The Celtic Tradition Continues

Various Artists

The Independence Suite (Celtic Crossings CC2004, 2004)

Most recent Celtic music compilations focus on the contemporary artists. The
Independence Suite
takes a look at the outstanding artists who perform
traditional music from Ireland, Scotland and Cape Breton (Canada). The producer,
Cecilia McDonnell investigates the connections between Irish and Scottish music
as well as the music developed by the Celtic Diaspora in North America.The Tunes:

1. Don’t Touch that Green Linnet / Doolish / Gráinne’s Jig (jigs) Tommy Peoples
2. The Maids of Mitchelstown / The Bunch of Keys (reels) Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin & Patrick Ourceau
3. Traditional Cape Breton Jig / Dan Hughie’s / Donald Angus’s (jigs) Dougie
4. Captain John’s / The Queen of May (hornpipes) Geraldine Cotter
5. Caisleán an Óir / The Humours of Scarrif / Over the Moor to Maggie (hornpipe
/ reels) Aidan McMahon & Anthony Quigney
6. The Road to Dunmore (song) Robbie O’Connell with Clancy, O’Connell & Clancy
7. An Trí is a Rian / The Ballymahon Reel / Caher Rua (reels) Randal Bays & Dáithí Sproule
8. The Laddie with the Plaidie / Athole Brose / Captain David Stewart / The Spey
in Spate (strathspeys / reels) Barbara MacDonald Magone & Alasdair Fraser
9. Hè Mo Leannan (Scottish waulking song) Navan
10. The Bush in Bloom / The Munster Reel / Captain Kelly’s Reel (reels)
Geraldine Cotter, Maeve Donnelly, Peadar O’Loughlin, Eamon Cotter
11. Bríd Thomáis Mhurchadha (Irish sean nós song) Áine Meenaghan
12. An Buachaill Caol Dubh (slow air) Mícheál Ó hAlmhain
13. The Boys of Bluehill / The Stack of Barley (hornpipes) Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin
& Pádraig O’Dea
14. Shrip’s Clog / Virtuoso Hornpipe (clog / hornpipe) Maeve Donnelly
15. The Silver Spear / Mullin’s Fancy (reels) Mick O’Brien & Caoimhín Ó


Independence Suite: Traditional Music from Ireland, Scotland & Cape Breton

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.