Arminta | Forged in the Fire

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Forged in the Fire

by Arminta

Arminta's soaring vocals,flute and whistle solos along with the acoustic instrumentation of Blaq lily bring a pop feel with a magical hint of old World Celtic.
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1. On The Moor
Arminta and Blaq Lily
5:11 $0.99
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2. Left My Home
Arminta and Blaq Lily
4:27 $0.99
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3. Forged in the Fire
Arminta and Blaq Lily
4:17 $0.99
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4. Champagne Rain
Arminta and Blaq Lily
4:59 $0.99
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5. An Turas (The Journey)
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4:31 $0.99
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6. I Hear You Calling
Arminta and Blaq Lily
4:24 $0.99
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7. Lullabies
Arminta and Blaq Lily
5:02 $0.99
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8. In The Winter Time
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4:07 $0.99
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9. Since You Been Gone
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10. Angel's Lament
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11. Doin All Right
Arminta and Blaq Lily
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
No one would have been surprised if Arminta had become the 1992 Women's Power lifting Champion. Arminta was poised to break the existing records in her weight class. While the competition was still several months away, she auditioned for the then popular sports television series "American Gladiators." Leading in a head to head competition, Arminta suffered an injury so severe that it ended, not only the television show audition but her power lifting career and dreams of World Records as well.

Arminta's life changed direction at that point. Not one to sit around and feel sorry for herself, she turned her considerable energy toward her childhood love...music. Developing her voice with the same dedication she had developed her body, Arminta explored many different styles of music. Fronting bands ranging from Gothic to Folk, it became evident that her talent was extraordinary.

In 1999, Arminta and husband/guitarist Mikel formed the band Blaq Lily, to back her dynamic vocals. Arminta and Blaq Lily have played in venues all over the United States. Together, Arminta and Mikel have produced 5 independent CD projects with cuts that have received radio air play on specialty radio, college and commercial stations, as well as internet music stations. Their song, Smile, the leadoff cut from their second release charted on several stations. The most notable being KQ92 Minneapolis, MN.

Their 4th album, Still Waters, was a 2001 finalist in the Just Plain Folks International song writing and album contest. Arminta's song "Lonely", from the same CD, Recently received an award in Bill Board Magazine's world songwriting contest.

Since gaining the attention of Kristi Lee of the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom morning show during a St Patrick's day performance in 2001, Arminta and Blaq Lily have opened for Cheap Trick and America plus played two Q95 fourth of July shows at the prestigious Murat Temple in Indianapolis.

Arminta and Blaq Lily have also gained the attention of local television with multiple appearances on FOX59, WISH TV Channel 6 and WRTV Channel 13 morning newscasts.

In February 2002 Arminta and Blaq Lily introduced their latest CD Dream Walk at Utopia to a never equaled club record capacity audience of over 750 people.

Currently Arminta enjoys radio airplay on the WXIR 92.3 fm Hoosier Spotlight and the nationally syndicated City of Music Radio Hour along with various college and NPR radio stations throughout the Midwest.

This edge Neo-Celtic group has produced 3 CD's that have sold all over the world, won recognition for their songs on the national level and performed over 600 live shows throughout middle America since 1999.

You may wonder what happened to Blaq Lily? They are still here and going strong. We decided a couple of years ago to revamp the name and go by Arminta and Blaq Lily. Arminta ia a family name that has been handed down for hundreds of years in my family and I am proud to put it forward now every time we perform or produce a CD as it is a statement of my Celtic heritage.

Forged in the Fire tells a story of Hope, facing challenges and looking for a better life. I hope that you enjoy listening to the songs as much as I enjoyed writing and recording them.

Slàinte

Arminta

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Annabelle Gordon, Celtic Radio

Rekindles your celtic spirit !
Unbelieveable voice of an angel! Restores your celtic spirit and reconnects you to the past. Fantastic albumn!
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Eleanor

Celtic dreams and drums will woo you away.
Pour yourself a glass of your favorite wine, put your feet up, close your eyes and dream along with Arminta of Celtic days, past and present. Greg Mrakich's drums alone will call you (especially with "On the Moor," and Arminta's vocals are sultry, haunting and right on target throughout the CD. "Forged in the Fire" is my favorite CD of the year, and it came with a bonus DVD of a concert version!
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Indianapolis Music.net

Being of Irish decent, I was warmed to the core when I listened to
Being of Irish decent, I was warmed to the core when I listened to the Arminta CD, “Forged in the Fire” for the first time. This is traditional music with a nice modern flare to it. The traditional instruments on here sort of caught me off guard as I went through these songs initially. You’re not always expecting mandolin, you know? My grandmother would be proud though, as there is enough tin-whistle on this recording to make this Irishman want to dance a jig of sorts. Well, sure, I can’t really do a jig, but I’m 3rd or 4th generation. Give me a break.

Don’t get me wrong, this CD is not all traditional-sounding songs. There are plenty of good old fashioned, acoustic guitar-driven, rock type songs. But for my money I want to hear Arminta and her back-em-up singers belt out some songs from my grandfather’s homeland. Finally, I wanted to brag that I got a “limited edition” version of this disk that contains a DVD
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Thomas J. Blome

great Neo Celtic
This is one of the best Albums I ever heard in the last 5 years, even the DVD is great music and video!!!! ...and the service of CDbaby is wonderful even if shipped to Germany
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Dan

Fantastic!
Awesome combination of vocals, pipe, string, and drum. Complex lyrics melded wonderfully with masterfully played instrumentation guide the listener to auditory nirvana. This release confirms Arminta & Blaq Lily as the premier Progressive Celtic group.
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Barbara Hulin

I liked it overall but the music was so loud that it drowned out the words.
I ordered the CD because my mother is Celtic and her name is Arminta and I liked the samples I heard on the website. When I heard the CD, I liked the feel of it but the music, while wonderful in itself, seemed to drown out the vocals. I like vocals and these seem to tell a stories that I wanted to hear, hence my frustration about not being able to hear them. Having the words printed in the CD documents helped though. Arminta has a wonderful Celtic sound.
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Tommy Miller

Being of Irish decent, I was warmed to the core when I listened to the Arminta C
Being of Irish decent, I was warmed to the core when I listened to the Arminta CD, “Forged in the Fire” for the first time. This is traditional music with a nice modern flare to it. The traditional instruments on here sort of caught me off guard as I went through these songs initially. You’re not always expecting mandolin, you know? My grandmother would be proud though, as there is enough tin-whistle on this recording to make this Irishman want to dance a jig of sorts. Well, sure, I can’t really do a jig, but I’m 3rd or 4th generation. Give me a break.

Don’t get me wrong, this CD is not all traditional-sounding songs. There are plenty of good old fashioned, acoustic guitar-driven, rock type songs. But for my money I want to hear Arminta and her back-em-up singers belt out some songs from my grandfather’s homeland. Finally, I wanted to brag that I got a “limited edition” version of this disk that contains a DVD.
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Marguerite Nico

This CD has me thoroughly enthralled!
I got a copy of Forged in the Fire and absolutely *love* it! From the opening song, On The Moor to Lullabies to Doin All Right, the CD drew me in like no other. Arminta's vocal range is stunning and downright impressive. The entire album is very well arranged and flows well from one song to another.
I would highly recommend this CD to anyone looking for a new Celtic band with an AWESOME sound!
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Rachel

wonderfully yummy
I found this band...or rather, they found me, on myspace and I was intrigued by the snippets of sound I heard on their page. After much debating, I finally bought the CD for myself and am thrilled to have it in my collection. Some days, the only way to unwind is a good dose of celtic music in the car ride home...and this delivers
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Modern Celtic Monthly

The Future of Celtic Music
This effort brings forth traditional Celtic sound with a fresh, modern feel. Powerful, tribal at times, and soft in others, this CD is a must have for fans of Celtic music. Well done.
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