Saturday, November 1, 2014

Cape Breton Lullaby/Driftwood by Celtic Angel on Youtube

Check out Celtic Angel's, Cape Breton Lullaby/Driftwood, a classic Celtic Song from my new album, Celtic Hits! 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Wild Mountain Thyme Celtic Angel

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Celtic Hits Review on The

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Fraser explores Celtic roots

Posted on July 16, 2014 by Emily Hiltz

Antigonish native Leela Barbara Fraser has released a Celtic CD featuring traditional Scottish and Irish melodies as well as poems Fraser has composed melodies to. PHOTO: Submitted

An Antigonish native who has produced her own Celtic CD is distributing her music throughout the Antigonish area.
Leela Barbara Fraser, who now lives in British Columbia, grew up with Celtic music in her home. Fraser’s mother sang in Gaelic choirs and performed musical theatre and her father played the bagpipes.
Though Fraser said she drifted away from Celtic music as she grew up – studying classical and jazz at StFX and eventually performing eastern and relaxation music later in life – she has come back to her roots with this CD.
“Basically because I was exposed to other styles I lost the style that came naturally to me and I really didn’t know what suited me so I tried many other things,” Fraser said.
After being given the opportunity to make the CD Fraser was unsure of what style she should record.
“I found that I always, whenever I did think of songs to sing, I would usually sing Celtic songs or songs with Celtic melodies. That’s what came naturally to me,” Fraser said. “I started to record it and I was stunned that it actually suited me. It was the first time I actually heard my voice sing it.”
Fraser chose many of the songs for the CD based on songs she heard growing up.
“You used to hear on the radio station all these songs quite frequently throughout the day as opposed to now when it’s just on Sunday nights,” Fraser said.
The CD features traditional songs like Danny Boy, Skye Boat Song and Amazing Grace as well as poems Fraser has put melodies to. Fraser chose the song Scotland the Brave for the CD because she believes because it is a traditional bagpipe tune it’s not often you hear the lyrics.
“What I wanted to do was create something that was appealing to all of Canada. The influence of world music a bit, maybe you would say,” Fraser said. “I brought back the traditional melodies and kept them pretty much intact.”
Fraser said she has always wanted to do something for herself, which is what inspired her to do this.
“I will not die with my music still in me,” Fraser said, quoting Wayne Dyer. “I thought if this is all I ever do I have to do the thing that comes naturally to me.”
While making the CD Fraser said it helped to build up her confidence. She didn’t tell anybody, even her family, she was creating the CD because she wanted it to be a surprise when it was completed.
“It has actually taught me to be consistent with things and to stick with something you really feel in your gut and never give up no matter what,” Fraser said. “Follow your heart and be more open in going with the flow.”
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Friday, July 11, 2014

Lyrics to Isle Of Inisfree by Celtic Angel on album Celtic Hits

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 I've met some folks who say that I'm a dreamer,
And I've no doubt there's truth in what they say,
But sure a body's bound to be a dreamer,
When all the things he loves are far away.
And precious things are dreams unto an exile.
They take him o'er the land across the sea
Especially when it happens he's an exile,
From that dear lovely Isle of Inisfree.

And when the moonlight peeps across the rooftops,
Of this great city, wondrous though it be,
I scarcely feel its wonder or its laughter.
I'm once again back home in Inisfree.

I wander o'er green hills through dreamy valleys,
And find a peace no other land would know.
I hear the birds make music fit for angels,
And watch the rivers laughing as they flow.
And then into a humble shack I wander
My dear old home and tenderly behold,
The folks I love around the turf fire, gathered.
On bended knees, their rosary is told.

But dreams don't last
Though dreams are not forgotten
And soon I'm back to stern reality.
But though they pave the footways here with gold dust,
I still would choose my Isle of Inisfree.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lyrics Mairi's Wedding Celtic Angel

Lyrics Mairi's Wedding

Step we gaily on we go
Heel for heel and toe for toe
Arm in arm and row on row
All for Mairi's wedding.

1. Over hillways up and down
Myrtle green and bracken brown
Past the shieling through the town
All for sake of Mairi.

2. Red her cheeks as rowans are
Bright her eye as any star
Fairest of them all by far
Is my darlin' Mairi.

3. Plenty herring, plenty meal
Plenty peat to fill her creel
Plenty bonny bairns as weel
That's the toast of Mairi.

Lyrics of Loch Lomond by Celtic Angel

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1. By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes,
Where the sun shines bright on Loch Lomon'.
where me and my true love were ever wont to gay
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomon'.


O ye'll tak' the high road and I'll take the low road,
An' I'll be in Scotland afore ye;
But me and my true love will never meet again
On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomon'.

2.  Twas there that we parted in yon shady glen,
On the steep, steep side o' Ben Lomon',
Where in purple hue the Heeland hills we view,
An' the moon comin' out in the gloamin'.

3.  The wee birdies sing and the wild flow'rs spring,
And in sunshine the waters are sleepin';
The broken heart it kins nayhee  second spring,
Tho' the wayfu may cease from their greetin'

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Lyrics Eriskay Love Lilt on album celtic hits by Celtic Angel

Vair me o- ro van o
Vair me o- ro van ee,
Vair me o ru o ho
Sad I am without thee.

1. When I'm lonely, dear white heart,
Black the night and wild the sea;
By love's light my foot finds
The old pathway to thee.

2. Thou'rt the music of my heart,
Harp of joy, oh crootch mo chree,
Moon of guidance by night,
Strength and light thou'rt to me.

Lyrics Driftwood cape Breton Lullaby Celtic Hits

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Driftwood is burning blue, 
wild walk the wall shadows,
Night winds go sailing by,
sailing by the lochie meadows.
On to the light of day flows Mira's stream, singing:
Caidil gu la laddie, la, laddie, sleep the night away.

Far on Beinn Bhreagh's side,
wander the lost lambies.
Here, there and everywhere,
everywhere their troubled mammies.
Find them and fold them deep, fold them to sleep, singing:
Caidil gu la laddie, la, laddie, sleep the night away.

Daddy is on the bay,
he'll keep the pot brewing,
Keep all from tumbling down,
tumbling down to rack and ruin;
Pray, Mary, send him home safe from the foam, singing:
Caidil gu la laddie, la, laddie, sleep the night away.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Lyrics of The Dark Island - singer songwriter Celtic Angel

Lyrics of  The Dark Island sung by Celtic Angel on her Cd Celtic Hits

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1.  Away to the westward, I'm longing to be
Where the beauties of heaven’ unfold by the sea
Where the sweet purple heather’ blooms fragrant and free
On a hill-top, high above the Dark Island.

Oh Isle of my childhood I'm dreaming of thee
As the steamer leaves Oban, and passes Tiree
Soon I'll capture the magic, that lingers for me
When I'm back, once more upon, the Dark Island

2.    So gentle the sea breeze,   that ripples the bay
Where the stream joins the ocean,  and young children play
On the strand of pure silver,  I'll welcome each day
And I'll roam forever more, the Dark Island.


3.    True gem of the Hebrides, bathed in the light
Like a mid-summer dawning, that follows the night
How I yearn for the cries, of the seagulls in flight
As they circle high above, the Dark Island.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Lyrics Danny Boy sung by Celtic Angel

Danny Boy

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1. Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

2. And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an "Ave" there for me.

And I shall hear, tho' soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you'll not fail to tell me that you love me
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.
I'll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

 Fred Weatherly,writer "Danny Boy" sung by Celtic Angel

Monday, June 2, 2014

Celtic Angel Sings Baby Eyes by George Bernard Shaw

 Baby Eyes by George Bernard Shaw

Lyrics of  Baby Eyes by George Bernard Shaw sung by Celtic Angel

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Baby Eyes by George Bernard Shaw sung by Celtic Angel 

V1.  Large Baby eyes smiling joyfully at me,
Baby eyes as brown as can be.
Two deep pools most innocent and bright,
To me are symbols of sheer delight.

V2.  May I greet you every single day?
For you are sunshine on my way.
Other people see you smile so sweet,
All are happier when you they meet.

V3.  Eyes are the windows to the soul,
No difficulties for you reaching your goal.
So sweet baby go on life's way,
Those Baby eyes have much to say.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Download Amazing Grace Celtic Hits by Celtic Angel

Lyrics to Amazing Grace  Celtic Hits by Celtic Angel


Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I'm found
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear.
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Amazing Grace sung by celtic Angel on Celtic Hits iTunes

Through many dangers, toils, and snares
I have already come;
'Tis grace that brought me safe thus far
And Grace will lead me home.

When we've been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we first begun.
John Newton (1725 - 1807)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Download A Cradle Song by Celtic Angel on iTunes

A Cradle Song, William Butler Yeats sung by Celtic Angel

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The angels are stooping
Above your bed;
They weary of trooping
With the whimpering dead.

I sigh that kiss you,
For I must own
That I shall miss you
When you have grown.

God's laughing in Heaven
To see you so good;
The Sailing Seven
Are gay with His mood.

Yeats stands over the cradle of an infant, noting that the angels, sick of the dead, are also there. God is pleased in heaven, as are the "Sailing Seven" to see such a well-behaved infant. Yeats kisses the infant, sad because he knows that he will miss the baby as it grows up.

This sweet, simple poem takes a much more traditional, rhyming form than most of Yeats's work. Rather than being a free-form lyrical poem, it is three stanzas of four lines each, rhyming in the pattern ABAB CDCD EFEF. Each line is two iambs.

The "sailing seven" refers to either the planets, or the seven stars of the Pleiades. They link the child to a cosmic order, suggesting that an infants pleasure not only affects human beings, but resonates with the order of the universe as a whole.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Celtic Hits by Celtic Angel available on iTunes

 Celtic Hits by Celtic Angel available on iTunes

 Celtic Hits is now available now 

1.     The Wild Mountain Thyme  3:08              CALW31400001    
2.     An Eriskay Love Lilt  2:29                        CALW31400002
3.     Danny Boy  3:15                                  CALW31400003
4.     Mairi’s Wedding  2:23                        CALW31400004
5.     Scotland the Brave  3:47                        CALW31400005
6.     Skye Boat Song  3:57                        CALW31400006
7.     The Road to the Isles  2:57              CALW31400007
8.     The Dark Island  4:43                        CALW31400008
9.     A Cradle Song  4:17                        CALW31400009
10.  Amazing Grace  5:07                        CALW31400010
11.  Baby Eyes  3:35                                  CALW31400011
12.  Will Ye No Come Back  3:39              CALW31400012
13.  A Scottish Soldier  3:28                     CALW31400013
14.  The Isle of Innisfree  3:57                        CALW31400014
15.  Loch Lomond  2:48                                  CALW31400015
16.  Driftwood  4:15                                  CALW31400016

Total Time:          57:45
 Album Title:  Celtic Hits
 Artist:  Celtic Angel
 Bar Code UPC:  628855001692
 Genre:  Celtic, Folk, World, Singer Songwriter, Alternative

Celtic Hits, celtic Angel Cd on iTunes