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Κυριακή, 25 Νοεμβρίου 2012

Old Celtic & Norse Ballads


French music label Prikosnovenie’s latest release is Old Celtic & Norse Ballads. Presented as a limited edition, 17 track book-cd, it is an invitation to travel the world of Celtic and northern legends and superbly illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Discover tradtional ballads from Scotland, Ireland, Sweden or Norway. They evoke the sylphs of Air, gnomes of the Earth, dragons’ fire and the siren living in deep waters.
The composer Jean-Luc Lenoir and his musicians play Lute, Lyre, Crwth, Dulcimer, Flutes, Hurdy-gurdy with wheel, Cello, and,Nyckelharpa. These traditional instruments are accompanied by the beautiful voice of the Scottish singer Joanne McIver in Gaelic, Scottish, Breton or Norwegian. Listen to these ancestral tales which inspired the likes of JRR Tolkein.
The 32 page book presents Rackam’s illustrations, lyrics, and introduction to each ballad (in French and English). Old Celtic & Norse Ballads is limited to 1200 editions and is available from the Prikosnovenie site.
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