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Hughes de Courson - O'Stravaganza: Fantasy on Vivaldi and the Celtic music of Ireland (2001)

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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) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | 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).

Loreena McKennitt - The Book Of Secrets (1997) {2005, Remastered}

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Loreena McKennitt - The Book Of Secrets (1997) {2005, Remastered}

Loreena McKennitt - The Book Of Secrets (1997) {2005, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 347 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 154 Mb
Full Scans | 00:53:20 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, World, Celtic | Quinlan Road #R2 46719

The Book of Secrets, the follow-up to 1994's The Mask and Mirror – there was a Christmas EP, A Winter Garden, released in 1995) – finds Loreena McKennitt in the same musical vein, mixing Celtic, Spanish, Italian, and new age to create her own distinct sound. The only problem is that she did not seem to progress much during the time between releases. This is not necessarily a bad thing, since she still knows how to write incredible melodies and layer instruments to produce peaceful images. "Night Ride Across the Caucasus" and "Dante's Prayer" are just two prime examples of this. And she continues her practice of setting classic poetry to music (Alfred Noyes' "The Highwayman").

Clannad - In a Lifetime (2020)

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Clannad - In a Lifetime (2020)

Clannad - In a Lifetime (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Covers included | 02:24:21 | 857 Mb
Folk, Celtic, New Age | Label: BMG Rights Management

Compiled in conjunction with Clannad band members, In A Lifetime includes all the hits and two new songs ‘A Celtic Dream’ and ‘Who Knows (Where The Time Goes)’ both produced by Trevor Horn.

Władysław Kłosiewicz - Francesca Caccini: La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'Isola di Alcina (2006)

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Władysław Kłosiewicz - Francesca Caccini: La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'Isola di Alcina (2006)

Władysław Kłosiewicz - Francesca Caccini: La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'Isola di Alcina (2006)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 493 Mb | Total time: 77:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pro Musica | PMC 012 | Recorded: 2006

La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina (En. "The Liberation of Ruggiero from the island of Alcina") is a comic opera in four scenes by Francesca Caccini, first performed 3 February 1625 at the Villa di Poggio Imperiale in Florence, with a libretto by Ferdinando Saracinelli based on Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso. It is the first opera written by a woman and was long considered to be the first Italian opera to be performed outside of Italy.[a] It was performed to celebrate the visit of Prince Władysław of Poland during Carnival 1625, and it was revived in Warsaw in 1628. The work was commissioned by her employer Regent Archduchess Maria Maddalena of Austria, wife of Cosimo II de' Medici.

Lisa Lynne - Seasons Of The Soul (1999)

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Lisa Lynne - Seasons Of The Soul (1999)

Lisa Lynne - Seasons Of The Soul (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 302 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included
Celtic Fusion, New Age | Label: Windham Hill | # 01934-11427-2 | 00:53:16

Lisa Lynne is one of the top new age artists on the planet. It would be very difficult to recognize a more accomplished new age harpist. She combines traditional and ethnic instruments to allow subtle tribal overtones into her soundscapes. Her expert arrangements create lush and melodic atmospheres. Seasons of the Soul is perfect music for contemplating the self and for communing with God. Lynne's sensitivities for the subtleties of humanism are vivid and real. The sensuality of her sound design is smooth and warm. This environmental ambience is best when shared with a lover. This CD will appeal to all fans of good music. Comparisons to Hans Christian, Enya, Loreena McKennitt, and David Darling are valid. This is one of Lynne's better efforts. It is essential for all new age collectors.

Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna - A Celtic Tale: The Legend Of Deirdre (1996)

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Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna - A Celtic Tale: The Legend Of Deirdre (1996)

Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna - A Celtic Tale: The Legend Of Deirdre (1996)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Celtic, Neo-Classical, New Age, Ambient | Label: Hearts O' Space | # 11063-2 | 00:43:59

Written and recorded by brothers Mychael & Jeff Danna between their other scoring projects, A Celtic Tale is the soundtrack to an imaginary film of the Irish legend of Deirdre. Both the album and the legend reflect many aspects of love and sorrow. The Danna brothers mix Celtic folk, symphonic, and ambient music into a distinctive and fitting setting for Deirdre's star-crossed story. Though she is betrothed to a king, Deirdre finds her true love; she and her lover are exiled. When they try to return to their land, Deirdre's lover is killed, and she is imprisoned by the king she was to marry. Love and war blend in Deirdre's story; similarly, the music combines authentic Celtic instruments such as fiddle, tin whistle, flute, uilleann and highland pipes, and wire-strung harp with orchestral power and electronic atmospherics. Both listenable and powerful, A Celtic Tale showcases the Dannas' skill for creating emotionally accessible, technically beautiful music.

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.