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A Celtic Tale


Download links and information about A Celtic Tale by Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Ambient, New Age, Electronica, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 43:55 minutes.

Artist: Mychael Danna, Jeff Danna
Release date: 1996
Genre: Ambient, New Age, Electronica, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic
Tracks: 12
Duration: 43:55
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No. Title Length
1. The Prophecy 3:51
2. The Child Deirdre 4:04
3. Sons of Uisnach 2:52
4. Under High Branches 3:11
5. Loch Etive 2:47
6. The Vision 5:01
7. South By Sail 3:05
8. Defeat of the Red Branch 3:32
9. The Druid 5:45
10. The Drowning Plains 3:33
11. Lament 2:54
12. Two Trees 3:20



Written and recorded by brothers Mychael & Jeff Danna between their other scoring projects, A Celtic Tale is the soundtrack to an imaginary film of the Irish legend of Deirdre. Both the album and the legend reflect many aspects of love and sorrow. The Danna brothers mix Celtic folk, symphonic, and ambient music into a distinctive and fitting setting for Deirdre's star-crossed story. Though she is betrothed to a king, Deirdre finds her true love; she and her lover are exiled. When they try to return to their land, Deirdre's lover is killed, and she is imprisoned by the king she was to marry. Love and war blend in Deirdre's story; similarly, the music combines authentic Celtic instruments such as fiddle, tin whistle, flute, uilleann and highland pipes, and wire-strung harp with orchestral power and electronic atmospherics. Both listenable and powerful, A Celtic Tale showcases the Dannas' skill for creating emotionally accessible, technically beautiful music.