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Will Millar The Keeper

Will Millar Celtic Seasons of Enchantment

CD (May 5, 1998)
Original Release Date May 5, 1998
CHACD052

Will Millar, former leader of the Irish Rovers and special guest harpist Derek Bell of the Chieftains, depart on an enchanting journey through ceremonies and magical seasons of the old Celtic Calendar. Weaving its musical way through the changing seasons of the Pagan calendar according to moon cycles, this CD comes very highly recommended to all lovers of traditional Celtic music and ceremonies.
Free Celtic Moon Calendar inside each CD.

This CD is a wonderful collection of traditional Celtic sounds set to the ever-changing cycle of the Celtic calendar. The Uillean piece(track #10)played by young Northern Irish piper Patrick Davey is particularly haunting and will touch the souls of any Celts (and others) who listen to it! Apparently Will Millar (former leader of the Irish Rovers) travelled the length and breadth of Northern Ireland to record much of this CD, contending heroically with the sound of British army helicopters on patrol over remote farm houses along the Border, sudden eruptions of pneumatic road drilling in the midst of recording on quiet Ulster Sunday afternoons, and well-meaning but infuriating interruptions by ever-hospitable Irish mothers offering endless "wee cups o'tay" to their musician sons and guests in mid-recording! The result, blended with some superb piano playing by Phil Newns and electric guitar from David Gogo, both of Vancouver Island, Canada, is a veritable modern-era Celtic treasure! Slainte, Will!

Will Millar The Lark In The Clear Aire

CD (May 1, 1995)
Original Release Date 1994
CHACD042

This delightful instrumental collection of Celtic Aires is played with an artful sensitivity and profound insight into the Celtic soul. Will's beautiful work will readily appeal to fans of the quieter moments on albums by the Chieftains. Performed on whistles, lute, mandolin, harp, piano, fiddle, violin, harmonica, guitar, acoustic bass and accordion, it is a quiet, lovely album for those meditative moments.

The Lark in the Clear Aire is an instrumental collection of melodic Celtic airs that provide wonderful imagery, creating stories without words, like only musician, storyteller, poet and writer Will Millar can. Millar on tin whistle and lude, a lute-like instrument, is joined by family and friends on harp, guitar, violin, bass and accordion, producing a full, rich palette of Celtic melodies. The Lark in the Clear Aire features many of the melodies Millar made famous while with The Irish Rovers, a group that brought Celtic-inspired music to a worldwide appreciation with hits like "The Unicorn" and "Wasn't that a Party." ~ MusD, All Music Guide

Will Millar Celtic Reverie

CD (April 9, 1996)
CHACD047
Instrumental music of Ireland produced by Will Millar

Most of these lovely melodies were born on soft moonlit nights in the North Antrim countryside long ago. Millar sets these ancient Irish Aires in lushly ornamented arrangements, creating misty, pensive atmospheres. You'll hear penny whistles, Celtic harp, fiddle, harmonica, piano, and other stringed instruments of various tunings.

This recording by Will Millar and Friends contains some of the most beautiful versions of traditional Irish music avaialble on disk today. the sounds are robust yet deeply touching and often haunting, much better in my view than many of the "diddly-dee" stuff that passes for celtic music on CD these days! Many of these pieces come from the North Antrim area where Will grew up as a lad in Ireland before immigrating to North America. The range of emotion in this CD is qquite astounding. Definitely one of the best recordings of its type avaailaable, it deserves a very wide audience. Chacra are to be congratulated in producing this and Will's other two CDs in the "Celtic Trilogy", "Lark in the Clear Aire" and most recently, "Celtic Seasons of Enchantment". Another triumph, Will!

Will Millar & Paul Horn Journey of the Celts

CD (February 5, 2002)
Original Release Date February 5, 2002 CHACD056

rare used copy available

 

Will Millar, with the help of fellow musician and Grammy award winner Paul Horn, has created in the truest Celtic Music tradition a stunning fusion of music and history that draws upon memories of Ireland, old family tales, and historical records that tell of the devastation and mass emigration that lay in the wake of the Irish Potato Famine of the mid 1800's. Spirited jigs, reels, and melancholy ballads call out from a time never to be forgotten, as the boats left Ireland behind for a chance at a better life and a new beginning in Canada, America, Australia and New Zealand.

Will Millar Irish Gold

one used cd available in very good condition

Will Millar and some mad irishmen songs from My Irish Rovings

CD (March 3, 1998)
Original Release Date March 3, 1998
CL 62196-2

Musical Reflections CELTIC WHISPERS

From the pleasant lilt of the penny whistle to the peaceful beauty of the Celtic Harp, Will Millar (I believe he was of the Irish Rovers) takes you to the green hills of Ireland with these stirring melodies and Celtic Whispers. Songs are: Factory girls (Mo Mhuirnin Ban,By the Banks of the Bann, Factory Girls), Haunted Kenban (Blue Hills of Antrim, Lady McQuillians Lament, The Longships of Dunluce), Spirit of Place (The Banks of Claudy, Curragh of Kildare, Limerick is Beautiful, Spancial HIll), Lark in the Clear Aires (My Singing Bird), Carickfergus (Mary of Dungloe), Slieve Gallon Braes (Sally Gardens), The Irish Brigade - 1864 (Bold Fenian Men, Hills of Shiloh, Skibereen, Ashokan Farewell), The Women of Ireland (Rosheen Dubh, The Women of Ireland, Star of the County Down, Suzie Maguire). Gorgeous music, good quality. ENJOY

Will Millar Make Believe Days

LP released 1976
Label:STONY PLAIN SPL1002

currently unavailable