The Spirit of Sacred Pilgrimage, Captured in Celtic Music

On Celtic Pilgrimage, Irish harpist Áine Minogue uses instrumental music and rich lyrical poetry to capture the full emotional spectrum of a pilgrimage. From the initial fears of unknown territory and the longing for home, to the new perspective and the rediscovery of joy pilgrims gain when the journey is complete.

Few events change one’s life as deeply as a sacred pilgrimage-a journey that recharges the spirit for many, bringing them clarity to their relationship with the divine. One of the most popular is the legendary Camino de Santiago, the St. James Pilgrimage Route, that beins in southern France and ends in Santiago, in northwestern Spain.

The CD features virtuoso cellist Eugene Friesen on cello; Steve Gorn on Bansuri flutes; Scott Petito on keyboards, bass, and guitar; percussion by Chris Carey; and overtone singing by Baird Hersey.

Áine Minogue was born in Borrisokane, County Tipperary, and began playing the harp at age 12. She developed her talent as a harpist by studying and performing in Ireland and now lives in the United States. In addition to recording seven solo albums including Celtic Lamentations, Mysts of Time, Twilight Realm and Celtic Meditation Music, she has contributed to numerous soundtracks and compilations, with recordings for PBS, BMG, and Virgin Records.


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Author: World Music Central News Department

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