Not what I expected.
Harry F. Korbl | Melbourne Australia | 06/22/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Like Reviewer Jon Mau, I feel disappointed and cheated with this DVD. I am a great fan of Celtic Music and expected something more than a documentary with snippets of music. OK for viewing ONCE, hardly something I would want to see again. "Very misleading packaging! '""
A very good collection of a variety of Celtic artists.
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This video is a showcase for a variety of Celtic artists. The best part of the DVD is the music and the interviews... unfortunately, it is the worst part as well. While the music, interviews, and aritsts are all credible, the video never gives us even one complete tune. So if you're looking for a good cross section of modern Celtic aritsts from Great Britian and Canada, and you don't mind the snippets of music, this may suffice. If you are looking for the music, you may be disappointed."
A celtic smorgasbord--loved it!
John M. Morris | Jefferson City, MO USA | 04/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've bought this DVD and have enjoyed it over and over. I'm a fan of the music of Capercaillie, Altan, Loreena McKennitt, Mary Jane Lamond, the Rankins and others, but this DVD provides a chance to see and hear them talk about their music. If you want a concert video, DON'T buy this DVD--the music is fragmented between the interviews and there are no complete numbers. But if you already know the music of these artists and want to know more about them, this is the DVD for you. Watching it is particularly poignant now that the Rankins have disbanded. They will be missed."
Introduction to the musicians and music
Harry F. Korbl | 02/26/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the book that goes along with this DVD in Scotland a couple of years ago and realized that it was essentially interviews with some musicians from various streams of traditional Irish and Scottish music (including the Canadian versions). So I did not expect this to be a music DVD. I enjoyed it and have watched it several times. I like seeing the musicians in the native landscape and hearing them chat about various aspects of the tradition (I did fast forward through replays of one fellow who's a little too "out there" for my taste). This is a good DVD if you know what you're getting, and I also recommend the book of the same name. I also have the CD which goes with it and which is in fact, a musical compilation without interviews. I enjoy all 3. If you like any of these musicians, you'll like seeing them in an informal setting as portrayed in the DVD. If you just want the music, get the CD. If you just want to read what they have to say (in more detail), get the book."