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!

Sample Clip

The Women of Ireland
Resheen Dubh
The Women of Ireland
Star of the County Down
Suzie Maguire

Bird of Peace
Where the Moorcock Crown
Ar Eirinn

Spirit of Place
The Banks of Claudy
Curragh of Kildare
Limerick is Beautiful
Spancial Hill

Haunted Kenban
Blue Hills of Antrim
Lady McQuillians Lament
The Longships of Dunluce

A Terrible Beauty
Boolavogue
The Foggy Dew
Valley of Knockanure

Seascapes & Save Harbours
Cliffs of Duneen
Carnlough Bay
Mingulay Boat Song
Tyree Love Lilt

Summer in the Glens
Summer Has Come
Hills of Donegal
She Moved Thru The Fair
Buachaill O'n Eirne

Atlantic Crossings
The Parting Glass
Holly Ground
Farewell Shamrock Shore
Women of Ireland (Reprise)