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Celtic Voices

Label:  Topic   Catalog #: 701  
Number of Discs: 1 
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Ancient Celtic music has its roots anchored firmly in the early bardic traditions that existed prior to the 17th century. Served by poet storytellers and musicians, these traditions served both to chronicle the times and provide the music to accompany song and social dance. Celtic Voices collects together 19 performances - 11 of them songs and the rest dance tunes, including jigs, airs and reels. The performers chosen are, undoubtedly, some of the finest ever recorded in Irish and traditional music. These are not prettified 'Celtic voices' of New Age music but muscular singing and playing in the authentic Irish tradition: airs and dance-tunes on flute, whistle or uillean pipes, and the ornate vocal styles of great singers like Paddy Tunney, Read more Sarah Makem and Margaret Barry. Read less

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