MainDoctor WhoMusicSoftware

Mike Oldfield Björk Enigma Daft Punk Moby Dead Can Dance Delerium Enya Other Artists Links The Big List

Best of The Celtic Circle

Artist: Celtic Circle (Various)
Type: Album
Release date: 2005
Run time: 226:22
My Rating: 9

Disc 1 (77:13)

  1. Clannad, Theme from Harry's Game (2:31)
  2. The Corrs, Little Wing (5:09)
  3. Secret Garden, Nocturne (3:13)
  4. Sarah Brightman, Scarborough Fair (4:17)
  5. Lisa Lynn, Fields of Gold (4:35)
  6. Máire Brennan, Eirigh Suas A Stoirin (3:59)
  7. Dan Ar Braz Et L'Héritage Des Celtes, Borders of Salt (4:20)
  8. Mary McDowell, Only Time (3:41)
  9. Miriam, Mercy Street (6:22)
  10. All About Eve, Martha's Harbour (3:13)
  11. David Arkenstone, The Dragon's Breath (instr.) (3:30)
  12. Brian Kennedy, Carrick Fergus (5:03)
  13. Davy Spillane & Máire Brennan, A Place Among The Stones (7:05)
  14. The Spirit of Eden, Orinoco Flow (5:02)
  15. Shane McDonnell, Evenstar (3:15)
  16. Rory Gallagher, She Moved Thro' The Fair/Ann Cran Ull (2:23)
  17. Adoramus, He Moved Through The Fair (4:01)
  18. Vangelis, 12 O'Clock (5:25)

Disc 2 (73:44)

  1. Mary McDowell, May It Be (4:24)
  2. Clannad & Bono, In A Lifetime (3:05)
  3. Máire Brennan, Oró (3:55)
  4. Kate Bush, Women of Ireland (Mná na hÉireann) (2:53)
  5. Gary Moore, Johnny Boy (3:13)
  6. David Arkenstone, Heart of Spring (4:46)
  7. Phil Coulter, The Shores of the Swilly (4:11) Featuring Sinéad O'Connor
  8. Fairground Attraction, Ay Fond Kiss (3:20)
  9. Cantara, Waiting For The Wind (4:59)
  10. Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning, cùChulainn's Last Battle (2:53)
  11. Medwyn Goodall, Whisper On The Moors (3:24)
  12. Mary McLaughlin, Caoineadh Na Mara/Amen (Lament Of The Sea) (5:05)
  13. Cecil Harding, Braveheart (2:44)
  14. Kim Skovbye, Aragorn (6:01)
  15. Dan Ar Braz, Language Of The Gaels (4:02)
  16. Bill Douglas, Sweet Rain (4:23)
  17. Nightnoise, The Rose Of Tralee (3:19)
  18. Mike Oldfield, Extract From "Ommadawn" (6:58)

Disc 3 (75:25)

  1. Dune, Who Wants To Live Forever (3:56)
  2. Celtus, Strange Day In The Country (6:04)
  3. Secret Garden, Prayer (4:35)
  4. Stone Age, Maribrengaël (3:46)
  5. Mychael & Jeff Danna, Hills of Ireland (4:18)
  6. Bill Douglas, The Cloud (5:14)
  7. Runrig, Abhainn An T-Sluaigh (The Crowded River) (3:54)
  8. James Galway & Phil Coulter, Cailín Na Gruaige Baine (4:52)
  9. Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning, Way of the Warrior (3:59)
  10. The Chieftains, Factory Girl (4:23) Featuring Sinéad O'Connor
  11. Clannad, I Will Find You (5:16)
  12. Eileen Ivers, Bygone Days (6:00)
  13. Panta Rhei, Ailein Duinn (3:49)
  14. Capercaillie, An Gille Ban (5:10)
  15. Lisa Lynne, Circle of Joy (4:45)
  16. Within Temptation, Our Farewell (5:16)


This "best of" effectively ended the Celtic Circle series. The name is a bit of a misnomer, since many of the tracks on the three disks comprising this collection didn't appear on the other releases in the Celtic Circle series. The packaging could have done with another round of proofreading too - several artists names are mispelt prominently on the front cover ("Márie Brennan" for instance) and there are more mistakes in the track listing on the back.

As usual for the series, this release is packed with great music. The only really duff track is The Spirit of Eden's cover of Enya's "Orinoco Flow", which sounds like two or three unrelated tunes overlayed on top of each other. Lose about 50% of the instrumentation and there might be a half-decent cover version in there... Still, there are some really good tracks. One of my favourites is Cantara's "Waiting for the Wind", and I may have to see if I can track down any of their albums.

The aforementioned new tracks make this worth getting even if you have the rest of the Celtic Circle releases, especially if you can pick it up for $NZ13 as I did.

[Cover - please do not remote link]

Feedback | Site Map | Admin