieter than his new millennial norm. Some of this is due to the undercurrent of reflection tugging at the record's momentum. Knopfler isn't pining for the past but he is looking back, sometimes wistfully, sometimes with a resigned smile, and he appropriately draws upon sounds that he's long loved. Usually, this means some variation of pub rock – the languid ballad "River Towns," the lazy shuffle "Skydiver," the two-chord groove of "Broken Bones" – but this is merely the foundation from which Knopfler threads in a fair amount of olde British folk and other roots digressions. This delicate melancholy complements echoes of older Knopfler songs – significant stretches of the record are reminiscent of the moodier aspects of Brothers in Arms, while "Beryl" has just a bit of the "Sultans of Swing" bounce – and this skillful interweaving of Knopfler's personal past helps give Tracker a nicely gentle resonance.

Tim Hart and Maddy Prior - Folk Songs of Olde England, Vol. 1 (1968) Reissue 1991

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Tim Hart and Maddy Prior - Folk Songs of Olde England, Vol. 1 (1968) Reissue 1991

Tim Hart and Maddy Prior - Folk Songs of Olde England, Vol. 1 (1968)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 169 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
British Folk, Celtic | Label: Mooncrest | # CRESTCD 006 | Time: 00:37:39

The first album by the trad folk duo of Tim Hart and Maddy Prior, Folk Songs of Olde England, Vol. 1, is as interesting for what came of it as for what it is. This album, recorded in 1968, led directly to the formation of Steeleye Span, whose early albums were an electrified variation on this album's traditional acoustic British folk-rock. It could also be argued that Hart and Prior's example was influential in Fairport Convention's decision to move from a California-style folk-rock sound into something more uniquely British. In light of what came after, Folk Songs of Olde England, Vol. 1 sounds a bit tentative and at times slightly twee (Prior's voice has not quite matured into the rich, expressive instrument it would soon become), but on their own merits, these sensitive renditions of traditional British folk favorites like "Maid That's Deep in Love" or "A Wager a Wager" are respectful of tradition but not bound to it, performed with an infectious enthusiasm quite similar to what the Young Tradition were doing around the same period.

Eliza Carthy - Rough Music (2005)

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Eliza Carthy - Rough Music (2005)

Eliza Carthy - Rough Music (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Covers included
British Folk, Celtic | Label: Topic | # TSCD554 | Time: 00:50:04

Eliza Carthy officially inherits the British folk crown from her parents with the willfully traditional Rough Music. Described in the liner notes as "a form of community punishment practiced all over England" (basically a public beating for a heinous social crime), Rough Music sounds like a lost pre-percussion Steeleye Span record filtered through A.L. Lloyd's whaling collection Leviathan! Carthy's strong fiddling and powerful vocals – she really is beginning to surpass Norma – are ably enhanced by the chiseled performance of her backing band, the Ratcatchers. Together they celebrate longstanding English traditions like public execution ("Turpin Hero"), syphilis ("The Unfortunate Lass"), and alcohol ("Tom Brown") with equal parts reverence, earnestness, and mischief. Primarily arranged for violin, viola, double bass, and melodeon, Rough Music also features lovely a cappella cuts like "Maid on the Shore" and enough fiery instrumentals to keep your feet on the cobblestones during the long walk home from the pub. In fact, there's not a moment on Rough Music that isn't essential listening. Highly recommended.

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

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

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.

Alan Simon - Excalibur I: The Legend Of The Celts (1998) {2018, Reissue}

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Alan Simon - Excalibur I: The Legend Of The Celts (1998) {2018, Reissue}

Alan Simon - Excalibur I: The Legend Of The Celts (1998) {2018, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 385 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Full Scans ~ 174 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Celtic, Folk Rock, Progressive Rock, Rock Opera | Babaika Productions #Excal-1-CD

Alan Simon is a French folk-rock musician and composer, best known for his rock operas performed with noted rock musicians guesting. Simon is associated with Breton Celticism, and his most ambitious works are typically on themes linked to Celtic myth and history. Simon achieved fame with his rock opera Excalibur, La Légende des Celtes (Excalibur, The Legend of the Celts) (Sony) in 1999, of which he was both songwriter and producer. The first part of an intended trilogy, Excalibur blended musical styles and was performed by Roger Hodgson (ex-Supertramp), Fairport Convention, Dan Ar Braz, Tri Yann, Angelo Branduardi, Didier Lockwood and Gabriel Yacoub. Within weeks, the album went top 10 and gold in France. Five concert performances took place between October 1999 and June 2000, including one at Paris-Bercy.