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) ~ 377 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb (incl 5%) | 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).

Celtic Woman - Voices of Angels (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 25, 2016
Celtic Woman - Voices of Angels (2016)

Celtic Woman - Voices of Angels (2016)
Celtic, Folk, World | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:00 | 150 MB
Label: Celtic Thunder Ltd | Release Year: 2016

Celtic Woman has a remarkable twelve-year legacy of introducing the most talented singers and musicians from Ireland onto the world stage. Voices Of Angels showcases the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, Mairead Carlin, Eabha McMahon and introduces the breathtaking new Celtic violinist Tara McNeill. The Voices Of Angels (Manhattan/Caroline) album contains some of the most popular songs from the Celtic Woman repertoire along with several previously unrecorded tracks, all with stunning new orchestral arrangements recorded with the 72-piece Orchestra of Ireland.

VA - Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic VI: Celtic Roots (2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Aug. 28, 2016
VA - Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic VI: Celtic Roots (2016)

VA - Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic VI: Celtic Roots (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:10:01 | 160 MB
Genre: Jazz, Folk, Celtic | Label: ACT Music

The concert series 'Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic' has set itself the ambition to reflect current developments and shifts in jazz, and in European jazz in particular, ever since it started. A new configuration of musicians is assembled for each concert, the focus is placed on a different theme, and the results have invariably been truly memorable one-off concerts. 'Celtic Roots' was another in this line of triumphs. This concert re-traced the paths taken by celtic music as it traversed European culture, and also charted its influence on jazz.

Greg Joy - Celtic Impressions (2005)  Music

Posted by varrock at Aug. 26, 2016
Greg Joy - Celtic Impressions (2005)

Greg Joy - Celtic Impressions (2005)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 12 | 47:07 min | 107 Mb
Style: New Age, Celtic | Label: Horizon West Music

Canadian guitar player/producer Greg Joy was born in Victoria. His love for the folk music of the British Isles led him to the Victoria Music Conservatory in the late '70s to study classical guitar. He has performed with a myriad of both Celtic and worldbeat groups, and has released numerous collections of Christmas and Celtic music of his own. ~ James Christopher Monger.

Celtic Thunder - Holiday Symphony (2014)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 28, 2016
Celtic Thunder - Holiday Symphony (2014)

Celtic Thunder - Holiday Symphony (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 299 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 150 MB | 00:45:24
Celtic, Vocal, Easy Listening, Christmas | Label: Legacy Recordings | Release Year: 2014

Released to coincide with the international singing group's 20-city North American tour of the same name (it's also their first ever full-on symphony orchestra tour), 2014's Holiday Symphony finds Celtic Thunder rumbling through a set of Yuletide selections that are delivered with group's usual mix of elegance and orchestral bombast. The 18-track set features an engaging mix of holiday standards like "Away in a Manger," "Carol of the Bells," and "O Come All Ye Faithful," and more eclectic offerings like a cover of the Pogues' "Fairytale of New York" and a lovely rendition of the sacred polyphonic 16th century Latin Christmas carol "Gaudete."

Barry Douglas - Celtic Airs (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 28, 2016
Barry Douglas - Celtic Airs (2016)

Barry Douglas - Celtic Airs
Classical, Celtic | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 72:16 min | 166 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2016

With this new volume, Barry Douglas once again weaves a magic web with Celtic tunes that have been handed down from generation to generation. His playing is entwined sometimes with new material composed by his musical companions, internationally renowned for their fearless explorations and interpretations of Scottish music. 'Bíonn cúig insint ar gach scéal agus dhá ghabháil déag ar gach amhrán': there may be five versions of every story but there are twelve interpretations of each song. The old Irish proverb reflects an acknowledgement that each artist makes his or her own of material that has been handed down. The result is a beautiful, wistful celebration of melodic riches. Listen and be entranced.

VA - My Gentle Harp: Celtic Music For Harp (1999)  Music

Posted by varrock at Oct. 21, 2016
VA - My Gentle Harp: Celtic Music For Harp (1999)

VA - My Gentle Harp: Celtic Music For Harp (1999)
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | Tracks: 13 | 50:45 min | 118 Mb
Style: New Age, Celtic | Label: Celtophile Records

Celtophile's My Gentle Harp collects traditional Celtic harp melodies into a budget-priced CD. Deanta's "Harp Airs (Rock Of Esse)," Joe Burke's "Blind Mary," Sileas' "Miss Gordon of Gight," Eugene O'Donnell's "Farewell to My Gentle Harp," and Jerry O'Sullivan's "O'Carolan's Farewell to Music" are a few of the highlights from this affordable sampler of authentic Celtic sounds.

Chris Conway - Celtic Gold (2014)  Music

Posted by varrock at Oct. 16, 2016
Chris Conway - Celtic Gold (2014)

Chris Conway - Celtic Gold (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | Tracks: 8 | 60:12 min | 138 Mb
Style: New Age | Label: Paradise Music

b. 5 December 1962, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Whether playing as part of a band or as a solo artist, singer-songwriter Conway always manages to retain his trademark acoustic guitar-based sound. Although from the USA, it was not until Conway began playing with UK-based musicians that he finally began receiving some recognition for his talents. Debuting in 1995 with the album Sounds Like Rain, Conway has issued solo outings on a regular basis with stand-out titles including 1996’s Flying Home and 2001’s Live! He has also released albums with Dan Britton, Chloe Singer and Judith Silver. Although known primarily for his aforementioned acoustic folk style, Conway often manages to break from the expected, and has issued additional albums in a variety of different styles.

Caratacus - The Celtic Sessions, Vol. 1 (2016)  Music

Posted by varrock at Sept. 30, 2016
Caratacus - The Celtic Sessions, Vol. 1 (2016)

Caratacus - The Celtic Sessions, Vol. 1 (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | Tracks: 14 | 49:57 min | 125 Mb
Style: New Age, Celtic | Label: Brainomania

Caratacus is the musical side project of film & media composer Dirk Ehlert. Caratacus has a focus on epic symphonic orchestral celtic and medieval music. Having worked in the film score and trailer industry for quite some time now has shaped an understanding of creating soundscapes from intimate emotional to over-the-top bombastic and epic.

VA - Celtic - Collection 3 (2008)  Music

Posted by varrock at Sept. 25, 2016
VA - Celtic - Collection 3 (2008)

VA - Celtic - Collection 3 (2008)
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | Tracks: 14 | 78:43 min | 190 Mb
Style: New Age, Celtic | Label: MG Music

Medwyn has become a legend in the world of new age and instrumental music with over four million album sales to his credit. With 4 Gold Discs, 1 platinum and various other awards among his credits, he has gained an international reputation for being prolific, producing in a variety of styles, but above all composing and recording quite stunning music that is melodic, emotional and highly expressive. His career already spans 25 years, having started with New World Music, progressed with the Dutch label Oreade Music until finally he became independent by launching his own label – MG Music in 2002.