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Release date: 1995
Style: Celtic folk metal


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01. I Am Tuan
02. The First Battle Of Moytura
03. Maeves' March
04. Fall Of Gondolin
05. Cúchulainn
06. Taín Bó Cuailgne
07. To Invoke The Horned God
08. Brian Boru
09. To Moytura We Return
10. Return [2001 re-release bonus]
11. Erinsong [2001 re-release bonus]
12. Ó Ró Sé Do Bheata Bhaile [2001 re-release bonus]

Lyrics (11)

John Ó Fathaigh - irish flute, tin whistle, low whistle, recorder
Keith Fay - guitars, mandolin, bodhran, vocals
John Clohessy - bass
Collette O'Fathaigh - keyboards
Jay O'Niell - drums, percussion

Guest musicians
Niamh Hanlon - uilleann pipes
Paul Kerns - backing vocals

Additional info
Recorded from 8th to 12th of February in the dead of night.
Produced by Opyros.
Produced and engineered by Paul Thomas.
Mixed by Paul Thomas and Cruachan.
All music by Cruachan.
All traditional arrangements by Cruachan.
Lyrics by Keith O'Fathaigh, except "Taín Bó Cuailgne" anonymous, 11th century book of Dun Cow.
All artwork by John O'Fathaigh.

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Cruachan is today probably one of the most well-known representatives of Ireland's metal scene. Formed of the members of the disbanded Minas Tirith in 1992, Cruachan released their first album "Tuatha Na Gael" in 1995. With this album they began to develop the style of Celtic folk metal that they have been using until today.

published 25.02.2007 | Comments (6)


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musicalkaratekid - 15.04.2013 at 14:55  
  Good album, and one that gives a nice start to Cruachan's career. Folk instrumentation here works very well alongside the guitar work and BM influences, although the production is muddy so that it's somewhat harder to try and listen to the songs themselves. Songs such as the mellow 'Brian Boru' and ambitious 'Cúchulainn' show how good Cruachan's song-writing is.
Bad English - 20.03.2016 at 14:32  
  Great album, but you need to love celtic, gealic, culture., folklore. I have been in love whit it since teenage days so , thjs is perfect to me. Germanic, Celtic works in such music, somehow oriental don't, Orphened Land don't work to me and similar bands, this simply kicks ass

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