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Celtic moods
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, CA : Virgin, [1997, c1995]

℗1997, ©1995
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (66 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Selections previously released 1984-1997.

Compact disc.

Subtitle on container: A Celtic companion to pure moods.

Program notes on insert.
Overture. Rob Roy ; The rieving party (Carter Burwell) -- Theme from Harry's game (Clannad) -- Samain night (Loreena McKennitt) -- Only a woman's heart (Eleanor McEvoy) -- Strange boat (Waterboys) -- Invisible to you (Mary Coughlan) -- The call to dance medley. Westburne reel ; Andy Renwick's ferret (Leahy) -- Rob Roy. The Gaelic reels (Capercaillie) -- Sleepy Maggie (Ashley MacIsaac) -- The crib of perches ; Carmel Mahoney Mulhaire's (Matt Malloy) -- Sharon Shannon. Blackbird (Sharon Shannon) -- Heroine (Edge & Sinéad O'Connor) -- No frontier (Mary Black) -- The island (Paul Brady) -- Runaway Sunday. Caide sin don te sin? (Altan) -- Ride on (Christy Moore) -- Woodbrook (Micheál O'Súilleabháin).
Added Title:
Rob Roy.

Sharon Shannon.

Runaway Sunday.
Format :
Music CD


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The success of the new age compilation Pure Moods in early 1997 led to the release of Celtic Moods later in the year. Like its predecessor, Celtic Moods is essentially a new age collection -- here, Celtic is code for mystic. A few songs, such as the Waterboys' "Strange Boat," adhere to the earthy spirit of Irish folk, but much of the music -- including cuts by Clannad, Loreena McKennitt, Ashley MacIsaac, Sharon Shannon, Mary Black, Altan, Christy Moore, and the Edge/Sinéad O'Connor -- is atmospheric and ambient, evoking the mystical elements of Celtic music. In other words, if you're looking for true Irish folk, go elsewhere -- this is new age music with vaguely Celtic overtones, and if you're a fan of that style, there's no better compilation available than Celtic Moods. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine