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An Cuimhin Leat

by Navan

Celtic-language traditional singing, unaccompanied, ranging from unison to 4-part harmony
Genre: World: Celtic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Tuar Guil, A Cholaim, Do Cheol (O Dove, Your Song Is An Omen)
3:05 $0.99
2. Déirín Dé (The Last Wisp Of Smoke)
2:33 $0.99
3. An Chailín Álainn (The Lovely Girl)
3:40 $0.99
4. An Cuimhin Leat An Oíche Ud (Do You Remember That Night)
3:03 $0.99
5. Mo Nighean Donn As Bòidhche (My Lovely Brown-Haired Girl)
2:29 $0.99
6. A Ghaoth Aneas (O South Wind)
2:06 $0.99
7. Lon Doire An Chairn (Blackbird Of Doire An Chairn)
3:54 $0.99
8. My Pan Esen Ow Kwandra (As I Was Walking)
1:36 $0.99
9. A Chinn Álainn (O Lovely Head)
1:22 $0.99
10. Cad Chuige Dhíbh Dom' Chiapadh? (Why Do You Torture Me?)
1:59 $0.99
11. O Fhlùir Na h-Albann (O Flower Of Scotland)
1:55 $0.99
12. Mac An Cheannaí (The Redeemer's Son)
4:02 $0.99
13. Gràdh Liom (Love Be With Me)
1:42 $0.99
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Album Notes
An Cuimhin Leat is the first CD from Navan, followed by Mairneas, and Lowena.

From Madison, Wisconsin this is Celtic unaccompanied song, on four voices, in the languages of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man. Navan's melodies, harmonies and arrangements are a delicious blend of traditional and original, with lyrics drawn directly from the Celtic literary repertoire.

"It rooted me to the floor by my very bones."
-- Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, Irish musician, historian and author of A Pocket History of Irish Traditional Music, (Dublin: O'Brien, 1998).

Less than a year after Navan's formation, the international Irish music organization Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann took notice and invited the group to be a featured performer at the 1998 Midwest Regional Fleadh Cheoil in Detroit, Michigan. Navan has since traveled far and wide performing at Celtic festivals and concert halls, often in conjunction with workshops in Gaelic traditional singing. Their debut CD, An Cuimhin Leat (Do You Remember), was released in March of 2000 and currently receives airplay worldwide. Including songs in Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Cornish, it offers a tantalizing glimpse of long-hidden but still vibrant Celtic musical and literary traditions. Released in May of 2003, their second CD, Mairneas (Voyage), expands their recorded repertoire to include works in each of the six living Celtic languages. In 2006 they added a third CD, Lowena (Joy).

-- Tim Dennehy, announcer for Ireland's national radio station RTÉ (Raidió Teilifí­s Éireann).

With overwhelmingly positive reactions to both their CDs and their live performances, Navan continues to carry their unique blend of vocals to an ever increasing audience. Their addictive harmonies are sure to refresh even the most satiated fan of Celtic music.



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Tres tres bon!
What else is there to add to all the previous reviews? Nothing probably! ;-) The voices are simply thrilling!

Quite enjoyable

Darren Raleigh

This is the stuff! Give these people a listen!
This is the stuff! If you'vee been looking for that Celtic magic and are sore tired of overproduced, self-conscious, pretentious wank, give these people a listen. Their work is perfectly balanced, unpretentious and plain - they just lay it out there and it's clear that they feel that their voices, alone, and the love they obviously feel for the music is enough. And you will too!

Damian Warshall

Superb. A stark contrast to those who consider Amy Grant traditional music.
Very elegant, tight performances. Production well done in dramatic contrast to the current over-post produced traditional music on the market.

Pure listening pleasure.

B. Eastman

I am playing all 3 regularly.
The CD's were excellent quality.

Ruthie Rose

Beautiful a capella music
If you were only going to buy one a capella CD I would recommend one of Navan's. I don't know anything about Celtic culture, so can't vouch for their authenticity, but I CAN tell you this CD is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. The harmonies are elegant. The overall effect is one of tranquility.


A Celtic Heritage
This CD is one of the best to help the imagination turn back the hands of time to aid in knowing and understanding ones heritage.


Tuar Guil
wonderful song, i know the tune as "Sally Garfens" and it is why i learned the irish whistle, so i could play it for my then 4 year old daughter...


Like bathing one's ears in aural silk.
Smooth, mellifluous, calming are just a few of the adjectives fairly applicable to this CD. At times, it reminds me of Gregorian chant meeting Celtic. I want more . . . and sooner would be better. Its time for a third CD.

Ken Savage

An Cuimhin Leat
Navan is extraordinary in every sense. Their interpretations of traditional Celtic songs are wonderful in their harmonies. Their voices are so pure that a musical accompaniment would diminish the beauty of their melodies. This music touches the soul.
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