Ronn Mcfarlane - The Celtic Lute (24/192 FLAC)
Ronn Mcfarlane – The Celtic Lute (24/192 FLAC)

Composer: Turlough O’Carolan, James Oswald
Performer: Ronn Mcfarlane
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Dorian Sono Luminus
Release: 2018
Size: 2.18 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Turlough O’Carolan:
01. Carolan’s Welcome

traditional:
02. Banish Misfortune
03. The Battle of Harlaw
04. Pipe on the Hob
05. Cliffs of Moher
06. Hey My Nanny – Guzzle Together

Turlough O’Carolan:
07. Carolan’s Dream
08. Sheebeg Sheemore

James Oswald:
09. The Flowers of Edinburgh

Turlough O’Carolan:
10. Miss Noble
11. Fanny Power

traditional :
12. The Flaggon
13. The Stool of Repentance
14. The Lone Vale
15. Flee Over the Water
16. Hoop Her and Gird Her
17. If I Had a Bonny Lass

Turlough O’Carolan:
18. Lady Athenry
19. The Seas Are Deep
20. Tune Without Title, No. 172

traditional :
21. The Monaghan Jig
22. The Kid on the Mountain

Turlough O’Carolan:
23. Blind Mary
24. George Brabazon
25. Separation of the Body and Soul

traditional :
26. The Butterfly

There’s a loose definition (or maybe tacit agreement) that Celtic Music is found in those European cultures where the Celtic tribes invaded. Aside from Ireland and Scotland, Wales qualifies, as does Brittany, the Galician part of Spain, the Isle of Man. If we focus just on the Gaelic language group and fine tune it to just Scotland and Ireland, we really know what we are hearing, right? Do we? While there is plentiful cross-pollination between these two nations and an ancient shared heritage, they are not the same place, and their music is not a single common recipe using slightly different ingredients. Irish stew is not haggis. There are differences grand and small, subtle and great. Distinct nations with different histories will evolve different artistic natures, and this is played out in a joyful noise in our Celtic lands. Ronn McFarlane’s heritage and lifelong interest in Scottish music allows us to walk first (as Neil Munro put it) ‘song-haunted over the Moors’.

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