Celtic Lamentations - Aine Minogue - Healing Music Audio CD
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Celtic Lamentations; Healing for Twelve Months and a Day
As an artist, Aine Minogue has long explored Ireland's themes and mysteries, sharing its very essence in her vocal and instrumental melodies. Experience the power of these songs to let go of that which we've lost-- and to move toward the joys that lie ahead.
This collection offers a "companion in music"--eleven songs that carry the power of Celtic music to help us return to everyday life. Meant to be heard often, this inspired sequence includes Celtic keening--an improvisational ode to the women of yore who carried the grief for their entire communities, "Deus Meus"__ a fusion of Latin and Gaelic healing music, a moving interpretation of the classic "Carolan's Farewell to Music," the uplifting "Awakening," and other original compositions.
One of the most popular creators of post-Enya Celtic new age music, Aine Minogue delights her fans album after album by focusing on the more ethereal aspects of Irish and Scottish songs. Here she trains her mellifluous soprano on downcast lullabies, laments, and hymns, creating a cathartic sadness that opens the heart. Minogue has made an album that is not only musically valid but useful as a tool for grieving.
Authors: John O'Donohue, Ph.D; Robert Frost.
Arrangers: Aine Minogue; Scott Petito.
Personnel: Aine Minogue (vocals, irish harp); Aine Minogue; Baird Hersey (vocals, throat singing); Scott Petito (acoustic guitar, keyboards, electric keyboard, upright bass, bass guitar, programming, sound effects); Mark Wessel (harp); Eugene Friesen (cello); Joanie Madden (alto flute, whistle); Randy Roos (sound effects); Alasdair Halliday, Alasdair Halliday (background vocals); Sam Zucchini (percussion); Leslie Ritter (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Scott Petito.
1. Caoineadh Na Dtrí Muire
2. Oran Mhor Mhic Leoid
3. Griogal Cridh
4. Song of the Banshee
5. Deus Meus
6. Carolan's Farewell to Music
8. Íosa, B'ím Chroíse
9. Do Not Stand
10. Song of Keening
About Aine Minogue
As traditional Irish music and dance continue to enjoy phenomenal success both here and in Ireland, Áine Minogue is an artist who has long explored its themes and who captures its very essence. Her voice reflects the lyricism and richness to be found in Irish music, mythology and poetry with a voice undeniably her own and a diverse group of instruments that add to the traditional flavor of her work.
Born in Borrisokane, County Tipperary, Áine's large musical family encouraged her to pursue a number of different instruments during her youth (which explains her obvious skill at arranging). They played together as a family and attended fleadhs (traditional music festivals). But it was at the age of twelve while at boarding school in County Galway that Áine discovered her true love - the harp - which she decided to pursue in lieu of the others. After completing school she spent three years developing her talent as a harpist at Bunratty Castle, County Clare, then moved to the United States, settling in New England.
Áine's harp has entertained Presidents and Prime Ministers. She is a regular performer at folk festivals and concerts throughout the world. Her recordings include The Mysts of Time, Between the Worlds, Circle of the Sun, Celtic Meditation Music, Celtic Lamentations, Celtic Pilgrimage (2008) and most recently a collaboration with filmmaker Michael Yip entitled Winter, A Meditation (DVD, 2009)
How to Pronounce Áine's Name
Áine Minogue (There’s an accent over the “A of my first name)
(On-ya Mi-nohn) Onya (like Sonya witout the ‘s’ – Min- ogue, like v-ogue)