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CD  |  Classical  |  07 Apr 2017


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Music of rapture and beauty, from the rugged hills and cosy firesides of Scotland, Ireland and Wales: 'Celtic Swoon' is the ultimate celebration of ancient serenity.

Some of the very first Swoons to captivate Australia over 20 years ago were from the Celtic tradition; on this album they join new Swoons as intimacy rubs shoulders with grandeur. Be embraced by the rich sound of the full orchestra in Danny Boy, and relish the tender majesty of the choir in My Heart's in the Highlands and Rutter's Deep Peace. Then marvel at the sheer beauty of the Scottish fiddle tradition, and join the harp, cello and accordion as they spin stunning melodies.

Released for the very first time on this album, baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes sings the beloved tunes Raglan Road and Loch Lomond. Alongside original folk tunes, we feature stunning arrangements by Benjamin Britten, Percy Grainger and others; and the tradition is brought up to date with the ethereal choral music of James MacMillan and Michael Nyman's Gloomy Winter, imbuing ancient sounds with the timbres of today.

For decades, Swoon has touched the lives of millions of Australians with moments of musical bliss. Featuring over two hours of music, Celtic Swoon presents a tartan-clad parcel of rapture that will make your world stand still.
DETAILS

Title: Celtic Swoon

Format: CD

Release Date: 07 Apr 2017

Artist: Various

Sku: 2334083

Catalogue No: 4815104

Category: Classical

TRACKS

DISC 1

1. Mary Scott, the Flower of Yarrow

2. A New Song

3. Rorate

4. Bushes and Briars

5. Suo Gân

6. Annie Laurie

7. The Last Rose of Summer

8. Raglan Road

9. Loch Lomond

10. Ye Banks and Braes

11. The Night Gently Waits

12. My Heart's in the Highlands

13. The Cradle Song

14. The Connacht Mother's Slumber Song

15. Irish Tune from County Derry (Danny Boy)

16. The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)

DISC 2

1. O Waly, Waly

2. The Salley Gardens

3. Ca' the Yowes

4. Unst Bridal March

5. Scots Song

6. A Child's Prayer

7. A Gaelic Blessing

8. Wild Mountain Thyme

9. Deep Peace

10. Bovaglie's Plaid

11. The Harp That Once Thro' Tara's Halls

12. Danny Boy

13. Skye Boat Song

14. Gloomy Winter

15. As He Moved Through the Fair

16. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling