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Release date: 2000
Style: Celtic folk metal


7.9 | 56 votes


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01. A Celtic Mourning
02. Celtica (Voice Of Morrigan)
03. The Fianna
04. A Druids Passing
05. Is Fuair An Chroi
06. Cattle Raid Of Cooley
07. The Middle Kingdom
08. Óró Sé Do Bheatha Abhaile
09. Unstabled (Steeds Of Macha)
10. The Butterfly
11. To Hell Or To Connaught [digipack bonus]

Lyrics (11)

Karen Gilligan - vocals, percussion
Keith Fay - vocals, guitars, mandolin, bodhran, bones
John Clohessy - bass, backing vocals
John Ó Fathaigh - irish flute, tin whistle, low whistle, recorder, uilleann pipes
Joe Farrell - drums, percussion

Guest musicians
John Munnelly - vocals
Andy Kelligan - highland bagpipes

Additional info
Recorded and mixed at Sun Studios, Dublin 15th-29th November 1999.
Produced and engineered by Dennis Buckley.
Mixed by Dennis Buckley and Cruachan.
Artwork by John O'Fathaigh.

All music/traditional arrangements by Keith Fay and John O'Fathaigh.
All lyrics by Keith Fay except "Óró sé do bheatha abhaile" by Padraig Pearse.

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Shraimar - 14.03.2011 at 14:21  
Rating: 10 Very epic album! Great melodic and romantic style. It's an good example of excellent Celtic metal.
musicalkaratekid - 04.07.2012 at 20:04  
  I think with the album's vocals mostly being dominated y female voices comes a great deal of melody and 'softness' to Cruachan's brand of irish folk metal, but it does offer a lot in terms of both accessible songwriting and continual flow to the album. When male vocals do appear, as on the Irish jig that is 'Oro se do Bheatha Abhaile' and it's successor 'Unstabled (Steeds of Macha)', it doesn't quite fit in, especially as the male vocals sound husky and not at all listenable. That said, this is still a pretty good album.

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