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The Wide Water

The Wide Water

A Celtic Music Celebration

Alan Stivell's 1971 'Renaissance of the Celtic Harp' was for many the all-time definitive Celtic Album still as evocative and superbly rendered today as it was in 1971 when such mucis was rarely heard.

Starting from that album this playlist charts the 40 year flow of Celtic music through the musical consciousness of Eire, Scotland, England, France, America, Canada and Japan.

You can discover Tobias Soutcott's deep homage to Alan Stivell on Harp Portrait Celtic in 2004 but also numerous other harpists including Cynthia Wyatt, Soazig, the Celtic Traditional Orchestra, Janet Harbison, Derek Bell, Siobhan McDonnell, John Billing and Maire Ni Chatasaigh.

Via Danu, Deanta, An Dochas, Dun a Doras and Dab Ar Bras the river of haunting Celtic airs and ballads flows to the present day.

Some of the artists you will expect: the Chieftains of course, Steeleye Span, The Corrs, Planxty, Boys of the Lough, Capercaillie.

More surprising are Yo-Yo Ma and Julian Lloyd Weber.

I hope you will enjoy as I have some relatively unknown artists who give their own twist to traditional tunes:

The Rentones singing Star of The County Down is fresh and uncluttered, Miriam Stockley's version is fine as well. In total there are 4 versions Star of The County Down, 5 versions 'The Water is Wide', 7 versions of 'The Blacksmith'. 5 versions 'She Moved through the Fair'. 5 versions of of O'Carolan's'Planxty Irwin'. 5 versions of 'Lord Franklin'. 5 versions of 'Down by the Sally Gardens'

The Voice Squad singing the Parting Glass, Sue Mogan-Mattison singing the Famine Song, Wendy Beckerman singing the Water is Wide are spare and unadorned but all the better for that.

5 Hand Reel - Ae Fond Kiss

Agghir - The Foggy Dew

Agghir - Légende

Agghir - She Moved Through The Fair

Al Petteway and Amy White - Morrison's Jig

Al Petteway and Amy White - She Moved Through the Faire

Alan Stivell - Ys

Alan Stivell - Marv Pontkellec

Alan Stivell - Ap Huw and Penllyn

Alan Stivell - Eliz Iza

Alan Stivell - Gaeltacht

Alasdair Fraser - First Flight

Alasdair Fraser - Traditional Gaelic Melody

Alasdair Fraser - Lament for Hetch Hetchy

Alasdair Fraser - Bovaglie's Plaid

Alasdair Fraser - The Banks of Spey / Brenda Stubbert's Reel

Alasdair Fraser - The Road North

Alec Stone Sweet - O'carolan's Farewell To Music

Ali Bain & Phil Cunningham - Quendale Bay

An Dochas - Shule A Rue

An Dochas - Hag With The Money

An Dochas - The Blacksmith

An Dochas - Song Of The Books

An Dochas - An Autumn Day

An Dochas - Open Invitation

Annie Lennox - Into the West

AnRil - Lord Mayo / The Wailing Banshee

Arcady - The Banks Of Sullane

Arcady - The Banks of the Lee

Arcady - The Boys of Barr Na Sraide

Arcady - The Rocks of Bawn

Arcady - Once I Loved

Ash & Rowan - Morrison's Jig/The Road To Lisdoonvarna/Cooley's Reel

Aureole - Down By The Sally Gardens

Aureole - Kilarney Sailor's Lament

Aureole - As I Roved Out

Beth Whitney - Be Thou My Vision

Birgit Yew - Bright Black Rose + Black and White

Birgit Yew - Up and Down agein

Bonnie Rideout - Little Matilda/Bog An Lochan/Morrison's Jig

Bonnie Rideout - MacIntosh's Lament

Bonnie Rideout - Invergarry Castle / Sutherland Calquhoun's Jig / O as I Was Kissed Yestereen

Boys Of The Lough - Sean Bui / Tommy People's / The Lark in the Morning

Broken String - Roly Gentle

Buddy MacMaster, fiddle; Joey Beaton, piano. - The Rosebud of Allenvale (J. Scott Skinner)/Tom Dey (J. Scott Kinnner)/Miss Dale/Maggie Cameron/The Devil in the Kitchen/Margaree/St. Kilda

Burning Bridget Cleary - Bunch Of Green Rushes/Poor Man's Fortune

Burning Bridget Cleary - Peace And Plenty

Burning Bridget Cleary - Autumn Lux Lucis

Burning Bridget Cleary - Ah Tusa Shi/Killavil Jig

Callanish - My Own Dear Galway Bay

Callanish - Josefin's Dopvals (Josephine's Waltz)

Callanish - Down By The Sally Gardens

Callanish - Inisheer/Ook Pik Waltz

Capercaillie - Muladach Mi Is Mi Air M'aineol

Capercaillie - Fisherman's Dream

Capercaillie - Urnaigh A Bhan - Thigreach

Capercaillie - Soraidh Bhuam Gu Barraidh

Capercaillie - An Ribhinn Down

Cara Dillon - Erin the Green

Cathie Ryan - Erin's Lovely Home

Celtic Muse - Planxty George Brabazon

Celtic Stone - Two Planxties

Celtic Traditional Orchestra - Isle Of Innisfree

Celtic Traditional Orchestra - The Water Is Wide

Cherish The Ladies - Inisheer

Claire Hamilton - She Moved Through The Fair

Cliff Haywood - Star Of The County Down

Colcannon - Planxty Ellie Murphy

Craig Duncan - Fig For A Kiss/Hardiman The Fiddler

Craig Duncan - Fanny Power

Cynthia Wyatt - Lark In The Morning/Goodnight

Cynthia Wyatt - The Famine Song/The Clergy's Lamentation

Cynthia Wyatt - Solstice/Star Of The Country Down

Cynthia Wyatt - Sally Gardens Medley: Down by the Sally Gardens/I Know My Love/Yellow-Haired Lad

Dan Ar Braz - Ailein Duinn - Live

Danu - County Down

Danu - Seán Ó Duibhir a' Ghleanna

Danu - The Peacock's Feather

Danu - An Cailin Deas Cruite na mBo

Deanta - The Blacksmith

Deanta - Where Are You

Deanta - The Usual Suspects: The Chimer/Farewll To Sandy/The Usual Suspects

Deanta - Lone Shanakyle

Deanta - Waltz Of The White Lilies

Deanta - The Blacksmith

Deanta - Cogair Ruin

Deborah Henson-Conant - The Drunken Sailor

Deborah Henson-Conant - Siobeg Siomor / Ye Banks & Braes / Planxty Irwin

Deborah Henson-Conant - Slieve Russell

Deirdre Connolly - Erin Grá Mo Chrói (Ireland Love of My Heart)

Dennis Wilson - Be Thou My Vision

Derek Bell - Sake in the Jar (feat. Akiko Yano)

Derek Bell - The Fiddling Ladies (feat. Eileen Ivers, Natalie MacMaster, Máire Breatnach & Annbjørg Lien)

Dún an Doras - The King's Shilling

Dún an Doras - The Blacksmith

Dún an Doras - The Lowlands of Holland

Dún an Doras - Sally

Dún an Doras - Came Ye O'er Frae France?

Eden's Bridge - Barocha (Celtic Lullabies Album Version)

Eileen McGann - Lord Franklin

Eugene O'Donnell - Planxty O'Donnell

Evan Stein - The Star of County Down

Flying Cows of Ventry - As I Roved Out

FMB - Cercle circassien - "Kerpont"

Frank Gallagher - Farewell to Inishowen

Frank Harte - Lone Shanakyle

Gold Ring - Lord Franklin

Grainne Boyce - The Nightingale

Greg Joy - Planxty Bourke

Guitavio - The Blacksmith

Heidi Haase - She Moves Through The Fair - Feat. Esther Haase & Phil Woodhull

Heidi Haase - Planxty Irwin

Heidi Haase - Wind On The Lake/By The Lakes Of Pontchartrain

Horslips - Happy to Meet

Horslips - The Clergy's Lamentation

Horslips - The Shamrock Shore

Horslips - Flower Among Them All

Horslips - Maeve's Court

Janet Harbison - Farewell To Music

Jerry O'Sullivan - O'Carolan's Farewell To Music

Jim Henry - Star Of The County Down

Joe Ross, Janet Naylor, & friends - Hewlett/O'Carolan's Fancy (6:38)

Joe Ross, Janet Naylor, & friends - O'Carolan's Welcome (3:38)

Joe Ross, Janet Naylor, & friends - Planxty Irwin/Sheebeg Sheemore (7:39)

John Billing - The South Wind And Planxty Irwin

John Billing - Carolan's Farewell To Music

John Cunningham - Planxty Drew / Planxty Wilkinson

John Cunningham - Logan Water

John Nutt and Selah - Be Thou My Vision

John Renbourn - Three Pieces by O'Carolan: The Lamentation of Owen Roe O'Neil / Lord Inchiquin / Mrs. Power (O'Carolan's Concerto)

John Renbourn - Planxty Llanthony / Loftus Jones

John Whelan - Lament For Heather

Jordi Savall - Lady Mary Hay's Scots Measure

Jordi Savall - Carolan's Farewell

Joyfull Strings - Inisheer

Julian Lloyd Webber - Star of County Down/Lady D'Arbanville

June Tabor - Young Waters

June Tabor - Where Are You Tonight?

Kanevedenn - Paddy's Lamentation

Kanevedenn - Sally Gardens

Kate Campbell - Be Thou My Vision

Kathy Larisch & Carol McComb - Green Rocky Road - LP Version

Kathy Larisch & Carol McComb - The Blacksmith - LP Version

Kim Robertson - The Clergy's Lamentation/Separation Of Soul And Body

Laurie Riley - O'carolan's Lament

Len Graham, Garry Ó Briain & Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin - As I Roved Out

Maddy Prior & Tim Hart - I Live Not Where I Love

Madra Rua - Shule Agra

Madra Rua - Over The Causeway

Madra Rua - The Man In The House / Lads Of

Madra Rua - Planxty Kelly

Madra Rua - Lady Isabel

Madra Rua - Bird In The Busk / Joy Leaf / Andy Renwick's Ferret

Madra Rua - Cailin Na Ullrla Down

Madra Rua - Lark On The Sbrand / Port Au Boyer

Madra Rua - Plouxty Kelly / Miss Crawford / Charlies Lennon's

Madra Rua - Dusk Over Cleadale / Mountains Of Arron / High Reel

Madra Rua - Kopriv

Madra Rua - Dowd'S Favourite

Maire Ni Chatasaigh - Carolan's Farewell To Music

Mairead Nesbitt - Skidoo

Mairead Nesbitt - There Is No Light

Mariano De Simone - Morrison's Jig / Liberty

Mary Chapin Carpenter - 10,000 Miles

Mason Brown - Lord Franklin

Mason Brown - Rocky Road To Dublin / Tralee Gaol / Dunmore Lasses

Meav Ni Mhaolchatha - Ailein Duinn (Theme from Rob Roy)

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin - Carolan's Farewell To Music

Mick Moloney - Erin's Green Shore

Miriam Stockley - The Star Of County Down

Moira Kerr - Be Thou My Vision

Moira Kerr - Fear A Bhata

Morgan McKay - Planxty Irwin

Moya Brennan - Bí Thusa Mo Shúile (Be Thou My Vision)

Nikki Matheson - Le Chanson des Livrées

Nikki Matheson - Killkelly

Nollaig Casey - Moran's Return

Orla Fallon - Down by the Sally Gardens

Orla Fallon - She Moved Thro' The Fair

Orla Fallon - Cad É sin Don Te Sin

Orla Fallon - An Mhaighdean Mhara

Orla Fallon - The Water Is Wide

Oxalis - Down by the Sally Gardens

Oxalis - Erin Shore

Oxalis - Lark in the Clear Air

Pentangle - Lord Franklin

Phil Cunningham - Quendale Bay

Planxty - Taimse Im' Chodladh

Planxty - Raggle Taggle Gypsy; Tabhair Dom Do Lãmh

Planxty - Planxty Irwin

Planxty - Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór

Planxty - The Blacksmith

Planxty - As I Roved Out

Planxty - Solo Jig: Humours of Ballyloughlin

Reaganta - Lord Franklin

Rose Lemmers - The Kerry Dance

Rose Lemmers - Brian Boru's March

Shelagh Mcdonald - Dowie Dens of Yarrow

Shelagh Mcdonald - Let No Man Steal Your Thyme

Shelby Flint - Lady Isabel

Silly Wizard - Bridget O'Malley

Silly Wizard - Finlay M. MacRae

Silly Wizard - The Banks of the Lee

Silly Wizard - Mo Nighean Donn, Grádh Mo Chridhe (My Brown Haired Maiden, Love of My Heart)

Silly Wizard - Banks of the Bann

Silly Wizard - The Loch Tay Boat Song

Silly Wizard - The Fishermen's Song / Lament for the Fisherman's Wife

Silly Wizard - Hame, Hame, Hame / Tha Mi Sgìth (slow air)

Siobhán McDonnell - Lady Athenry

Siobhán McDonnell - Brian Boru's March

Siobhán McDonnell - The Lark In The Clear Air

Siobhán McDonnell - O'Carolan's Farewell

Siobhán McDonnell - The Morrison's Jig & George Brabazon

Soazig - Brezhoneg

Soazig - Kenavo Cill Airne

Soazig - An Dro

Soazig - Lament Of Owen Roe

Soazig & Her Celtic Harp - Brian Boru March

Soazig & Her Celtic Harp - Miss Mac Dermott

Soazig & Her Celtic Harp - Farewell To Killarney

Solas - The Unquiet Grave

Solas - The Newry Highwayman

Solas - The Silver Dagger

Solas - The Night Visit

Solas - Doireann's Waltz

Solas - Erin

Steeleye Span - All Things Are Quite Silent

Steeleye Span - Dark-Eyed Sailor

Steeleye Span - Si Beg Si Mohr

Steeleye Span - The Blacksmith

Steeleye Span - Erin

Steeleye Span - The Lark in the Morning

Steeleye Span - Jigs: Paddy Clancey's Jig, Willie Clancy's Fancy

Steeleye Span - The Water Is Wide

Stuart M. Frank - The Star of County Down

Stuart M. Frank - Ri an Siodaian (The King of the Fairies)

Sue Mogan - The Newry Highwayman

Sue Mogan - Paddy's Lamentation

Sue Mogan-Mattison - The Famine Song

Susan Vinson Sherlock - Planxty Irwin

Taryn Fiebig & Jayne Hockley - Down By The Salley Gardens

Taryn Fiebig & Jayne Hockley - The Water Is Wide

The Chieftains - Love Theme (From "Barry Lyndon")

The Chieftains - Farewell To Music

The Chieftains - Factory Girl (feat. Sinéad O'Connor)

The Chieftains - The Fairies' Lamentation and Dance

The Chieftains - An Gaoth Aneas

The Corrs - Erin Shore (traditional intro)

The Corrs - Erin Shore (instrumental)

The Martins - Be Thou My Vision

the Rentones - Star of the County Down

The Tannahill Weavers - Westlin' Winds

The Voice Squad - The Parting Glass

The Voice Squad - A Fond Kiss

The World Players - Carolan's Air

The World Players - The Banks Of The Suir

Tobias Southcott - YS/Morrison's Jig

Tobias Southcott - Craig Owen

Tobias Southcott - Harp of Gold

Tobias Southcott - Lark in the Morn

Tobias Southcott - T. O'Carolan's Farewell to Music

Tore Ljøkjel - Deg Å Få Skode - Be Thou My Vision

Tornaod - Al labous marv

Tornaod - Cliffs of Aranmòr

Tornaod - Saotradur zo war ma bro

Tornaod - Paddy's lamentation

Tornaod - Distro al labous / Etre Ti Jos ha Ty Élise

Triona - Na Gamhna Geala

Triona - O'Carolan's Farewell to Music

Triona - Shíl Mé Féin

Triona - As I Roved Out From the County Cavan

Triona - Stór A Stór A Ghrá

Triskell - Plangstigh ewen

Triskell - Iona

Various Artists (Performed By Paddy O'Connor) - Suil A Ruin

Wendy Beckerman - The Water Is Wide

Wendy Wylde - Farewell to Liverpool

Wendy Wylde - Loeaving of Lissmoor

Wendy Wylde - The Famine Song

Whisky Trail - The Lowlands of Holland

Yo-Yo Ma - Star of the County Down - Instrumental

Yomann' - Suite de Loudéac / 22h30 derrière l'église

Yomann' - As I Roved Out

Yomann' - I'm A Man You Don't Meet Every Day



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