Seal Maiden: A Celtic Musical

Seal Maiden: A Celtic Musical

by Karan Casey


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Karan Casey, lead singer of the Irish group Solas, leads a cast of Celtic performers in this moving musical makeover of a classic Irish legend. Seal Maiden is the tale of Solanna the Younger's transformation from seal into human maiden. (If this story sounds familiar, you may remember it from the film The Secret of Roan Inish.) Marina Carr's stunning script employs tragedy with a very light touch, and Casey's lilting voice provides a suitably soft-touched narration. Thirteen songs with a traditional Celtic sound -- shaped by fiddles, guitars, uilleann pipes, and bodhran -- punctuate each section of the story. Spotlighting her primary talent, Casey graces the songs with her mellifluous voice, appearing alongside such notable Irish musicians as Altan's Máiréad Ní Mhaonaigh, Afro-Celt Sound System's Iarla Ó Lionaird, and acclaimed instrumentalists Niall Vallely, Martin Hayes, and Dennis Cahill. Seal Maiden is the perfect way to introduce kids to the magic of Irish culture and tradition. The timeless music and poignant, romantic story will enchant adults and lull children of all ages.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/04/2000
Label: Music Little People
UPC: 0081227985820
catalogNumber: 79858
Rank: 83050

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Karan Casey   Primary Artist,Concertina,Keyboards,Vocals,Narrator
Martin Hayes   Fiddle
Mel Mercier   Percussion
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh   Vocals
Michael McGoldrick   Flute,uillean pipes,Low Whistle
Mick Daly   Guitar
Iarla O Lionaird   Vocals
Niall Vallely   Concertina,Keyboards,Low Whistle
Dennis Cahill   Guitar
Dezi Donnelly   Fiddle
Robbie Overson   Guitar
Sarah Long   Children's Voices

Technical Credits

Dennis Hysom   Sound Design
Karan Casey   Producer
Leib Ostrow   Producer,Executive Producer
Niall Vallely   Producer
Becky Wagley   Art Direction
Toni Pawlowsky   Illustrations
"Dan Dan" FitzGerald   Engineer

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Seal Maiden: A Celtic Musical 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Both I and my 4 year old love this one. The music is beautiful and the story engaging. Very different than anything I've ever heard before.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this CD just by chance and love it. A lovely story mixed with music that my little one loved to hear. Wish she had more just like this one!