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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.

Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief (1969) Expanded Remastered 2002

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Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief (1969) Expanded Remastered 2002

Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief (1969) Expanded Remastered 2002
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Label: Island Records | # 586 929-2, IMCD 291 | Time: 00:55:21
British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Progressive Folk

Liege & Lief is the fourth album by the English folk rock band Fairport Convention. It is the third and final album the group released in the UK in 1969, all of which prominently feature Sandy Denny as lead female vocalist. (Denny did not appear on the group's 1968 debut album). It is also the very first Fairport album on which all songs have either been adapted (freely) from traditional British and Celtic folk material (for example "Matty Groves", "Tam Lin"), or else are original compositions (such as "Come All Ye", "Crazy Man Michael") written and performed in a similar style. By introducing songs of this genre into the group's repertoire Denny, who had previously sung and recorded traditional folk songs as a solo artist, was instrumental in this transformation. Although Denny quit the band even before the album's release, Fairport Convention has continued to the present day to make music almost exclusively within the traditional British folk music idiom, and are still most strongly associated with it.

Alistair Hulett & Dave Swarbrick - The Cold Grey Light of Dawn (1998) {Musikfolk MFCD513}

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Alistair Hulett & Dave Swarbrick - The Cold Grey Light of Dawn (1998) {Musikfolk MFCD513}

Alistair Hulett & Dave Swarbrick - The Cold Grey Light of Dawn (1998) {Musikfolk MFCD513}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 265 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 106 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 95 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1998 Musikfolk | MFCD513
Contemporary Folk / Celtic / Folk-Punk / Political Folk

Alistair Hulett was a singer, songwriter, international socialist and revolutionary. He was a kind, gentle man who was committed to fighting for a better world, a world based on the principles of justice, equality, love and respect for all of humanity. The world was a better place for knowing him and is a sadder place for his loss. He left a great legacy in his music that will continue to bring inspiration to many who, like him, believe a better world was possible.

Alistair Hulett & Dave Swarbrick - Saturday Johnny & Jimmy the Rat (1996) {Jump Up Productions ‎JUMPUP007 rel 2005}

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Alistair Hulett & Dave Swarbrick - Saturday Johnny & Jimmy the Rat (1996) {Jump Up Productions ‎JUMPUP007 rel 2005}

Alistair Hulett & Dave Swarbrick - Saturday Johnny & Jimmy the Rat (1996) {Jump Up Productions ‎JUMPUP007 rel 2005}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 218 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 156 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1996, 2005 Jump Up Productions / Red Rattler | ‎JUMP UP 007
Contemporary Folk / Celtic / Folk-Punk / Political Folk

After his solo albums “Dance of the Underclass” and “In The Backstreets of Paradiese”, the long out of print album “Saturday Johnny & Jimmy The Rat” is finally released. After his folk-punk era with Roaring Jack and his solo albums, still at home in Australia, Alistair Hulett wanted to express his connection to the rich traditional music of Britain and Ireland.

June Tabor - Always (2005) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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June Tabor - Always (2005) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

June Tabor - Always (2005) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.35 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 729 Mb | Scans ~ 148 Mb | 04:53:49
British Folk, Folk-Rock, Celtic | Label: Topic | # TSFCD4003, TSCD558-561

June Tabor is not just one of England's foremost folk singers, but one of the greatest interpretive singers in any field. This set contains key tracks from all parts of her career, many live and unreleased songs and collaborations with, among others, Maddy Prior, The Oyser Band and Martin Simpson. It is subtly lavish, 4 CDs in a long box format (6'' x 12'') with a 48 page full color booklet including historical photographs, a biographical essay and comprehensive notes on the songs. There are 67 tracks, 32 of which are previously unreleased - almost 5 hours of music. The whole package is much more than just a career retrospective, it is a fitting tribute to one of the great singers of our time.

The Pogues - BBC Sessions 1984-85 (2020) [Vinyl-Rip]

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The Pogues - BBC Sessions 1984-85 (2020) [Vinyl-Rip]

The Pogues - BBC Sessions 1984-85 (2020)
Vinyl Rip | FLAC (tracks) - 269 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 112 Mb | 00:48:38
Folk Rock, Celtic Punk | Label: Warner Music

The Pogues at The BBC 1984-1985 compiles four different sessions spanning April 1984 to July 1985. Two sessions were broadcast from The John Peel Show, one session was broadcast from The Janice Long Show and one session was from The Auld Triangle Broadcast.

The Cranberries - Beneath The Skin: Live In Paris 1999 (2000) DVD9 [Re-Up]

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The Cranberries - Beneath The Skin: Live In Paris 1999 (2000) DVD9 [Re-Up]

The Cranberries - Beneath The Skin: Live In Paris 1999 (2000)
DVD9 | PAL | 16:9 (720x576) VBR | AC3, 6ch, 448 kbps / 2ch, 224 kbps | ~ 6.9 Gb
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Celtic Rock | Label: Image Entertainment | 01:24:33

The story of the Cranberries is one of dogged survival. Debuting with a maiden release that everybody seemed to rate as a portent of great things, the band suffered not only a "difficult" second album but also an absolute stinker of a third one, as the bandmembers strove desperately – too desperately – to live up to their reputation for sensitivity and thoughtfulness, and completely lost sight of their true virtues in the process. Internecine squabbling, health problems, and general disaffection all took further toll, so much so that, as the band prepared to release its fourth album, 1999's Bury the Hatchet, many observers were shocked to learn that the band even existed any longer, let alone was capable of actually making a new record – especially one that was as good as Bury the Hatchet turned out to be. Filmed at the Paris Omnisport de Bercy on December 9, 1999, toward the end of that album's accompanying tour, Beneath the Skin captures the full 84-minute concert performance, with the band ranging and, occasionally, raging through a veritable greatest-hits collection.

Dave Swarbrick - Swarb! Forty Five Years of Folk's Finest Fiddler (2003) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Dave Swarbrick - Swarb! Forty Five Years of Folk's Finest Fiddler (2003) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Dave Swarbrick - Swarb! Forty Five Years of Folk's Finest Fiddler (2003) 4 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.4 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 725 Mb | Scans included
British Folk, British Folk-Rock, Traditional Celtic | Label: Free Reed | # FRCD 41-44 | Time: 05:08:51

This lavishly packaged, authoritatively researched 4CD long-box set is the first in-depth anthology of the music and 45-year career of Dave Swarbrick, one of Britain's best loved and most influential folk fiddle players. The 73 tracks (over five hours of music) stretch from Swarb's earliest recordings to his latest, including selections from every duo, band and session line-up he has been involved in, legendary 'lost' recordings, and out-takes and alternate takes from all of his key albums. Among the many individuals and groups he has performed with are Ewan MacColl, the Ian Campbell Folk Group, Martin Carthy, Fairport Convention, Beryl Marriott, Richard & Linda Thompson, Whippersnapper, Eureka and Band Of Hope, all featured here along with other well know names from the British folk music scene. The definitive tribute to one of the great names of British folk music.

The Corrs - Live At Lansdowne Road (2000) [Re-Up]

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The Corrs - Live At Lansdowne Road (2000) [Re-Up]

The Corrs - Live At Lansdowne Road (2000)
DVD9 | PAL | 16:9 (720x576) VBR | LPCM, 2ch, 1536 kbps / AC3, 6ch, 448 kbps | ~ 6.77 Gb
Genre: Pop/Rock, Celtic | Label: Warner Music Vision | # 8536-53120-2 | Time: 01:27:53

Irish brother-sister act The Corrs play their irresistible blend of light pop and traditional Celtic sounds at two different locations. The first is Dublin's remarkable open-air stadium, Lansdowne Road, where the group performed in front of 50,000 adoring fans. The second is North London's Finsbury Park, the site of the 2000 Fleadh (pronounced "Fluh") Festival. Eighteen lives songs and three bonus tracks are included.

Martin Carthy - Martin Carthy (1965) Reissue 1993

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Martin Carthy - Martin Carthy (1965) Reissue 1993

Martin Carthy - Martin Carthy (1965) Reissue 1993
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 194 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans ~ 86 Mb
Genre: British Folk, Celtic | Label: Topic Records | # TSCD340 | Time: 00:40:31

Carthy's debut album rates a place alongside the album by Bob Dylan, as the debut work of a man who ultimately revolutionized folk music performance in England (Carthy is mentioned as an influence on the notes to Dylan's Freewheelin' album). This is Carthy's purest and simplest folk effort, an all-acoustic recording done in barely an afternoon that includes his version of "Scarborough Fair," awhich Paul Simon learned from Carthy (including the chords and changes from Carthy's arrangement) and transformed into a hit of his own. Also here is "Two Magicians," a song that later entered the repertory Steeleye Span, and "Lovely Joan," a folk song that is most familiar to classical listeners as the source of the counter-melody to Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia on Greensleeves." The playing and the interpretations are somewhat less ambitious and rather rougher than subsequent efforts, with Dave Swarbrick guesting on fiddle on about half the tracks, and Carthy's guitar covering all but the acapella tracks.

Oysterband - Trawler (1994)

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Oysterband - Trawler (1994)

Oysterband - Trawler (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 391 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included | 00:57:34
British Folk-Rock, Celtic Rock, British Folk | Label: Cooking Vinyl | # COOK CD 078

Oysterband's Trawler is a compilation of favorites from the group's previous seven albums, only newly recorded by the present lineup. Essentially, it's like a "covers" album of The Oysterband covering itself. Long one of Britain's prime synthesists of Celtic and rock, and a thorn in the side of purists everywhere, Trawler takes the group's material one step further away from tradition. Hal-An-Tow is a possessed whirligig of sounds; Oxford Girl reconfirms itself as the group's most memorable melody. One has to admit to slight unease with the "rewriting history" aspect of this re-recording, and a compilation of the original versions would have been far more comfortable.

Celtic Woman - Decade: The Songs, The Show, The Traditions, The Classics (2016)

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Celtic Woman - Decade: The Songs, The Show, The Traditions, The Classics (2016)

Celtic Woman - Decade: The Songs, The Show, The Traditions, The Classics (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,3 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 547 Mb | 03:50:53
Folk, Celtic, New Age, Pop, Female Vocal | Label: Celtic Collections

There are 60 tracks spread across the four discs with 15 songs on each, divided thematically to highlight different aspects of the musical range of Celtic Woman. ‘Decade’ is the definitive collection of Celtic Woman tracks. Performers on this album are vocalists Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, Hayley Westenra, Lynn Hilary, Alex Sharpe, Lisa Lambe, Susan McFadden, and violinist Máiréad Nesbitt.

Silly Sisters: Maddy Prior & June Tabor - No More To The Dance (1988) Reissue 2004

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Silly Sisters: Maddy Prior & June Tabor - No More To The Dance (1988) Reissue 2004

Silly Sisters: Maddy Prior & June Tabor - No More To The Dance (1988) Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans included
British Folk, Celtic, British Folk-Rock | Label: Topic | # TSCD450 | Time: 00:47:25

The first time June Tabor and Maddy Prior made a duo recording, it was released under their names and was entitled Silly Sisters. On this, their second album, Silly Sisters is the name of the group. Officially, it still consists of just Tabor and Prior, but most tracks also feature Breton guitarist Dan Ar Braz, Welsh harpist and keyboardist Huw Warren, and various other guests. As with their first album, the program is a winning mix of traditional and modern British folk music. An eerie and haunting arrangement of Andy Irvine's "Blood and Gold" is followed immediately by an almost African-sounding instrumental by Ar Braz; Tabor and Prior perform a brief a cappella "catch" by Henry Purcell entitled "Cakes and Ale"; and the traditional "Hedger and Ditcher" shows up in an arrangement that features both bagpipes and soprano saxophone. But interesting as things get instrumentally, Tabor and Prior's almost telepathic musicality and sharp, reedy voices are always at center stage, and the songs are always well served by the arrangements.

Van Morrison - Into The Music (1979) Expanded Remastered 2008 [Re-Up]

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Van Morrison - Into The Music (1979) Expanded Remastered 2008 [Re-Up]

Van Morrison - Into The Music (1979) Expanded Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb
Label: Exile/Polydor | # 5305454 | Time: 01:02:34 | Scans ~ 154 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Soft Rock, Celtic, Blue-Eyed Soul

2008 digitally remastered and expanded edition of Van's classic 1979 album featuring two previously unreleased bonus tracks: alternate versions of 'Steppin' Out Queen' and 'Troubadours'. Into The Music is a wonderfully diverse album, featuring some notable guests including Ry Cooder, Robin Williamson of the Incredible String Band, former James Brown saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and trumpeter and future soundtrack composer, Mark Isham. Includes original artwork and full lyrics to Van Morrison compositions 12 tracks.

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.