Celtophile Artists - Gentle Breeze (TB-CELT 9016)


This collection of pieces originally recorded for the Green Linnet label is ideal for anyone who loves Celtic music, the flute, or both. The music runs the gamut from fast-paced and exciting ("George White's Favourite/The Sligo Maid," "Kitty in the Lane/Captain Kelly/The Green Mountain") to slow and sweet ("Raibh Tu ag an gCarraig," "Gwerz ar Marc' hadourig Bihan/Autrefois Disait un Guerrier/Ton Derobee") to everything in between. There are quite a few standout pieces as well; "Gan Ainm/Emily's" has a traveling feel to it, and "Seamus Ennis' Jig/Connie O'Connell's" is an excellent flute and fiddle duet. The most exciting piece here, however, is "Paddy and the Bandit," featuring a fiddle and drum backing that adds considerable drama. Flute and whistle are the lead instruments here, so much so that it's sometimes hard to hear the backing instruments, but this is overall an excellent sampler. --Genevieve Williams

Track Listing:

1. George White's Favourite/The Sligo Maid - Kevin Crawford

2. Hyne's March/Johhny Harling's/Lasse Of Ballintra - Joanie Madden

3. Seamus Ennis' Jig/Connie O'Connell's - Matt Molloy/Sean Keane

4. Raibh Tu Ag An GCarraig - Joe Burke

5. Gan Ainm/Emily's - Seamus Egan

6. Gwerz Ar Marc' Hadourig Bihan/Autrefois Disait Un Guerrier/Ton Derobee - Kornog

7. Christy Barry's Set - Kevin Crawford

8. Kitty In The Lane/Captain Kelly/The Green Mountain - Matt Molloy/Sean Keane

9. The Sunset - Frankie Kennedy/Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh

10. John Brady's/High Reel/Martin Wynne's - Joanie Madden

11. Humors Of Ballinahinch/The Mourne Mountains - Jack Coen

12. Paddy And The Bandit: Paddy's In Chicago/The Ceili Bandit - Deanta

13. O'Carolan's Farewell To Music - Jerry O'Sullivan.