Rug Muire Mac Do Dhia/Mary Gave Birth to the Son of God
Gabham Molta Bhríde/Ode to Bridget
Don Oíche Úd I mBeithil/For that Night Yonder in Bethlehem
Seacht nDólás Na Maighdine Muire/Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary
Teresa Doyle: Vocals Oliver Schroer: violins, recorder, bells, Tibetan singing bowl & guitar Bill Brennan: Keyboard, singing bell & water bell Rebecca Blair: Celtic harp Corbin Keep: cello David Woodhead: bass Irene Schroer: for playing the sea (ummm, C) on Caoineadh Mhuire
Today, the Celtic music world includes Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany (France), Asturias and Galicia (Spain), and parts of Atlantic Canada and the United States (a result of large waves of Scottish, Irish and French immigration to the Americas). In recent decades, Celtic women have been leading a revival in folk music. Artists like Sharon Shannon, Karen Matheson (of Capercaillie), Cara Dillon and others have achieved what was only a generation ago almost unthinkable, reaching mainstream audiences with Celtic folk music. This Rough Guide presents a selection of the best female artists on the scene.
The album opens with the spirited song, 'In Shame Love, In Shame' by Pauline Scanlon. Her music is immersed in the Irish tradition, with a dose of contemporary edginess from alternative music. Other highlights include a track by a four piece ensemble lead by the great Julie Fowlis. 'Da Bhafaigheann Mo Rogha De Thriur Acu' is a strident, dance-like tune....... more