Ghah! Too many of my favorites up there to make a choice...
One I'd like to see around on the playlist but haven't though, is Catherine-Ann MacPhee. Anyone else ever heard of her? She put out 3 albums that I know of (and own), between 1987 and 1994 - I'm still looking to find out if she did any more. Great voice, all her albums are in the Scots Gaelic, which for some reason seems hard to find generally.
The albums, in no particular order:
Cànan Nan Gàidheal (The Language of the Gael) Chi Mi'n Geamhradh (I see Winter) Catherine-Ann MacPhee sings Mairi Mhor
Chime in if you have a clue what I'm talking about.
"You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think. "
I'm new to this forum and new to the site (although i'vbe been listening to it for a few years now). I may be off here, but the first celtic CD I ever bought is still my favorite- Sons of Somerled. Steven McDonald does awesome work. His music is haunting and uplifting at the same time. He also throws in quite a bit of a history lesson when he can. I also like Gary Stadler-although he may be considered new age he is played on this site. He is one to listen to when you go to bed at night or just want to relax. Steve McDonald is who you listen to anytime you need an emotional jarring around.
"...so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
I'm new as well, but I love the voices of Mary Black and Karen Matheson
Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. - Frederick Buechner
If society prospers at the expense of the intangibles, how can it be called progress?
My vote, of course, had to go for Loreena McKennitt
All of the music is stellar, but my #1 and #2 picks should be Loreena McKennitt and Heather Dale
I certainly consider Gary Stadler as New Age, used Fairy of the Woods to relax after class in college, most of the time found myself falling asleep without meaning to. Nice stuff =) And the first insturmental I found that I could listen to.