Maggie Sansone,
Mystic Dance: A Celtic Celebration
(Maggie's Music, 2004)

Maggie Sansone's Mystic Dance: A Celtic Celebration, is a beautiful collection of tunes performed with a hammered dulcimer, cello, fiddle, bass clarinet, flute, piccolo, shakers, hand drums, Celtic harp, accordion, guitar, Persian santur, clarinet, pipes ... and the list goes on.

The project includes a Medieval set, a Northumberland set, a Welsh set, Celtic reels, a Celtic wedding set, jigs and waltzes. All of the selections are very well performed, with the expected airy feeling about them due to their cultural origins. The tunes are very spirited and energetic, which makes this CD one of the best Celtic recordings I have heard in a while. It also makes for a great listening experience for those interested in hearing some very traditional music from the Gaelic realm.

- Rambles
written by Paulette Isaacs
published 18 June 2005

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