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Celtic Compass

  • 1. Metheamh: Fleur De Mandragore / Ash Plant / Siobhan O'Donnell's - Lunsas
    2. Costa de Galicia, A - Sharon Shannon & Friends/Carlos Nunez
    3. Arthur McBride and the Sergeant - Paul Brady
    4. O'Rourke's / Spike Island Lassies / Lord McDonald's - Paddy Keenan/Tommy O'Sullivan
    5. The Big Man / Waiting For Janet - John McCusker
    6. Another Train - Poozies
    7. Mazurka & Jigs - Poozies
    8. Malfunction Junction - Niall & Cillian Vallely
    9. There's the Day - Cathal McConnell
    10. Lady Ann Montgomery's Reel / Eilish Brogan / Paddy Fahey's - Tony McManus
    11. Loving Hannah - Bill Jones
    12. The One That Was Lost / The Hag's Purse / The Black Rogue - Alan & John Kelly
    13. Rolling Waves - Michael McGoldrick/John McSherry
    14. I Wish - Kate Rusby
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4353

  • Credits

    Performers include: Kate Rusby, Paul Brady, Lunasa, John McCusker, Dervish, Niall & Cillian Vallely, Eamonn Coyne, Alan & John Kelly.
    There's nothing new on this compilation, no rare or unreleased gems. So why is it such a satisfying disc? Perhaps because Compass has gradually put together an impressive roster of Celtic artists (although Kate Rusby is English, not Celtic -- an important distinction). Lunasa, Sharon Shannon, and Paul Brady make for a powerful one-two-three leadoff, and if it stopped there, it would be impressive, but that's just the beginning. They have some of the very best talent from several generations, including younger talent like Bill Jones and Niall & Cillian Vallely. The tracks are well selected for a graceful glide of music. To anyone who has a few of these discs, this might be dispensable. But to anyone just looking to investigate the crop of Celtic (and more) sounds out there, this offers a great place to begin. ~ Chris Nickson

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