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Hughes de Courson - O'Stravaganza: Fantasy on Vivaldi and the Celtic music of Ireland (2001)

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Hughes de Courson - O'Stravaganza: Fantasy on Vivaldi and the Celtic music of Ireland (2001)

Hughes de Courson - O'Stravaganza: Fantasy on Vivaldi and the Celtic music of Ireland (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included
Celtic Fusion, Classical Crossover | Label: Virgin Classics | # VC 545494-2 | Time: 00:42:24

This is not such a bizarre cross-over as one might imagine for in the 18th century the great Irish musician Turlough O’Carolan, a blind harpist, met the Italian musician Geminiani in Dublin, and through him encountered the music of, yes, guess who, Antonio Vivaldi. So here we have a case of substituting Irish instruments for baroque ones, using baroque instruments to accompany Irish themes, by creating dialogues between Celtic and baroque instruments, or by letting all the musicians improvise. One moment we appear to be listening to a ‘straight’ baroque concerto, then all of a sudden the conventional string continuo/ripieno of the baroque ensemble (Le Orfanelle della Pieta) gives way to celtic musicians playing a jig or reel on anything from a Irish bouzouki to a fiddle. The baroque group consists of three each of first and second violins, one viola, two cellos, a bass and harpsichord while the Irish musicians play Irish fiddle, an Irish flute (like a baroque flute), tin and low whistles, Uileann pipes, Irish bouzouki, mandolins, bodhran, bones, and the Celtic harp (played here with metal strings to resemble its harpsichord counterpart in the other group).

Wolfe Tones - 25th Anniversary (1989) 2CDs

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Wolfe Tones - 25th Anniversary (1989) 2CDs

Wolfe Tones - 25th Anniversary (1989) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 635 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 259 Mb | Scans included
Irish Rebel Folk, Celtic, Folk Pop | Label: Harmac | # HMCD 50 | Time: 01:51:17

Just as the title implies, 25 Years of Greatness is a career-spanning 32-track compilation covering most of the highlights of the Wolfe Tones' first quarter of a century. There is the important caveat, however, that like many folk groups, the Wolfe Tones have recorded many of their most popular songs several times, and this collection tends to favor more recent and/or more arranged versions of the Spartan originals that graced early albums like Let the People Sing. That's not as much of a problem as it would be with some groups, however, as the Wolfe Tones have wisely resisted any temptation to "update," "modernize," or otherwise ruin a traditional Irish folk style that has worked for them for so long; even the Fairport Convention-like electric track of the new "Rock On Rockall" has a bracingly traditional feel to it. This is the Wolfe Tones set to have if you're having just one, but there's plenty more where this came from.

Shaskeen - Irish Pub Session (2008) {Entertain Me Europe 74579}

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Shaskeen - Irish Pub Session (2008) {Entertain Me Europe 74579}

Shaskeen - Irish Pub Session (2008) {Entertain Me Europe 74579}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 241 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 90 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 64 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Entertain Me Europe Ltd. | 74579
Folk / Celtic / World / Irish Folk

Shaskeen is a musical group, based in Ireland, which performs Irish traditional music. It was formed in the 1970's and was still performing and recording here in 2019. The band celebrated 40 years on the road in 2010. You can believe the CD title right from the off and everybody in the whole world will know that this is Irish. A wee bit of volume and a wee sip of 'the black stuff' and you could have a street party. Great!

VA - Green Linnet Records: The Twentieth Anniversary Collection (1996) 2CDs

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VA - Green Linnet Records: The Twentieth Anniversary Collection (1996) 2CDs

VA - Green Linnet Records: The Twentieth Anniversary Collection (1996) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 870 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 334 Mb | Scans ~ 103 Mb
Label: Green Linnet | # GLCD 106 | Time: 02:26:06
Celtic Folk, Celtic New Age, Celtic Folk-Rock

Green Linnet 20th Anniversary Collection is a double-disc collection featuring 38 tracks from the Celtic music insitution. Every one of the label's biggest artists – including Silly Wizard, Altan, Wolfstone, the Bothy Band, John Williams, Tannahill Weavers – is on the collection, giving a good representation of not only the label, but the state of Celtic music of the '70s, '80s, and '90s. It's an excellent retrospective.

VA - Celtic Spirit (2001) [Re-Up]

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VA - Celtic Spirit (2001) [Re-Up]

VA - Celtic Spirit (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 474 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Celtic Pop/Rock, Celtic Folk | Label: Warner | # 9548-39684-2 | Time: 01:19:12

19 tracks. Lorena Mckennitt, The Corrs, Clannad & Bono, Sarah Brightman, Kate Bush, Luar Na Lubre, Mike Oldfield, Maire Brennan, Mary Black, Christie Moore, Eliza Carthy, Caroline Lavelle, Sinéad O'Connor, Altan, Eddi Reader, Sharon Shannon & Hothouse Flowers, Eimear Quinn, Simple Minds.

VA - Irish Pub Jukebox (2019)

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VA - Irish Pub Jukebox (2019)

VA - Irish Pub Jukebox (2019)
FLAC (tracks) / MP3 320 kbps | 1:28:49 | 201 Mb / 512 Mb
Genre: Pop, World, Celtic / Label: Sony Music Ireland

Sony Music Ireland Presents Irish Pub Jukebox album 23 original hits and the original artists genre Pop, World, Celtic. Includes tracks by Van Morrison, Damien Dempsey, Glen Hansard and more.

The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin & Desmond Earley - Perpetual Twilight (2019)

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The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin &  Desmond Earley - Perpetual Twilight (2019)

The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin & Desmond Earley - Perpetual Twilight (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 242 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:06:27
Classical, Choral | Label: Signum Records

The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin and Artistic Director Desmond Earley follow up their debut release with a programme of new choral music inspired by the evocative imagery of the natural world in traditional Irish and Scottish folksong and poetry. The disc includes a number of world-premiere recordings of new works and arrangements commissioned by the choir. The choir’s first release Invisible Stars was praised by critics and reviewers: 'The choir’s singing is crystal clear' The Lady 'Blending ‘folk’ voices with choral precision and tight harmony isn’t easy, but Desmond Earley has a passionate stake in both and doesn’t put a foot wrong' Choir and Organ.

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.

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.

Clannad - The Essential Clannad (2012) 2CDs

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Clannad - The Essential Clannad (2012) 2CDs

Clannad - The Essential Clannad (2012) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 727 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 280 Mb | Scans ~ 172 Mb
Label: RCA/Legacy | # 88691957752 | Time: 02:01:45
New Age, Celtic, World Fusion, Pop/Rock

Clannad bridged the gap between traditional Celtic music and pop, and the results were an entrancing, enchanting form of pop that managed to fuse the disparate elements together rather seamlessly, creating an invigorating blend of Irish traditional folk with modern influences. Such fusions have earned the band an international cult of fans. Clannad are at their best when unleashing gargantuan choruses against Moya Brennan's hushed leads, and the inclusion of the beautiful "Newgrange," a mystical ode to one of Britain s famous stone circles, and "Caislean Oir," the leadoff track from the band's excellent 1985 release, Macalla, are prime examples. With 30 tracks on 2 CDs, The Essential Clannad touches on fan favorites, collaborations, and songs from films. The material is quite varied in scope, and the arrangements and vocals are vastly pretty and melodic. The full range of the band's styles are presented here, from gorgeous a cappella to slick pop/rock, acoustic guitar ballads, Irish folk strains, and sophisticated power pop crunch.

Alan Stivell - Human / Kelt (2018)

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Alan Stivell - Human / Kelt (2018)

Alan Stivell - Human / Kelt (2018)
World, Celtic, Folk-rock | 01:14:25 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 425 MB
Label: World Village

If there is a single savior of Celtic music, Alan Stivell is probably it. Since the end of the 1960s, he has done more to revive interest in the Celtic (specifically Breton) harp than anyone in the world and, in the process, almost singlehandedly made the world aware of native Breton Celtic music. Since 1971, he has been recording albums of extraordinary beauty and diversity, ranging from ancient Breton and Irish material to modern folk-rock and progressive rock.

Orthodox Celts - The Celts Strike Again (1997) {ITMM}

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Orthodox Celts - The Celts Strike Again (1997) {ITMM}

Orthodox Celts - The Celts Strike Again (1997) {ITMM}
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 128 mb
Genre: Irish folk, Celtic rock

ITMM want to give you something and that something is this: an album by Orthodox Celts. The album is called The Celts Strike Again and it is true to their Celtic roots. This goes back to 1997.

VA - Great Italian American Songbook (2018)

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VA - Great Italian American Songbook (2018)

VA - Great Italian American Songbook (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) / MP3 320 kbps | 2:42:35 | 740 Mb / 384 Mb
Genre: Pop, Jazz, Blues, Soul / Label: Not Now Music

One of the reasons American entertainment became such a strong cultural mix was because of the immigration from so many countries. Many of the great Broadway songwriters and comedians were Jewish, while blues, soul and gospel came from the African-Americans. Cajun music came courtesy of the French; while English and Irish ballads dominated folk music, and even the famed American balladeers were often immigrants of Italian extraction. There were many operatic singers from Italy or of Italian extraction and this inevitably crossed over into popular music. The American singers were largely from Italian families, based predominantly in New York or Philadelphia, and this 60-track collection features the very best of them.

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.

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.