Cover image for Celtic Christmas III a Windham Hill sampler.
Title:
Celtic Christmas III a Windham Hill sampler.
Author:
Agnew, David.
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, CA : Windham Hill ; New York : Manufactured and distributed in the USA by BMG Music, [1997]

℗1997
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Traditional songs and music performed by Irish and Scottish musicians.
General Note:
Compact disc.

Program notes inserted in container.
Language:
English
Contents:
Wexford carol / David Agnew, David Downes (3:40) -- Angels in the snow / David Arkenstone (3:49) -- Lully lullay / Nightnoise (3:37) -- Circle of joy / Lisa Lynne (4:43) -- Sails of Galway / Snuffy Walden (4:42) -- South wind / Paddy Glackin, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (3:31) -- Raven in the snow / Brian Dunning, Jeff Johnson (4:04) -- Snows / Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill, Tríona Ní Domhnaill (3:32) -- Home / Lisa Lynne (4:46) -- Black is the colour / James MćNally (5:48) -- Coinnle An Linóh losa / Seamus Begley, Stephen Cooney (3:07) -- Lament / Patrick Cassidy (5:37).
UPC:
019341123323
Format :
Music CD

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From the opening track's mournful oboe, cor anglais and uillean pipes it's obvious this will be an excursion into a Celtic evening. But what starts out engaging enough, with David Arkenstone's artful blending of synthesizer and pennywhistle to the vocals of Triona Ni Dhmohnaill and Lisa Lunne's Celtic harp, soon turns dark. The tunes conjure images of the season, mournful ones for the most part, such as James McNally's "Black is the Colour" and Patrick Cassidy's concluding "Lament," though Paddy Glackin and Micheal O Domhnaill's "The South Wind" and Brian Dunning and Jeff Johnson's "A Raven in the Snow" lighten it somewhat. Still, no matter how well it's played or how soulful it is, it's pretty depressing for Christmas music. ~ Ross Boissoneau