Celtic Compass

Celtic Compass


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There's nothing new on this compilation, no rare or unreleased gems. So why is it such a satisfying disc? Perhaps because Compass has gradually put together an impressive roster of Celtic artists (although Kate Rusby is English, not Celtic -- an important distinction). Lunasa, Sharon Shannon, and Paul Brady make for a powerful one-two-three leadoff, and if it stopped there, it would be impressive, but that's just the beginning. They have some of the very best talent from several generations, including younger talent like Bill Jones and Niall & Cillian Vallely. The tracks are well selected for a graceful glide of music. To anyone who has a few of these discs, this might be dispensable. But to anyone just looking to investigate the crop of Celtic (and more) sounds out there, this offers a great place to begin.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/11/2003
Label: Compass Records
UPC: 0766397435329
catalogNumber: 974353
Rank: 168480


  1. Meitheamh: Fleur de Mandragore/Ash Plant/Siobhán O'Donnell
  2. A Costa de Galicia
  3. Arthur McBride and the Sergeant
  4. O'Rourke's/The Spike Island Lassies/Lord McDonald's
  5. The Big Man/Waiting for Janet
  6. Another Train
  7. Mazurka & Jigs
  8. Malfunction Junction: Molly from Longford/Argyll Lassies/Jenny ...
  9. There's the Day
  10. Lady Ann Montgomery's Reel/Eilish Brogan/Paddy Fahey's
  11. Loving Hannah
  12. The One That Was Lost/The Hag's Purse/The Black Rogue
  13. Rolling Waves
  14. I Wish

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pat Kilbride   Choir, Chorus
Richard Thompson   Choir, Chorus
Sally Barker   Group Member
Cathal McConnell   Vocals
Patsy Seddon   Group Member
Paddy Keenan   uillean pipes
Sharon Shannon   Button Accordion
Dermot Byrne   Button Accordion
Ciarán Curran   Bouzouki
Andy Cutting   Accordion
John Doyle   Guitar
Trevor Hutchinson   Bass
Manus Lunny   Bouzouki
Mary MacMaster   Group Member
Arty McGlynn   Guitar
Susan McKeown   Choir, Chorus
John McSherry   uillean pipes,Low Whistle
Karen Tweed   Group Member
Kate Rusby   Vocals
Michael McGoldrick   Flute,uillean pipes,Low Whistle
Carlos Núñez   Gaita,Guest Appearance
Len Graham   Choir, Chorus
Tony McManus   Acoustic Guitar
Paul Jayasinha   Cello
Sean Smyth   Fiddle,Human Whistle
Tommy O'Sullivan   Guitar
Niall Vallely   Concertina
Donogh Hennessy   Guitar
Cillian Vallely   uillean pipes
Liz Kane   Fiddle
Yvonne Kane   Fiddle
Eamonn Coyne   Mandolin,Tenor Banjo,Guitar (Tenor)

Technical Credits

Paddy Keenan   Arranger
Sharon Shannon   Arranger
Trevor Hutchinson   Arranger
Arty McGlynn   Arranger
John McSherry   Arranger
Karen Tweed   Arranger
Kate Rusby   Arranger
Earle Hitchner   Liner Notes
Michael McGoldrick   Arranger
Carlos Núñez   Arranger
Tony McManus   Arranger
Paul Jayasinha   Arranger
Sean Smyth   Arranger
Niall Vallely   Arranger
Donogh Hennessy   Arranger
Cillian Vallely   Arranger
Eamonn Coyne   Arranger

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