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Celtic Colours International Festival releases Live Album

Hot on the heels of another very successful event in October, the Celtic Colours International Festival has released a compilation CD of music live from the 2013 festival. Celtic Colours Live 2013 was recorded at 10 different concerts throughout the festival and presents 15 performances captured during those concerts.

This live album represents a “first” for Celtic Colours, and something the festival has wanted to do for a long time. The compilation CD’s that have been available each year have been very popular. They consisted of existing tracks of artists who were appearing that year. “The live album is a very different product. It takes the audience directly to the concert to experience it as they remember it,” said Executive Director Joella Foulds. “Technology has advanced to the point where we can affordably do this for the first time and the results are very exciting!”

Celtic Colours Live 2013 is a reflection of the recent festival. The 15 tracks on the CD include a variety of visitors, Cape Breton artists, tunes, songs and collaborations. The Nordic theme for 2013 is represented, as is the wide range of concert styles and venues.

Artist in Residence for 2013, Kimberley Fraser was delighted that a track from her project was chosen for the album. “Only at the String Crossings event would anyone have seen and heard that combination of stellar string players and music on one stage. I’m so happy that some of these moments have been captured on the live album.”

Celtic Colours Live 2013 was produced by Declan O’Doherty. Declan has worked for Celtic Colours on a seasonal basis since the festival began, in recent years as the Head Stage Manager. But his career has been as a record producer. He has worked across many genres, engineering, arranging and/or producing such talents as Paul McCartney & Wings, Cat Stevens, Rush, Stan Rogers, Rita MacNeil, Gordie Sampson, and The Barra MacNeils. He has twice been nominated for a Juno Award for best producer. The project was engineered, mixed and mastered by Jamie Foulds. Jamie is a multiple East Coast Music award– winning recording engineer/music producer based in Cape Breton.

Celtic Colours Live 2013 is available on the Celtic Colours International Festival website The line–up for the 2014 festival will be released Monday, June 23rd.

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