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Highland Cathedral

Phil CoulterAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Highland CathedralPhil Coulter;David L. Cooke;Pat Fitzpatrick 4:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Holy IslandPhil Coulter;David L. Cooke;David Leonard 4:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. TranquilityPhil Coulter;David L. Cooke 4:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. The Flowers of the ForestPhil Coulter;David L. Cooke;Frank Gallagher;Dermot Byrne 3:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Over the Sea to SkyePhil Coulter;David L. Cooke;Frank Gallagher;Dermot Byrne 4:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Gathering - BealtainePhil Coulter;David L. Cooke 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. If These Stones Could SpeakPhil Coulter;Aoife;David L. Cooke 5:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Going HomePhil Coulter;David L. Cooke;Pat Fitzpatrick 3:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Enchanted GlenPhil Coulter;David L. Cooke;David Leonard 4:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Pilgrims' WayPhil Coulter;Aoife;David L. Cooke;Frank Gallagher 4:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Flow Gently Sweet AftonPhil Coulter;David L. Cooke 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. CoultergeistPhil Coulter;David L. Cooke;Dermot Byrne 4:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. In Loving MemoryPhil Coulter;David L. Cooke;David Leonard;Alison Hood 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Our Island BarquePhil Coulter;Aoife;David L. Cooke;The Voice Squad 4:14$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 22, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • ASIN: B00004KD0S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #270,425 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Pop songwriter and Irish instrumentalist Phil Coulter melds the traditional and contemporary on his American debut, Highland Cathedral. Filled mostly with light, airy piano tinkling, this music soothes with simple melodies while recalling the Celtic tradition. Soft uilleann pipes and whistles swoop in and out of Coulter's piano, and his occasional use of harp, violin, accordion, and cello add a new dimension (albeit unexciting yet interesting) to the music. Coulter is also unafraid of the synthesizer, which on such songs as the title track, "Tranquility," and "If These Stones Could Speak," creates a lush, timeless feel akin to the music of Enya and one that works well. In fact, Aoife (pronounced "ee-fah"), a protégé of Maire Brennan, Enya's sister, contributes a crystal soprano to select tracks and these songs are definite highlights. Not for the listener looking to push listening boundaries, but rather for those plainly in love with pleasant New Age Celtic music, Highland Cathedral well satisfies. --Karen K. Hugg

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Celtic Fantasies April 28, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Take soft piano and string renditions of melodic tunes. Add a smattering of traditional music like 'Flow Gently Sweet Afton' and 'Over the Sea to Skye.' Mix with the occasional skirl of bagpipes and the fine voice of Aife ni Fhearraigh. Put Phil Coulter at the helm and in short order you have Highland Cathedral an album that can best be described as Celtic New Age - if you need to describe it at all.
Enya, of course, owns this market segment, and will probably own it forever. But once you leave her own ingenious ability to write beautiful music and sing it just as well, the drop off to second best is a bit steep. Phil Coulter is perhaps the best of them, although his style is more or less one step removed from Celtic film music, it's always the kind of listening that invites you to sit bake and take a weight of your shoulders.
Occasionally, he shows some daring, but for the most part he is theme and variations of traditional sounds. And, perhaps, a bit too much them and not enough variation. Even so, I like Highland Cathedral, and probably always shall. Like most of my generation, I am a secret Celt. Entranced by legends, and music and sounds that always seem a bit better than the ones to which I am heir.
And this suits me fine, whether it is that martial bagpipes of 'Highland Cathedral,' the easy familiarity of 'The Flowers of the Forest,' or the beautiful singing on 'If these Stones Could Speak' or 'Our Island Barque.' While this music will never move mountins, it can still move the listener a bit closer to comfort and peace. No small accomplishment.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Music August 15, 2001
By Diana
Format:Audio CD
I have had this cd for about a month now and I never get tired of listening to it. It is relaxing without being boring. I love the way Phil Coulter gives a discription about each song giving you a background of how he wrote it and what it represents. My husband loves his music and even my four year old grandson loves the "drum song" (you will know which one I am refering to when you hear all of the beautiful sounds of all kinds of drums as the focal point put together with the music. I highly recommend this to people who like Enya, Yanni, John Tesh, etc.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highland Cathedral by Phil Coulter February 18, 2004
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This is as good as it gets. Mr. Coulter is in touch with the stars of the heavens, and his music speaks with nostalgia of a world he knows well, remembers fondly, and wishes to introduce to us. Just buy it - you will love it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and Uplifting Compositions November 19, 2003
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Highland Cathedral represents my first exposure to Phil Coulter's music. I find this album to be a wonderful blend of the modern and the traditional, the personal and the universal, the meditative and the motivational. Phil Coulter manages to use a variety of musical vehicles to deliver transcendent music including solo piano, Celtic and Scottish melodies, enchanting vocals, and textured harmonies. The album is simply beautiful, full of songs that inspire and elevate the soul. If you like contemplative, new age, or Celtic music, then you'll surely appreciate Highland Cathedral.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highland Cathedral December 8, 2009
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Highland Cathedral

This is a hauntingly beauticul musical experience. I have given it as gifts to family and friends, and plan to do so again this holiday season.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!!!!! July 9, 2009
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I have enjoyed the "Celtic Thunder" music since I first saw them on PBS. I noticed that a lot of the music that they preform is written by Phil Coulter, so on a wim I ordered this and one other one of his. It is a wonderful CD and I have it loaded in the CD player right along with my a few of my other favorite CD's that I have playing a lot in the background all day long. This seems to be a combination of traditional highland tunes like "Over the sea to skye", and equally wonderful tunes that he has written himself, like "The gathering bealtaine". This man is a true treasure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Peaceful December 24, 2008
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I could listen to Coulter's music all day. Wonderful composer and arrangements. Never stop. We believe in you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enter a different musical world. May 12, 2008
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Highland Cathedral takes you to a gentler,greener place. Not just for the Irish, but for the peaceful spirit in all of us. A great stress reliever but not a sleeping pill. Listening to this is like dreaming wide awake.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I am a big Phil Coulter fan - have been for years love that I got the download right away!
Published 8 months ago by R
3.0 out of 5 stars Did not enjoy it as much as Scottish Tranquility.
I enjoy this CD; but after having heard it, it just is not as great, to me, as Scottish Tranquility. Read more
Published 10 months ago by RDS
5.0 out of 5 stars Still waiting for this...
...to be returned. An Irish ex-pat co-worker borrowed it. Haven't seen or heard it since. Some of Coulter's music verges on the transcendant. Read more
Published 13 months ago by flint01
4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice.
Any CD;s of Phil C. are very good - I haven't heard one that I didn't like yet! He plays with so much feeling.
Published 13 months ago by Joyce Rochford
5.0 out of 5 stars Phil Coulter's ability is soothingly amazing.
This is one of those recordings that allows you to turn out the lights, sit in a comfortable chair, and just lay back and become lost in the music of someone who loves what he... Read more
Published 14 months ago by George R. Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Coulter delight
Love this album. Bagpipes, as in the title piece, always stir my Celtic roots. I once knew a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir who was there when a Canadian pipe and drum band... Read more
Published 19 months ago by JohnPaul
5.0 out of 5 stars Phil Coulter
I am in the process of collecting all of Phil Coulter's CDs. After hearing him play, sing, or seeing him direct, I fell in love with his work! Read more
Published 19 months ago by J Penton
5.0 out of 5 stars loved highland catherdral
i loved everthiong about / but then again i adore colter// and so does my husband we've been listening to him fo many years
Published 20 months ago by DARCY LORINGER
5.0 out of 5 stars Phil Coulter's A Genius
There are not enough words to describe the musical genius that is Phil Coulter. This is one of my favorite instrumental cds by Mr. Coulter. Read more
Published on July 28, 2012 by MNCowGirl1961
5.0 out of 5 stars Take me back to Ireland
I learned about Phil Coulter on a trip to Ireland, where the tour guide played his CDs during "quiet times" on the bus. I loved it, and have now become a fan. Read more
Published on May 31, 2012 by Kathleen A. Tallmadge
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