Altan / 25th Anniversary Celebration
Album: 25th Anniversary Celebration   Collection:World
Artist:Altan   Added:Mar 2010
Label:Compass Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-04-25 Pull Date: 2010-06-27 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jun 27 Jun 6 May 30 May 16 May 9 May 2
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 22, 2016: Celtic by Caronis
Citi Na Gcumann, Is The Big Man Within?/Tilly Finn's Reel
4. May 25, 2010: At the Cafe Bohemian
Mo Ghaoil
2. Jun 22, 2010: At the Cafe Bohemian
Donal Agus Morag
5. May 11, 2010: At the Cafe Bohemian
Molly Na Gcuach Ni Chuilleannain
3. Jun 01, 2010: At the Cafe Bohemian
Comb Your Hair And Curl In/Gweebarra Bridge
6. May 08, 2010: Music Casserole
Citi Na Gcumann

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-04-24
The iconic Celtic group celebrates 25 years together with classic tunes (both original and traditional). Some instrumentals and some vocals featuring the gorgeous voice of fiddler Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh. Unexpectedly, this release also includes a concert orchestra so in the middle of the five members of Altan jamming, you’ll suddenly get full symphony.

1. Upbeat set of two reels. Instrumentals w/orchestra. Toe-tapping.
*2. Lovely vocal ballad. Slow, sad, crystal-clear vocals.
*3. Mid/up instrumental that grows in sound as orchestra joins in.
4. Warm and fragile love song. Full of nostalgia and longing.
*5. Midtempo and dramatic w/full arrangement & vocals. Picks up.
*6. Great vocals a gorgeous ballad w/lush strings.
7. Set of traditional instrumental reels. Played w/energy & style.
8. Relaxed original tune w/warm strings and nice emotionalism.
*9. Midtempo w/nice vocal arrangement and use of orchestra.
10. Slow and rich w/a a dramatic air.
*11. Traditional ballad given an orchestral touch. So sad.
12. Orchestral instrumental, mostly slow and full of cinematic drama.
13. Mid/downtempo w/vocals and layers of strings.
*14. Two instrumental dances a midtempo jig then upbeat reel.
15. Slow and fragile air w/sweet vocals & big orchestration.

Track Listing
1. Is The Big Man Within?/Tilly Finn's Reel   8. A Tune For Frankie
2. Citi Na Gcumann   9. Molly Na Gcuach Ni Chuilleannain
3. The Roseville   10. Soile Na Nollag
4. I Wish My Love Was A Red Red Rose   11. As I Roved Out
5. Donal Agus Morag   12. The Sunset
6. Mo Ghaoil   13. Gleanntain Ghlas Ghaoth Dobhair
7. Bog An Lochain/The Margaree Reel/The Humours Of Wesport   14. Comb Your Hair And Curl In/Gweebarra Bridge
  15. Dun Do Shuil