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VA - Celtic Christmas (2007)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 12, 2016
VA - Celtic Christmas (2007)

VA - Celtic Christmas (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 383 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 154 mb
Genre: Christmas, Celtic

This is a compilation CD of Celtic versions of Christmas songs called Celtic Christmas. This version was released in 2007 by LaserLight Digital and is essentially a collaboration disc between Chaire Hamilton and Toot Sweet.
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 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."
Le Orme - Felona E Sorona (1973) Philips/6323 023 A - Original IT Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

Le Orme - Felona E Sorona
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 756mb & 224mb
Label: Philips/6323 023 A | Release: 1973 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
I remembered the first Le ORME album I ever bought. It was "Ad Gloriam", an odd pick given that album isn't what you call progressive (it was psychedelic pop). The next Le ORME album I got was "Felona e Sorona", and I couldn't be more surprised how different this album sounded.
Clannad ‎- Macalla (1985) RCA/PL 70894 - DE Promo Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Clannad ‎- Macalla
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Label: RCA/PL 70894 | Release: 1985 | Genre: Celtic-Rock

1985's Macalla is one of Clannad's strongest albums. The songs are mainly mid-tempo or slower, and combine the poignant beauty of Irish balladry with the immediacy of a rock band line-up.
Clannad ‎- Legend (1984) RCA/NL 71703 - 1st DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Clannad ‎- Legend
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Label: RCA/NL 71703 | Release: 1984 | Genre: Celtic-Rock

Clannad started out like many traditional folk bands of Ireland; its early material for Gael-Linn Records could be considered traditional Irish folk, and most of the lyrics were in Irish. However, the band's signing to RCA Records and its 1982 hit "Theme From Harry's Game" catapulted it to the top of the UK pop charts. Most importantly, Clannad was one of the first Irish bands to truly delve into ambient music, an idiom that may be the modern counterpart to the traditional slow air.
Christy Moore ‎- Prosperous (1972) Tara/TARA 1001 - 1st IR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Christy Moore ‎- Prosperous
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz / 900mb
Label: Tara/TARA 1001 | Release: 1972 | Genre: Celtic-Folk

Essential: a masterpiece of celtic-folk music.
This album isn't from Planxty's discography, naturally. But we can't ignore that this album by Christy Moore is Planxty: The date 1972 (a year later published the legend, the Planxty "Black Album" ), the first song Raggle Taggle and … its members.
Planxty - The Well Below The Valley (1974) Shanachie/79010 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Planxty ‎- The Well Below The Valley
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue| 24bit/96kHz / 900mb
Label: Shanachie/79010 | Release: 1974 | This Issue: 1979 | Genre: Irish-Folk

Essential: a masterpiece of folk music
Planxty begins its remarkable sophomore release The Well Below the Valley with the pipe-led "Cunla," an engaging round sung by founder Christy Moore. Impeccably played dance tunes, soulful laments, and rollicking narratives follow, allowing listeners access to the full breadth of the group's many talents.
Planxty ‎- Planxty (1973) Polydor/2383 186 - UK Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Planxty ‎- Planxty
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz / 900mb
Label: Polydor/2383 186 | Release: 1973 | Genre: Celtic-Folk

Essential: a masterpiece of celtic-folk music.
Christy Moore, Andy Irvine, Liam O'Flynn, and Dónal Lunny formed Planxty, a slang version of the Irish word "Slainte" meaning "good health," in 1973 after collaborating on the Christy Moore record Prosperous.
The Nice - Elegy (1971) Philips/6303 011 - Original DE Demo Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

The Nice - Elegy
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz / 900mb
Label: Philips/6303 011 | Release: 1971 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Although admittedly a posthumous release, I was very surprised at the rather dismissive tenor of many of the reviews of this album to date. Hopefully this record will be reappraised soon as being a release worthy of anyone's consideration as I feel it does enhance an already rich legacy left behind by this very fine and innovative band. (So what if Charisma wanted to ride the slipstream of the lucrative ELP juggernaut?)