RELEASE
1972
LABEL
Rounder
GENRES
World, Traditional Celtic, Celtic Folk, Irish Folk, Celtic, Pop

Album Review

People who hear this record are never the same again. Renaissance of the Celtic Harp, one of the most beautiful and haunting records ever made by anybody, introduced the Celtic harp to many thousands of listeners around the world. To call this music gorgeous and ravishing would be the height of understatement--indeed, there aren't words in the English language to describe this record adequately. The opening work, "Ys," ais a piece inspired by the legend of the fifth century capital of the kingdom of Cornwall, which was engulfed by a flood as punishment for its sins. (Debussy wrote one of his finest works, "The Engulfed Cathedral," later adapted by the group Renaissance into "The Harbor" on Ashes Are Burning, based on the same legend). The reflective "Marv Pontkellec" is every bit as sublimely beautiful, but the highlight of this record is "Gaeltacht," a 19 minute musical journey by Stivell's harp across the Gaelic lands of Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man.
Bruce Eder, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Yshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fys%252Fid209887882%253Fi%253D209887884%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Marv Pontkalleghttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fmarv-pontkalleg%252Fid209887882%253Fi%253D209887887%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Extracts From Penllyn Manuscript of Harp Music: Ap/Huw/Penllynhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Frenaissance-celtic-harp%252Fid209887882%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Eliz Izahttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Feliz-iza%252Fid209887882%253Fi%253D209887896%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Gaeltacht: Caitlin Triall/Port Ui Mhuirgheasa/Airde Cuan/Na Reubairreanhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004130010074501&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Frenaissance-celtic-harp%252Fid209887882%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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