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5.0 out of 5 stars "Mystic and Joyful Circle"
"The Celtic Circle" is a very unique and uplifting cd that has a wide range of Celtic music artists. This is a two cd set that is best listened to when you are trying to increase you sense of peacefulness and calm because both cds contain many songs that are relaxing to the soul. The music does sound very mystical and healing because you are treated to such good musical...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Kitchen sink "Celtic" packaged to get your pounds
Kitchen sink "Celtic" packaged to get your bucks, June 25, 2005
Reviewer: Deborah MacGillivray (Britain & US) - See all my reviews

This is a gathering of great artist with great music under the highly commercial "Celtic" banner. Up front, this is not really Celtic music for the most part. It's super music, but they tossed in everything and the kitchen sink...
Published on 25 Jun. 2005 by Deborah MacGillivray


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3.0 out of 5 stars Kitchen sink "Celtic" packaged to get your pounds, 25 Jun. 2005
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This review is from: Celtic Circle (Audio CD)
Kitchen sink "Celtic" packaged to get your bucks, June 25, 2005
Reviewer: Deborah MacGillivray (Britain & US) - See all my reviews

This is a gathering of great artist with great music under the highly commercial "Celtic" banner. Up front, this is not really Celtic music for the most part. It's super music, but they tossed in everything and the kitchen sink under a misleading Celtic music banner. I guess the producer of the album likely is one of those who think Ireland and Scotland are the same!
Prime example - we have Harry Potter theme by John Williams, Howard Shores (beautiful) Lord of the Rings work - the Corrs a brilliant Contemp/soft rock/trad Irish group doing Runaway. Celtic?
Then some of the choices they made...sigh...Clannad is such a super group, but guess what people - they did something OTHER than The Last of the Mohican's, Harry's Game (Patriot Games theme) and geesh, yet AGAIN, Clannad and Bono doing In My Life. I cannot begin to list HOW MANY albums of Clannad that has all three songs on them. I must have a dozen copies of those songs, so enough! They have some of the most beautiful music going, but these three songs are not the limit of their library!
It's an eclectic mix with no cohesive theme other than the loose "Celtic" label slapped on them. Good music, poorly packaged with overused selections.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Mystic and Joyful Circle", 3 April 2011
This review is from: Celtic Circle (Audio CD)
"The Celtic Circle" is a very unique and uplifting cd that has a wide range of Celtic music artists. This is a two cd set that is best listened to when you are trying to increase you sense of peacefulness and calm because both cds contain many songs that are relaxing to the soul. The music does sound very mystical and healing because you are treated to such good musical tracks such as "Elysium" by Elysia and May It Be by Ryan & Rachel O'Donnel (although I also enjoy the version of "May It Be" sung by Enya as well). My personal musical tracks on this cd are:

"The Mytic's Dream" by Loreena McKennitt
"Runaway: by The Corrs
"Circle of Joy" by Lisa Lynne
"In a Lifetime" by Clannad & Bono of U2

The Celtic Circle: Legendary Music from a Mystic World is also going to be most likely enjoyed by many people who like to listen to music by Enya, Celtic Woman, New Age,the Pure Moods cd collections, and/or music with European influences.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mystical Landscapes of Traditional & Modern Sounds, 31 Aug. 2004
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This 2 CD set compilation conjures up mystic Celtic landscapes of lush green hillsides & valleys as far as the eye can see and sharp ledged cliffs ... where the ocean purrs and roars against the stoney and sandy beach. Imagine the lone cry of a seagull or a flock of birds flying in a V-formation overhead ...The music on this CD washes over you in waves ... sometimes soft vocals, other times high energy fast paced passionate music. It resembles sitting by the ocean listening to the tide wash in and out. It leaves you peaceful and satisfied after having had a busy, fulfilling day. Kick up your feet and relax, let the energy take you where it will ...
Track #1 by Loreena McKennitt sets the mood, her beautiful haunting voice fills a void with heart-felt and soul-searching vocalizations. [It is included on her CD "Book of Secrets" which is a jewel.] Amazingly, the music on this CD is from recent films (of which I only saw one) however, the lineup of musicians and singers is among the finest & best in the Celtic genre. Among these are: the Chieftains, Clannad, Maire Brennan, music by Phil Coulter with vocals by Sinead O'Connor, David Arkenstone (well known for New Age inspired American Indian & Celtic styles), Capercaille and the phenomenal Vangelis.
My absolute favorites are the Gaelic songs which create an other-worldy spiritual feeling in the listener ... CD 1, Maire Brennan singing "Eirigh Suas A Stoirin" and CD 2, Mary mcLaughlin in her rendition of "Caoineadh Na Mara/Amen (LAment to the Sea). Braveheart Trilogy by James Horner and "I Will Find You" by Clannad from Last of the Mohicans is very inspiring. "The Keening of the Three Marys" by William Coulter is highly spiritual and touches the heart. Overall, if Celtic music is a favorite, or you liked the music in these films, this CD will not disappoint the buyer. Erika Borsos (bakonyvilla)
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3.0 out of 5 stars No such thing as Celtic music, 9 Dec. 2005
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There is no such thing as 'Celtic music', which is just a US advertising gimic, not used in Ireland, and should be scrapped. The Irish are a mixture of pre-Celts, Celts, Normans, Vikings and Saxons. The Scots have Picts, fewer Normans and more English.
There are some good tracks on this record - Davy Spillane is a great Irish piper - but some of it is the kind of 'New Age' rubbish for which the term 'Celtic music' was invented.
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