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8 thoughts on “ Blackstairs - Clannad - Macalla (Cassette, Album)

  1. Macalla is a full-on attempt to cross their quiet, understated mix of progressive sensabilities, traditional Irish music and multi-tracked vocals with a more mainstream sound, choosing a directon similar to Mike Oldfield's "Moonlight Shadow". Ultimately, the album ends up sounding more like what Renaissance would have sounded like if they had not hit a creative dead end at the end of the '70s.
  2. Macalla came out at the height of Clannad's commercial success - hence Bono's appearance here on the duet In a Lifetime. That song is, to be honest, a bit of a clunker, Bono's vocal approach not really suiting the more ethereal atmosphere of Clannad's music, but the rest of the album is a decent bridge between the pop world and the Celtic New Age material they had become known for.
  3. Mar 28,  · Clannad are a Grammy Award-winning Irish musical group, from Gweedore (Gaoth Dobhair), County Donegal. Their music has been variously described as bordering on .
  4. ‎Album · · 11 Songs. Available with an Apple Music subscription. Try it free. Macalla Clannad Rock ; Listen on Apple Music. Listen on Apple Music. Preview. TITLE TIME; 1 Blackstairs 9 Journey's End 10 Northern Skyline 11 Caislean Oir 11 Songs, 44 Minutes.
  5. Macalla is hands down one of the strongest albums of Irish family band Clannad. Mournful, delicate, and deliciously down tempo, Macalla bridges the early traditional folk of the band with their later pop leanings, twining largely acoustic accompaniment with lead vocalist Maire Brennan's reflectively pliant pinings/5(67).
  6. Clannad were heading onto new musical frontiers in with Macalla: Simply put, they were building the bridge over a chasm between the world of late twentieth century rock and pop music forms, and that of ancient celtic (Irish, to be specific) folk music. This disc boasts a couple of first-time (read more)/5(5).

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