New Age, Neo-Celtic, World Beat Music

Category: Music

There is really some excellent music in these categories of music, IMO. I lump it all into New Age, but it's much more than that. Are ther others that enjoy this hard to classify music? I especially like Loreena McKennitt's Neo-Celtic CDs. Her "Book of Secrets", and "Mask Behind the Mirror" are favorites, but she has no bad CDs. I also like "The Visit". Another great group is Enigma. All four of their CDs are excellent, and are very well recorded. One magazine reviewer said she didn't know whether their music was just "Schlock" or exciting/meaningful-- but no doubt, I like and recommend it all. Another favorite that I've never seen mentioned is "Walela", a CD by Rita Coolidge et al.-- soft drumming, a neo-native american sound, and sort of ethereal in character, also an excellent recording. I also put Enya and Clannad in this group. Mai're (pronounced Moira) Brennan is a lead singer for Clannad and is sister of Enya. Mai're Brennan also has several excellent CDs out under her own name-- Celtic and Neo-Celtic music; beautiful voice. I also have a 3 CD set called "Celtic Legacy" that is largely Neo-Celtic. Then there's "Deep Forest" etc. Are there any other Audiogon members who like and can recommend some CDs with this (these) kind of music. Thanks. Craig.
Sean; hard rock or metal generally not "my thing". I do like "Dead Can Dance". Where does that fit? I'd like to thank everyone above who made recommendations, and especially Tao who had quite a list. I copied the thread. Thanks. Craig.
Craig, i'm not really familiar with DCD. I always thought that they were some kind of "gothic" type band. I've got some more discs coming in from the band that i was going to mention and they are supposed to have some acoustic based stuff, so let me check them out and see what they are like. If i think that it would ring your bell, i'll let you know. Sean