Recorded at Real World Studios and featuring a host of acclaimed musicians, An Ancient Muse proffers a treasure trove of instruments, from harp, hurdy-gurdy and accordion to oud, lyra, kanoun and nyckelharpa (the Scandinavian keyed fiddle). Highlights include the seductive rhythms and Silk Road influences of first single ''Caravanserai''; ''Penelope's Song'', a paean to steadfast love; and Loreena's musical setting of Sir Walter Scott's poem of star-crossed romance, ''The English Ladye And The Knight''. Together, the nine songs that comprise An Ancient Muse conjure up a wide world's worth of human stories that are as unique as they are unforgettable.
Track Listing :
The Gates Of Istanbul
The English Ladye And The Knight
Beneath A Phrygian Sky
Never-Ending Road (Amhran Duit)
9 tracks / 52.19 minutes (Quinlan Road 2006)