David Davidson: Celtic Fantasy
Finally, I have heard a "Celtic" disc worth recommending. David Davidson's Celtic Fantasy is a collection of Celtic inspired original compositions centered on Davidson's darkly romantic violin. The music is a loose integration of schizophrenic elements that include introspective, assertive, hopeful, enduring, and sad temperaments all at the same time. The music has a comfortable, familiar tone that should please all Celticophiles. The music is superbly arranged and performed, very much in keeping with the traditional Celtic spirit, while being shown against a modern back drop. My single quibble is the use of electric instruments, but then again, that is a personal preference. This disc will please all that hear it and it is heads and shoulders above most of which has been released.
Track Listing: Farmer's Hand Introduction; Fairy Dance; Summer Skye; Brighid's Blessing; Mo Cairenn; Farmer's Hand; The Fianna Bottle Song; The Knowing Tree; The Garden; Myst On The Glen; Mother Sun; Fantasy And Dance; Fields Of The Heart; Farmer's Hand. (Total Time: 53:30)
Personnel: David Davidson: Violin.
Record Label: Green Hill