Re: Celtic Music & a Question

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Posted by MMMMarcia on November 02, 1999 at 10:56:53:

In Reply to: Celtic Music posted by Rebecca on November 02, 1999 at 10:22:49:

Rebecca writes:
: I also appreciate Celtic music and I am very lucky to have a friend ( Martyn is an Indie Rep) who provides me with some great CDs :)...However, I have never heard of any of the artists you guys mentioned..Must look into that. I basically own quite a few compilation CDs and I absolutely love them. I also like Wendy Stewart, a harpist, who produced a fine CD. Kate, have you ever heard of her? She is Scottish..
: Jon Anderson of YES fame also released a Celtic CD two years ago called THE PROMISE RING. It's one of my favourites...

Hi, Rebecca!

I guess a lot of Celtic music isn't what you'd call "mainstream," which means you pretty much have to seek it out. However, James Galway is a very famous flutist (floutist? fluter? flutewright?) and has done a lot of movie themes, etc, in addition to more traditional CDs. In addition to Winter's Crossing, he also has a great CD with the Chieftans that's worth checking out.

Phil Couter was new to me when I bought Winter's Crossing. I plan to look for more of his records, though, liking this one so much. The Scottish Moors CD is a Lifescapes of those "booths" you see set up where you can listen to selections from different nature CDs, or other types of music. Some of them are a bit "synthetic" for my taste, but others are truly lovely. Check out any of those booths when you see them at Target or the Malls. They often have some very beautiful offerings. Celtic Mystery and Celtic River are two others from Lifescape that I enjoy.

I also have two Hearts of Space CDs that I love, called Celtic Twilight (1 and 2). They are collections by several different artists, including Loreena McKennitt, John Boswell, Alasdair Fraser, Jeff Johnson, Nightnoise (a favorite group of mine), Talitha Mackenzie, and others.

I'll look for Wendy Stewart...I'm very fond of the harp. A healing instrument, for sure. I do have one by Patrick Ball called Celtic Harp, Volume 3, Secret Isles. It's beautiful.

Now a question: I also have a great CD called Celtic Sessions, Airs & Dances of Ireland & Scotland, by WILLIAM Coulter & Friends. Does anyone know the relationship, if any, between Will and Phil?? Brothers? Father/son? No kin at all?


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