The Mysts of Time
In a concept album as large and the Island of Saints and Scholars itself, Áine Minogue explores the history of Celtic spirituality through music. The Mysts of Time: Chants and Melodies of the Ageless Celtic Lands is the result of her intense personal quest to discover the essence of the Irish spirit, with its rich and varied relationship to the divine.
"There is a large gap between Enya albums, and Áine Minogue fills it capably. She has a fragile, lilting voice that wraps around the mostly Gaelic lyrics like a gently windblown satin sheet. Lushly arranged, this mix of traditional tunes and originals is performed by some of the best players on the new acoustic music scene." BILLBOARD MAGAZINE
“This delicate and "mysty" album, subtitled Chants and Melodies of the Ageless Celtic Lands, intertwines the foggy heath with a church alcove. Aine (pronounced On-ya) interprets plainsong, traditional Celtic religious and secular as well as originals honoring Brigit.
Accompanied by guitar, cello, tabla, fiddle, oboe, bodrhan, mandolin, Irish pipes and a wonderfully rich chorus, her harp and vocal music is lush yet airy, a very lovely feast.” CD UNIVERSE
ALBUM CREDITS Áine Minogue: Vocals, harp, harmonies, percussion William Coulter: Guitar Alasdair Halliday: Vocals and harmony vocals Barry Phillips: Cello, tabla (drum), keyboards Steve Schuch: Fiddle and fiddle arrangements Patrick Hutchinson: Irish pipes, Mance Grady: Bodhrán Shelley Phillips: Oboe, English Horn Paul Machlis: Keyboards Gerry Putnam: Mandolin Klila: Unison vocal (Puer Natus and Christe Redemptor) Scott Trible: Unison vocal (Puer Natus) John Hazen: Unison vocal (Puer Natus)
All music published by Little Miller Music (BMI) for Aine Minogue.