Take home the magic of the 2017 Celtic Colours International Festival with a brand new selection of performances recorded during the annual, nine-day event. Whether you are reliving fond memories of your Festival experience or getting caught up on what you missed, Celtic Colours Live – Volume Five makes an excellent addition to your music collection.
Recorded at concerts all over Cape Breton Island during this year’s Festival, Celtic Colours Live – Volume Five features a variety of tunes, and songs sung in English and Gaelic, performed by artists from Scotland, Ireland, the Isle of Man, the U.S., the U.K., mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island.
From Celtic Colours veterans like Còig, Dwayne Côté, John Doyle, and Howie MacDonald, to Festival first-timers including Rhiannon Giddens, Ímar, Talisk, and Daoirí Farrell, Volume Five carries on the fine tradition of sharing some highlights from the Festival, as well-established by the previous volumes in this series.
The Celtic Colours Live series of CDs was introduced in 2013, and it has grown in popularity year after year. The series is produced by Declan O’Doherty, a long-time Celtic Colours employee whose experience in the music industry includes acclaimed work as a record producer, engineer and arranger with credits on albums by Cat Stevens, Rush, Rita MacNeil, Stan Rogers, and the Barra MacNeils, among many others. As in previous years, Volume Five was mixed, mastered and engineered by multiple East Coast Music Award winning recording engineer/music producer Jamie Foulds at Soundpark Studios in Sydney.
O’Doherty and Foulds travelled with the team from Novastream who produce the nightly livestreams that are so enjoyed around the world, and recorded a concert every night. They then had to sit down and go through all these recordings, listening for just the right performances of just the right songs and tunes.
In the end, 13 tracks were chosen from concerts in Sydney, Membertou, Glace Bay, Port Hawkesbury, Belle Côté, Inverness, and Mabou. And since these performances were all streamed online, there is multi-camera, high definition footage of each one. The folks at Novastream will be editing this footage to allow Celtic Colours to release a series of videos corresponding to the album, to help get through the long winter and pass the time until Celtic Colours 2018 is launched.
Celtic Colours Live – Volume Five is available now on iTunes, Apple music, Spotify, and on most streaming services. CDs can also be ordered through celtic-colours.com.