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Close Your Eyes is a welcome addition to the lullaby shelf. Harpist and singer Áine Minogue's quiet time songs could soothe away the cares of the day from brows of any age. Lie back and let the album's ethereal vocals and the gentle pluck and strum of Irish harp, cello, oboe and other instruments-played with finesse by sterling musicians-carry you off to dreamland.Ahh...
Lynne Heffley ©2012 Parents' Choice
- Parents Choice Aware - Approved All Ages
Áine Minogue is a Irish harpist and singer who just released a new album Close Your Eyes, Love – Lullabies Of The Celtic Lands. While some might believe that all harp music is lullaby music, this is her first album made specifically with children in mind. Since I’m a sucker for all things Irish, and tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, this was an easy album to review.
The album consists of mainly traditional Irish Lullabies with a couple original lullabies written by Áine included. The album also features numerous guests, including Seamus Egan, who is featured on the Instrumental Dreamland album.
Although the album is 47 minutes long, you might struggle reaching the end of the CD. Not because it’s not good, but you’ll be asleep before the album is over. But, that’s the point of a successful lullaby CD, right?
If you’re a fan of Irish music and have a little one in the house, Close Your Eyes, Love – Lullabies Of The Celtic Lands will be a fine addition to your collection.
If you’re a fan of Irish music and have a little one in the house,Close Your Eyes, Love – Lullabies Of The Celtic Lands will be a fine addition to your collection.
Internationally renowned Irish harpist shines on this collection of meditative instrumental songs accompanied by cello, guitar and clarinet.
- Dallas Morning News
Gentle, contemplative Celtic Instrumentals…. full of quiet beauty. This is good music for massage, resting, deep breathing, or just unwinding at the end of a long day.
- Brianna N.
Overall, I would highly recommend this CD to anyone who enjoys the sounds of Celtic music, as well as those who are looking for music to relax to - it's absolutely beautiful!
Peaceful and profound. By the time the CD gets to the third song the magic of Celtic music has done its work. I recommend this for anyone who wishes to start or end the day with a quiet mind.
Excellent Relaxation Music. It puts me in the "zone" I was looking for. So if you're in to this kind of music, you won't be disappointed with this one.
- L. M.
Simply Beautiful. Great to come home after a hard day and just meditate or sleep.
- Cynthia A.
Amazing. This is an amazing soundtrack for meditation. I can't fall asleep without it now.
- Nancy J.
Gift for an Irishman…. My friend called me and raved over this CD.
Great music to de-stress. My husband and I listen to this cd almost every night before going to sleep. The music is calming and reverent. Great way to end a busy day.
- Davis in SC
Transportive and Restorative. This is one of the most beautiful, restorative collections of Celtic music I have ever heard. Haunting, sublime harp, cello, guitar, flute, and soundscapes create an atmosphere of serenity for meditation, prayer, or simply unwinding the mind and emotions.
....so soothing & hauntingly beautiful to me that I've barely listened to anything else for the last week - it's that good!
A stellar instrumental collection of songs beautifully performed by Minogue and a crew of gifted musicians.
- Lexington Herald Leader, Lexington, KY
Whenever I play it, it allows me to gain a sense of peace and tranquility.