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Celtic Music DVD 1997 Greatest Irish Artists - Gaelforce - Feautring The Chieftains, Sinead O'Connor, Altan / Tyrone Productions

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Celtic Music DVD 1997 Greatest Irish Artists - Gaelforce - Feautring The Chieftains, Sinead O'Connor, Altan / Tyrone Productions

UPC 5029365692724

REGION 0 PAL DVD (all regions)


AUDIO: English Dolby 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby 2.0

Total Runtime: 101 MINUTES


English Summary:

Documentary of the legendary Gael Force, a week of concerts concert at the Point Theatre, Dublin in 1997, described as "possibly the greatest gathering of Celtic musicians, singers and dancers in one venue...".

For one week in 1997, Dublin's state-of-the-art Point Theatre played host to Gael Force, possibly the greatest gathering of Celtic Musicians, singers and dancers in one venue that the city has yet encountered.

Many of the artists who have defined irish music in the past decades were there, alongside such younger talents as Sinéad Lohan, Ashley Maclsaac and Carlos Nunez (some, like the latter two, hailing from the wider Celtic diaspora in Canada and southern Europe)

This DVD captures the cream of the performances from all of thos involved and offers a panoramic view of the best that the Celtic scene has to offer the world.


Tracklist / Song list:

1 The Chieftains The Dublin Reels 1:54
2 The Chieftains Changing Your Demeanour 3:40
3 Leahy With The Chieftains B Minor Medley 6:32
4 Sinéad O'Connor Thank You For Hearing Me 6:27
5 De Dannan Donegal Reels 2:43
6 Maura O'Connell Maggie 4:04
7 Clannad Newgrange 5:00
8 Clannad With Brian Kennedy In A Lifetime 3:56
9 Afro Celt Sound System Whirl-y-reel 4:34
10 Christy Moore Ride On 2:37
11 Christy Moore City Of Chicago 4:07
12 Eleanor Shanley Still I Love Him 2:13
13 Sharon Shannon Mouth Of The Tobique 5:23
14 Frances Black All The Lies That You Told Me 4:37
15 Altan The Boxty Set 4:44
16 Brian Kennedy Crazy Love 5:27
17 Nomos I'm Going To Set You Free 2:49
18 Mary Black Song For Ireland 5:26
19 Carlos Nuñez Rosina Medley 3:51
20 De Dannan, Mary Black, Maura O'Connell, Eleanor Shanley and Tommy Fleming Hard Times 4:58
21 Sinead Lohan Believe It If You Like 4:16
22 Ashley MacIsaac Tullochgorum 4:25
23 Sinéad O'Connor He Moved Through The Fair 4:25


Celtic music is a broad grouping of music genres that evolved out of the folk music traditions of the Celtic people of Western Europe.[1][2] It refers to both orally-transmitted traditional music and recorded music and the styles vary considerably to include everything from "trad" (traditional) music to a wide range of hybrids.

Celtic music means two things mainly. First, it is the music of the people that identify themselves as Celts. Secondly, it refers to whatever qualities may be unique to the music of the Celtic nations. Many notable Celtic musicians such as Alan Stivell and Paddy Moloney[3] claim that the different Celtic music genres have a lot in common.

These following melodic practices may be used widely across the different variants of Celtic Music:

Celtic harp performed at a Celtic festival in 2010
  • It is common for the melodic line to move up and down the primary chords in many Celtic songs. There are a number of possible reasons for this:Across just one Celtic group.
    • Melodic variation can be easily introduced. Melodic variation is widely used in Celtic music, especially by the pipes and harp.
    • It is easier to anticipate the direction that the melody will take, so that harmony either composed or improvised can be introduced: clichéd cadences that are essential for impromptu harmony are also more easily formed.
    • The relatively wider tonal intervals in some songs make it possible for stress accents within the poetic line to be more in keeping with the local Celtic accent.
  • By more than one Celtic language population belonging to different Celtic groups.

These two latter usage patterns may simply be remnants of formerly widespread melodic practices.


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