Firmly grounded as a virtuoso of Norwegian traditional music, but inspired by the music of other cultures, fiddler Annbj?rg Lien crosses musical borders as a pioneer for true World Music. Khoom Loy, Thai for ‘paper lanterns,’ explores a broad spectrum of traditions, from Norwegian folk to Irish and Asian music, with jazz and rock accents that sometimes create an Indian feel.
Well versed in the music of other cultures, this album also presents her world vocal debut to stunning and haunting effect, notably on ‘Den St?rste Daalighed,’ which also offers a unique fusion of the Indian tabla with Celtic whistles.
Cathy Jordan is known in Ireland and Celtic music circles worldwide as the lead singer in the group Dervish. All The Way Home, her first solo album, is an arresting departure from her past work, with two new songs and a re-shaping of several traditional songs that Cathy grew up with.
Produced in Sweden by acclaimed producer, multi-instrumentalist Roger Tallroth, it features many of the most notable names in the folk and Celtic music world. The result is a superb, groundbreaking album that immediately draws you in and captivates you until the last beautiful note.
Since forming in 1996, Solas (meaning ‘light’ in Gaelic) has been widely proclaimed as the most popular, influential, and exciting Celtic band to ever emerge from the United States. Even before the release of their self-titled debut, the Boston Herald trumpeted Solas as ‘the first truly great Irish band to arise from America’ while the Irish Echo ranked Solas among ‘the most exciting bands anywhere in the world.’
Solas celebrated their 10-year anniversary with a spectacular reunion concert that featured all the band’s current and past members. The concert was filmed in front of a live, hometown audience in Philadelphia, PA on September 13th, 2005 and the resulting DVD captures all the magic of this one-time event.
The DVD includes a full 1 hour, 45 minute concert recorded in stereo and mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound together with over 30 minutes of live performance extras, interviews, an extensive photo gallery of individual and band photos and behind the scene views of the rehearsals.