Thursday, February 11, 2010

a bouquet of Celtic love songs & tunes

A meditative guitar piece from Donal Clancy, a tune for a friend's wedding and a lively jig from Hanneke Cassel, and a set of reels meant for dancing from Matt and Shannon Heaton are the instrumentals in this set. Then there’s a song about transitions in loving in Western Highway from Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, a happy song that holds several meanings in Carrick a Rede from Cathie Ryan, and a swirl of emotion and music with words in Irish and English, in What’s Closest to the Heart also from Ryan, and an affirmation of love and hope in a song which blends Irish and African American tradition in Fisherman’s Lullaby from Matt and Shannon Heaton. For your Valentine themed listening, and beyond.

you may also wish to see
Voices: Donal Clancy

Lovers' Well: Matt & Shannon Heaton

Hanneke Cassel and Christopher Lewis: Calm the Raging Sea

Cathie Ryan: Songwriter

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Blogger Melanie Haiken said...

I saw Donal Clancy at a Celtic Music festival some time ago and it was a wonderful live show. I wish musicians like this were able to tour more!

5:09 PM  
Blogger Peggy Bourjaily said...

Sounds like a lovely mix to listen to!

8:33 PM  
Blogger kerry dexter said...

it is, I think you'd enjoy it.

Hanneke Cassel -- who is in this list and about whom there is more in other posts along the Music Road -- often plays in California -- is right now, I think. definitely worth seeing live should you have the chance.

4:56 PM  

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