Irish harpist and vocalist Aine Minogue's (On-ya Mi-nohg) latest album is a journey through the otherworld of Celtic mythology. Along the way, expect to meet the ancient mythic characters of the Celtic countries. Tracks include "The Mermaid," (Gaelic song), "the Silkie," "The Enchanted Valley" and "King of the Faeries." There are eight instrumental and four vocal tracks, three of which are sung in Gaelic. The harp and/or vocals are the featured instruments with additional tracks provided by clarinet, strings, Irish whistle and violin.
An Irish native, Ãine Minogue has several CD's to her credit on both indie and major labels. She has appeared on numerous compilations of World, Celtic and even classical music in the company of some of the world's finest musicians.
The Twilight Realms marks her first solo release in five years. During that time - you're more likely to have heard her on a TV soundtrack or on one of her production company releases. (www.minogue.com/druidstone) During that time, she also managed to pick up a New England Emmy Â® nomination as Best Producer for her TV special "A Winter's Journey."
Minogue also completed an MA in Irish Traditional Music Performance at the University of Limerick in 2002.
Ãine Minogue proves beyond reasonable doubt why the harp is indeed the instrument of angels LA TIMES
Minogue's ethereal voice caresses her Gaelic lyrics like a breeze through Irish mists....Aine Minogue is close enough to her Celtic sources to be nourished by them, but not so close that they root her to the spot. BILLBOARD MAGAZINE
For more information on Ãine Minogue - you can visit the web site at www.minogue.com.
NOTE TO EDITOR; If it's bad manners to refer people to my web site, please feel free to delete that... I'm not sure of the netiquette in this case. Thank you for your understanding, Aine.
Check out the artist's website:
1. King of the Faeries
2. Spirits of the World
3. The Mermaid
4. Carolan's Welcome
5. Deandai, Deandai
6. Gloine an Beoir
7. The Selkie
8. An Fainne Or
11. Rince na Sidhoga
12. Enchanted Valley
13. King of the Faeries (Reprise)