Celtic Spotlight

Celtic Spotlight on Dave Bainbridge and Troy Donockley – From Silence

On the evening of 27th October last year Troy and Dave set up their gear in the cavernous surroundings of the 900 year old Lincoln Cathedral and improvised together for over an hour, taking their inspiration from their surroundings and the wonderful acoustic properties of the building. The recording was literally “choreographed” by Dallas Simpson who is an expert in binaural recording – a technique which gives a fantastic sense of movement and involvement within a recording (particularly when listened…

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Celtic Spotlight: The Ric Blair Band Fields of Freedom

Ric has recently completed his 3rd CD entitled, “Fields of Freedom, Celtic Hymns and Instrumentals.” Fields of Freedom is a incredibly unique and artistically produced collection of hymns, Irish instrumentals, and scripture meditations. From the very beginning you will be moved by Ric’s emotional vocal renditions of Just As I Am, Be Thou My Vision and He Leadeth Me. You will also hear haunting, ancient Christian Celtic instrumentals such as Ag Criost An tSiol on uilleann pipes and uplifting celtic…

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Maranatha! Music’s Celtic Hymns

Word Distribution’s new“Hymns & Stories” Promotion Recounts Songs, Stories Of Our Faith promotion includes an extra incentive to purchase one of the 11 projects featured by offering the consumer a free CD, Maranatha! Music’s Celtic Hymns, with purchase.  This unique CD combines a diversity of instruments and vocalists with classic hymns to create a rich and inspiring project that soaks in the distinctive sounds of ancient Ireland.  Produced by John Andrew Schreiner and Stan Endicott, “Celtic Hymns” reveals unique arrangements, powerful vocals and colorful instrumentation. The…

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The Lord of the Board

Rings of power were given to Moderators at LOTR.FanHQ. Time would show who was capable of wielding them and who would fail miserably… I joined The Lord of the Rings Fan Club as a Charter Member in 2001. I became active on the Fan Club HQ message boards in January of 2005 and have ordered several things from the Fan Club HQ site since becoming a part of the fan community. Prior to my posting on the message boards, I…

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Riverdance Returns to Nashville

Few shows have touched audiences like RIVERDANCE, the Original International Phenomenon. Now, this thunderous celebration of joyful music, song and dance that has thrilled over 18 million people around the world returns to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, February 15-20 for eight performances only. Composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty, and directed by John McColgan, RIVERDANCE  features an international company of brilliant performers who have touched the hearts of millions around the world.  “An explosion of…

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Dave Bainbridge — Veil of Gossamer

Dave Bainbridge is better known as one of the cofounders of the band Iona. While he may not be a household name in CCM circles, he has drawn critical acclaim with his innovative project, Veil of Gossamer. Veil of Gossamer is a concept album based on an event in the life of Saint Cuthbert. The theme is the thin veil that separates this world and the next and how the two worlds intersect across that veil. Recurreing melodies flow through…

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IONA Performs UK Concert

On 18th November 2004 IONA will be performing their first UK concert in 2 years at the University of London. This is to be filmed for the band’s first ever full length concert DVD release. Tickets can be purchased by emailing Voiceprint_mailorder@compuserve.com. The price is £25. However, this price INCLUDES the DVD of the concert, which will be despatched to you upon release AND a special thanks name check on the actual DVD programme for everyone attending the concert who…

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Celtic Spotlight: Kindred

Husband-wife duo Dave and Felicia Meyer are better known as Kindred. Describing their sound as “Eclectic folk with a Celtic flair,” Kindred’s music is a haunting blend of Irish-Celtic melodies along the lines of Enya or Moya (formerly spelled Maire) Brennan. Their first CD Celtic Flair is a collection of original songs, fiddle tunes, and classic Celtic standards. Blending an evocative mix of voice, cello, guitars, and percussion, Kindred draws their music from the Irish poets, pubs, and county fairs;…

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Celtic Spotlight: Moya Brennan

Moya Brennan has been at the heart of some wonderful records. She’s enjoyed many years as the voice of Clannad, one of Ireland’s most respected acts. Her music has graced international film soundtracks, spiritual recordings, several television series and even dance anthems. Moya added her voice to the last summer’s blockbuster, King Arthur a new take on the King Arthur story which is set in Britain around the fall of the Roman Empire. Moya was approached by top film composer,…

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Celtic Spotlight: The Ric Blair Band

The Ric Blair Band is a Christian, celtic, folk rock group on Scottish Castle Records, which is distributed by Wesscott and Provident. On tour in the UK and across the United States, the Ric Blair Band has been impacting audiences with the message of freedom in Christ.” The Ric Blair Band’s unique musical style has been described as “the acoustic Beatles meets Braveheart meets Jesus.” Half of the Ric Blair Band is from Ireland with Patrick Darcy from Dublin on…

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