Celtic Crescent is a collection of Celtic-theme material from Emerald Rose. It contains a selection of previously released material from the albums "Bending Tradition" and "Fire In The Head" as well as some new recordings. Included on this production are a bluesy version of the Scots classic "Loch Lomond" and an upbeat, danceable rendition of the Celtic classic, "Wild Mountain Thyme."
About the Artist
Emerald Rose is a Celtic folk rock band from Georgia (USA) with a rich, driving world beat sound. Guitars, bass, percussion, and pennywhistle are blended with 4-part harmony vocals, giving a versatile sound adaptable to everything from Jacobite battle songs to original anthems. The band is currently a full-time touring ensemble, performing live shows from New York City to South Florida and beyond. Emerald Rose have been featured performers at some of the South's finest venues, including the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta. The band has been mainstage performers at a growing number of science fiction and fantasy conventions around the country, including I*Con in New York, Galacticon in Chattanooga and DragonCon in Atlanta. Their performance at DragonCon won the band a unique opportunity. They have been invited to perform as featured artists at the cast party for the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers movie cast and crew following the 2003 Academy Awards presentation.
Top customer reviews
This is the CD of their folk, celtic, and traditional songs, and any of the Pagan references should slide right by anyone who likes traditional Irish or Scottish music. As one of the band members said "This is the CD without any of the stuff on it you might have trouble explaining to your grandmother".
It still contains their unique style, the energy and sheer exuberance that characterize their faster songs, and the depths that they reach in their ballads, but it also is a great showcase for their instrumental skills. It deserves a place in the collection of any Emerald Rose fan on its own merits, but is also a welcome addition to the line-up as a "gift CD" for the people who wouldn't appreciate all the songs on their other albums.