The Rough Guide To Celtic Lullabies
From the rugged shores of Ireland, to Brittany’s pine-covered hills, the Celtic world has a long tradition of lullabies. Enjoy calm fiddle and harp songs from the likes of Liz Carroll and Alan Stivell alongside gently reworked classics by Flook and Altan.
Includes bonus CD by Gráinne Hambly: Irish Harp Lullabies
- Listen Buy MP3 Altan: Dun Do Shuil (3:55)
- Listen Bundle only Liz Carroll: A Day And An Age (5:49)
- Listen Buy MP3 Plethyn: Cysga Di Fy Mhlentyn Tlws (Sleep, My Little One) (2:32)
- Listen Buy MP3 Margie Butler: Baloo Baleerie (3:24)
- Listen Buy MP3 Brian Hughes & Garry O'Briain: The Fairy Child (3:52)
- Listen Buy MP3 Kirkmount: I Wonder As I Wander (4:22)
- Listen Buy MP3 Alan Stivell: An Hirañ Noz (4:41)
- Listen Buy MP3 Teresa Doyle: A Lullabye (3:44)
- Listen Buy MP3 Plethyn: Si Hei Lwli Mabi (Hush, My Little Baby) (2:23)
- Listen Buy MP3 Flook: Rosbeg (2:11)
- Listen Buy MP3 Christina Stewart: Nam Bu Leam Fhìn Thu Thàladhainn Thu (If You Were Mine I Would Lull You) (3:46)
- Listen Buy MP3 Nadia Birkenstock: Arran Boat Song (3:13)
- Listen Buy MP3 Alastair McDonald: Highland Fairy Lullaby (2:58)
- Listen Buy MP3 Glasgow Hebridean Choir: All Through The Night (2:36)
- Listen Buy MP3 JCB With Jerry Holland: Boo Baby's Lullaby (2:34)
- Listen Bundle only Tommy Sands: Night Night And Einini (2:47)
- Listen Buy MP3 Golden Bough: The Mermaid's Song/Song Of The Seals (5:25)
- Listen Buy MP3 Eleanor Plunkett (3:21)
- Listen Buy MP3 Soft Mild Morning/Her Golden Hair Hanging Down Her Back (4:40)
- Listen Buy MP3 The Jointure And Jig (5:31)
- Listen Buy MP3 Kitty Magennis (3:26)
- Listen Buy MP3 The Tosa Waltz (3:34)
- Listen Buy MP3 Young Terence MacDonough (3:43)
- Listen Buy MP3 Ag Taisteal Na Blárnan (Travelling Through Blarney) (3:25)
- Listen Buy MP3 King Of The Blind/Carolan's Quarrel With The Landlady (5:09)
- Listen Buy MP3 Inis Oirr (3:14)
Perhaps what makes Celtic lullabies truly unique is their initial inspiration. If one has ever visited the Atlantic coast of Eire, or the Hebrides, or Land’s End, or the Gower Peninsula, or bleak Prince Edward Island, or Brittany’s rugged, pine-covered coastal hills, it’s easy to imagine how the sadness, yearning, uncertainty, remoteness and eeriness of the choppy northern waters can transmute into plaintive song and story. In this context, Liz Carroll’s fiddle, Margie Butler and Alan Stivell’s harps, the Protestant-Celtic choral majesty of Plethyn and the Glasgow Hebridean Choir, the more contemporary (yet still mystery-laden) pleasures of Flook and Altan, the fiercely guarded integrity of Jerry Holland and Kirkmount and the playful crib-side charm of Tommy Sands are all so clearly part of one continuity.
The Rough Guide to Celtic Lullabies is a soothing selection of songs that will lull any baby to peaceful sleep, but also stands alone as an exceptional collection of Celtic folk music. Other highlights include contributions by Canadian-Celtic songstress Teresa Doyle, Scottish champion banjoist Alastair McDonald, and German electro-harpist Nadia Birkenstock.The full-length bonus album is a beautiful solo harp collection by esteemed Irish harpist, Gráinne Hambly. Hambly is a leading light on the international Irish harp scene today. This evocative album showcases a hand-picked selection of slow, soothing works that construct a peaceful reverie.
Parents, children and world music fans alike will relish the quality, calm music included on this Rough Guide.