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Samantha Crain describes life in Under Branch & Thorn & Tree

Advantages: A great thinking album
Disadvantages: None for me

...While I often preference loud bouncy music, I do have a soft spot for intensively sad narratives about the human condition; lyrics are often important to me. Native American “Oakie” Samantha Crain’s latest album, the 2015 released Under Branch & Thorn & T ...

cr01 10.08.2015 · Read full review
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You Kan't get much better than this!

Advantages: Lovely playing, changes of pace and mood, great intro to Celtic instrumental
Disadvantages: Genre won't appeal to all

I first came across the fabulous flute and whistle playing of Brian Finnegan at a Cara Dillon gig (he was part of her band on the tour). I think he was selling his own CDs at the event and was annoyed with myself later for not buying one and asking the g ...

2mennycds 14.05.2016 · Read full review
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a journey for the mind, body and soul

Advantages: a fantastic collection of interwovenstyles
Disadvantages: a time and a place type of music

...Loreena McKennitt is not a household name for many, though she has been creating a very unique brand of music for many years, her first album, Elemental was released in 1985. The cover of 1997's release, Book of Secrets, does suggest something of what you ...

steerpyke 18.07.2005 · Read full review
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MY SECRET THOUGHTS REVEALED.

Advantages: Opens up emotions in me.
Disadvantages: May not be your cup of tea.

I saw this category on Ciao and thought it would be a good opportunity to share my secrets with my friends. A lot of the way I feel about life lies within the songs of Loreena McKennitt. Her voice is haunting, and on this album, there are some of my favou ...

thingywhatsit 03.02.2004 · Read full review
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a dream through music ...

Advantages: voice, melodies, travel through music, relaxing
Disadvantages: none

I discovered Loreena McKennitt few years ago, absolutely by chance. At that time, I was really attracted by Celtic music and I went to a huge shop to purchase a cd called "a woman's heart" (a compilation of beautiful songs performed by Irish female sing ...

diehia 07.09.2001 · Read full review
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