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The Levellers, Men-an-tol

Nolwenn Leroy, Sixième Continent

Nolwenn Leroy, Bro Gozh Ma Zadoù [Breton: "Old Land Of My Fathers"], the anthem of Britanny

An obscure find, but I just think it's a stirring tune. I like ethnic tribalism, things that bring a people together with a common, blood-based identity. There's something beautiful and transcendent about it. Some things should be beyond money and other transient attributes. It's an old idea, but still worthy I think. Incidentally, when listening to this, it struck me how much Breton sounds like Welsh (I've encountered quite a few Welsh speakers). If I'm not mistaken, I think the original composer of the song was even Welsh.

Beltaine, Beltaine

All Saints, Pure Shores

Beltaine, The Sea of the Irish Dream

Brian Eno, An Ending (Ascent)

Pearl Jam, Jeremy

Hamell On Trial, Bill Hicks

Nolwenn Leroy, Moonlight Shadow

I like Breton singer, Nolwenn Leroy, but found this by accident. Moonlight Shadow is a favourite song, and for me, this version rivals the original.

Nolwenn Leroy, Homeland

I think this was used in the Mel Gibson film, Braveheart.

Church Sonatas by Corelli and Mozart

Eimear Quinn, Brendan Graham's The Voice (1996 Eurovision winner)

Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé, Barcelona (Live) - 1988

Röyksopp, Running To The Sea feat. Susanne Sundfør

Helene Fischer, Ave Maria

Vangelis, Blade Runner End Theme

Taylor Davis, The Gael (Promentory) on Violin

Richard Thompson, Blackleg Miner

Soazig, Ar Soudarded

Karine Polwart, Cover Your Eyes

Kate Rusby, Who Will Sing Me Lullabies

Katie Melua, I Cried For You

Eric Coates, Knightsbridge March

Kula Shaker, Mystical Machine Gun

Moby, Harbour

Mumford & Sons, The Cave

Ronald Binge (composer), Alan Perry/William Gardner Orchestra, The Shipping Forecast (Sailing By)

Staind ft. Fred Durst, Outside

Suzie McNeil, Believe

The Buggles, Video Killed The Radio Star


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