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Ronn McFarlane – The Celtic Lute (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Ronn McFarlane – The Celtic Lute (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 55:57 minutes | 2,18 GB | Genre: World
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © Sono Luminus

There are Celtic Music specialty radio shows and on-demand audio channels. Celtic Music CDs are sold in health food and yoga stores. We know it when we hear it. Right? So, what is it? 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.”

“I’ve had a great love for Celtic music since the 1970’s, hearing groups like the Chieftains and The Bothy Band. I was delighted to find Scottish tunes in lute manuscripts from the 17th century. But alas, there is no repertory of Irish lute music. Yet there is an obvious sympathy between the music of Ireland and Scotland, so I undertook to make arrangements of some of my favorite Irish and Scottish tunes that had never quite made it into the historical lute repertory. (An oversight, I’m sure.)” (Ronn McFarlane)

1. Carolan’s Welcome (01:49)
2. Banish Misfortune (01:45)
3. The Battle of Harlaw (01:50)
4. Pipe on the Hob (01:52)
5. Cliffs of Moher (01:13)
6. Hey My Nanny / Guzzle Together (01:56)
7. O’Carolan’s Dream (03:31)
8. Sheebeg and Sheemore (02:54)
9. The Flowers of Edinburgh (03:27)
10. Miss Noble (01:58)
11. Fanny Power (02:27)
12. The Flaggon (01:47)
13. The Stool of Repentance (01:21)
14. The Lone Vale (02:01)
15. Flee over the Water (01:27)
16. Hoop Her and Gird Her (01:45)
17. If I Had a Bonny Lass (01:10)
18. Lady Athenry (02:28)
19. The Seas Are Deep (01:38)
20. Tune Without Title No. 172 (02:35)
21. The Monaghan Jig (02:30)
22. The Kid on the Mountain (02:24)
23. Blind Mary (03:18)
24. George Brabazon (01:27)
25. Separation of the Body and Soul (02:53)
26. The Butterfly (02:31)


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