0 0 Michael Michael2005-12-15 08:56:002005-12-15 08:56:00
I know this is off the beaten path for my journal – nothing to do with Dreamland or the textile arts – but I think there are probably a lot of folks on my Friends List who would enjoy this link as much as I have!
Green Linnet is a site that sells Celtic music albums. Lots of traditional stuff, like Tannahill Weavers, but also more modern interpretations.
The coolest part? You can listen to WHOLE ALBUMS at a time for free on the Internet! It sure helps figure out what I want to buy, and it keeps me entertained at the office.
You just made my day!! I’ll be listening and buying like a possessed person *giggle*
Hee. I’m glad! It’s sure brightened my office lately – we’ve been pasting photos on holiday cards, and it’s been booo-ring. Lively music helps.
Ooh thanks! I was just on amazon yesterday wishing I could hear more than just that quick sampling.
Great link! Now I know what I will be listening to today while I bake. I miss you and hope all is well with you. What’s your faves on here?
Wow! Do love Green Linnet anyway… but this is awesome!!!
I haven’t really picked favorites yet – but I usually know that anything from Tannahill Weavers I’ll like, especially if they’re singing in close harmony. I wish they had Steeleye Span!
I was thinking of you the other day – we had DSL problems, but it turned out (finally, after several days) to be SBC’s problem, compounded by their guy messing with the wires.
Hope you’re having a great Winter so far –
you are, as usual, the bomb! (cute too) Can I bear your children?
You probably could… best to bear them one at a time, though. None of them are heavy, but all four at once would be really cumbersome.
Thank you! I know what I’ll be doing the rest of the week…*g*
depends I suppose upon whether we do it kinky or “straight”… with the right accessories and strapping, I might be able to bear them all at once. might make a great silly photo!
Thank you so much!
My best friend’s tapes of the Tannahill Weavers were destroyed by an ex-friend of hers, so now I can get them for her birthday!
Thank you!! This is most excellent, and will keep me happy whilst I grade papers 🙂
I used to buy Green Linnet stuff all the time back when cassettes were king! Wonder if I could rekindle my love of celtic…hmmm…
You sir, are a bad influence =)
Yeah… one person carrying two small dogs and two medium-sized cats (who don’t all always get along, and one cat absolutely refuses to be held for more than a few seconds) would certainly be humorous!
if you like celtic music, you might also like
celtic sojourn, radio program that plays around here (boston based)
always enjoy your silk info, so i thought i’d offer something back 🙂
Thanks for the tip. I love places that let you do real “listen before you buy” instead of 30-second clips.
Oh…and you might really dig: http://www.pandora.com/
Got that one! Unfortunately, a lot of my favorites are in the “too obscure for mainstream music sites” category – but, I managed to set up a couple of stations that I like.
The thing that frustrates me – it doesn’t seem to realize that I’m not listening to some of these singers because it’s a sonorous female with minor and modal harmonies – I’m listening because it’s old ballads, or folk music, etc. They don’t seem to take any account for subject matter/genre.
Hmmm…I’ve not noticed that, but I haven’t had a lot of time to play with it. It’s still in beta, you should drop them a line explaining how you’d like to be able to select, or recommend…it may be something easy to do…it may not. 🙂
When you type in a name their system doesn’t recognize, it gives some message about they’ll look for it – but I don’t know if that’s a standard palliative, or if they actually do get a list of things that people request.
Interestingly enough at the last Celtic Festival I heard a group called Need Fire. A Celtic rock band. Bagpipe and fiddle are part of the setup. It’s an interesting sound, to say the least. I actually really like a couple of the songs, the others I could take or leave.
I’m heading to Green Linnet to check them out. 🙂 Thanks for the information.