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Celtic Fairy Lullaby is a collection of timeless songs from ancient lands. Harps, flutes, piano, and subtle orchestration accompany delightful lyrics in Gaelic, Welsh and English. These 12 mesmerizing songs are soothing and nurturing, perfect for relaxation, sleep and meditation.
I received a complimentary copy of this album in CD format in return for an honest review.
I have loved the soothing aspects of New Age music for years, though I don't listen to it as much as I should. When I was contacted by the artist to review this product, I listened to the samples and decided I would love to hear more, so I accepted. I am glad I did. I also decided that I would purchase a copy, so that I could keep one in my bedroom, as well as one in the car to listen to whenever I can.
This CD contains twelve lullaby's that invoke peace and calm so that a person can relax and de-stress from life's problems. Each song is accompanied by flutes, harps, piano and other instruments that have a soothing effect. I started listening to them and found myself being swept away to far away places. Although I have no knowledge of Gaelic and Welsh, the lyrics sung by 11 year old Sarah, the daughter of Randy and Pamela Copus (who are 2002), were sweet at times and at others, rather melancholic. Other songs were familiar though, and I enjoyed listening to 2002's interpretation of them. My father, who came into the room halfway through a song said that he found it a little morbid. However, after listening to a few of the other songs, he did agree that they had a calming effect. By the time I had listened to the last song, I found my heart rate had slowed and I felt peaceful. This would be an ideal accompaniment to having any type of beauty treatment such as therapeutic massage, or as light background music at a dinner party, or in a shop. It is also ideal to listen to when relaxing on the sofa and/or reading, or if you have trouble getting to sleep.
Some people may find, like my father, that the songs appear morbid or too melancholic at first. However, if you give them a chance, you may find that there is hope hiding inside them too.
2002 may have several albums to their name but, I had never heard about them before I am ashamed to say. Now that I have listened to this album, I would definitely consider listening to their older albums, and any new ones, in the future.
In conclusion, I would highly recommend this music to everyone looking to wind down the stress levels with easy listening, soothing music. If you like listening to instrumental or new age music but haven't listened to this artist yet, I urge you to do so soon. - Lynn Worton