Celtic Meditation

Background to the songs

 

Tracks featured :

In the Mists of Lough Derg - Ireland

Gavin O'Loghlen & Cotters Bequest

From the album "In the Home of my Ancestors" BFSCD 9704

Irish whistle in a dreamscape of sound.

Gavin O'Loghlen : Electric guitars, bass, keyboards, whistle

Music written by Gavin O'Loghlen

Ellen Vannin - The Isle of Man

Gavin O'Loghlen & Cotters Bequest

From the album "My Mother's Country" BFSCD 9806

Lush female vocals culminating in a mass Manx Gaelic choir.

Gavin O'Loghlen : Acoustic 6 & 12 string guitars, drums, percussion, bass, bodhran, keyboards, vocals

Angelee Theodoros : Lead vocals Anne Dormer : Vocals Harry Theodoros : Vocals

Manx Translations : David Hathaway

Music and words written by Gavin O'Loghlen

 

An Burren - The Burren, Ireland

Gavin O'Loghlen & Cotters Bequest

From the album "In the Home of my Ancestors" BFSCD 9704

Soaring female Irish Gaelic vocals wrapped in keyboards, guitars and whistles.

Gavin O'Loghlen : Electric guitars, drums, percussion, Prophet and Arp keyboards, whistles, vocals

Angelee Theodoros : Lead vocals Jacqui Yeo : Vocals Anne Dormer : Fretless bass

Music and words written by Gavin O'Loghlen Gaelic translations by Cáit Wallace

 

Koyt Tredhewi - Trethevy Quoit, Cornwall

Gavin O'Loghlen & Cotters Bequest

From the album "My Mother's Country" BFSCD 9806

Lush female vocals performed in Cornish with whistles and washes of keyboards.

Gavin O'Loghlen : Electric guitars, drums, bass, percussion, keyboards, F whistle, vocals

Angelee Theodoros : Lead vocals

Liesl Warner : Harp

Music and words written by Gavin O'Loghlen Cornish translations by Lillian James

 

Blight 1845 - The Irish Famine

Gavin O'Loghlen & Cotters Bequest

From the album "In the Home of my Ancestors" BFSCD 9704

Male vocals with whistles, accordion and string quartet.

Gavin O'Loghlen : Acoustic guitars, drums, bass, percussion, keyboards, low and tin whistle, lead vocals

Stephanie Graeber : Violin Suzannah Graeber : Violin

Angelee Theodoros : Cello, lead vocals

Harry Theodoros : Accordion Jacqui Yeo : Vocals

Music & words written by Gavin O'Loghlen

 

 

Quorn 1879 - The Farmers, Australia

Gavin O'Loghlen & Cotters Bequest

From the album "Tasters and Tidbits" BFSCD 0103

Smooth female vocals wrapped in keyboards, guitars, whistles and pipes.

Gavin O'Loghlen : Acoustic guitars, drums, bass, percussion, keyboards, C & D whistle, bagpipe chanter, Prophet 5, vocals

Angelee Theodoros : Lead vocals

Stephanie Graeber : Violin

Music and words written by Gavin O'Loghlen

 

Absentee Landlords 1840 - The Irish Famine

Gavin O'Loghlen & Cotters Bequest

From the album "In the Home of my Ancestors" BFSCD 9704

Male vocals with whistles, pipes, accordion and string quartet.

Gavin O'Loghlen : Acoustic 6 & 12 string guitars, drums, bass, percussion, keyboards, highland pipes, lead vocals

Stephanie Graeber : Violin Suzannah Graeber : Violin

Angelee Theodoros : Cello Jacqui Yeo : Vocals Malachy O'Reilly : Voice

Harry Theodoros : Accordion

Music and words written by Gavin O'Loghlen

 

Mont Sen Mighal - St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

Gavin O'Loghlen & Cotters Bequest

From the album "My Mother's Country" BFSCD 9806

Whistles, Uilleann pipes and string quartet with lush vocals harmonies sung in Cornish.

Gavin O'Loghlen : Acoustic guitars, drums, bass, percussion, keyboards, D whistle, vocals

Angelee Theodoros : Lead vocals, cello

Jack Brennan : Uilleann pipes

Stephanie Graeber : Violin Suzannah Graeber : Violin

Music and words written by Gavin O'Loghlen Cornish translations by Lillian James

 

Silbury Hill - England

Gavin O'Loghlen & Cotters Bequest

From the album "My Mother's Country" BFSCD 9806

Male vocals in a hypnotic piece surrounded by whistles and lush keyboards.

Gavin O'Loghlen : Acoustic & electric guitars, drums, bass, percussion, bodhran,

keyboards, C whistle, lead and backing vocals

Angelee Theodoros : Vocals Anne Dormer : Vocals Harry Theodoros : Accordion

Music and words written by Gavin O'Loghlen

 

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