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Alan Stivell - Celtic Harp album

Alan Stivell - Celtic Harp album

  • Performer: Alan Stivell
  • Genre: Folk music
  • Title: Celtic Harp
  • Released: 1986
  • Style: Folk
  • Country: France
  • MP3 version size: 1923 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1708 mb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 744


The release of this album with its fusion of classical, traditional folk and rock music, its mixture of instruments (cello, harp, electric guitar, traditional and modern drums) and its evocation of a utopian atmosphere and vision of humans in harmony with nature, immediately set it as a benchmark in the Celtic music revival of the 1970s.

Harp – Alan Stivell. Recorded at Studio des Dames, Paris. Renaissance De La Harpe Celtique ‎(LP, Album, RE). Fontana, Philips.

Renaissance de la Harpe Celtique or Renaissance of the Celtic Harp is a 1972 record album by the Breton master of the Celtic harp Alan Stivell that revolutionised the connection between traditional folk music, modern rock music and world music.

People who hear this record are never the same again. Renaissance of the Celtic Harp, one of the most beautiful and haunting records ever made, introduced the Celtic harp to many thousands of listeners around the world.

Alan Stivell (born Alan Cochevelou January 6, 1944) is a world-renowned Breton musician, singer, recording artist and master of the Celtic harp. From the early 1970s Stivell revived global interest in the Celtic (specifically Breton) harp and Celtic music as part of world music. Stivell was born in the Auvergnat town of Riom, France, and specialises in traditional Breton and Celtic music.

Alan Stivell album bestography. Higher ranked This album (19,792nd) Lower ranked (58,317th) -Renaissance Of The Celtic HarpCeltic Symphony. Listen to Renaissance Of The Celtic Harp on YouTube. Renaissance Of The Celtic Harp track list. Your feedback for Renaissance Of The Celtic Harp.

2 people found this helpful. This album arguably sounds more "Celtic" than his other albums, because on his other work he sometimes sings in French and even his Breton Gaelic has a French flavor to it, different from the accents heard in Scotland and Ireland. To my taste any Alan Stivell album is a treat. This one is a different flavor from most of the others and is very enjoyable.

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Alan "Stivell" Cochevelou, Celtic harp, Scotish bagpipes, Irish flute, bombard, arrangements. With: - Dan Ar Braz, electric & acoustic guitars - Gilles Tinayre, organ - Mig Ar Biz, bombard - Alain Cloatre, bombard - Stephane Wiener, viola - Gabriel Bauvais, viola - Paul Hadjaje, viola - Pierre Cheval, viola - Jean Huchot, cello - Henri Delagarde, cello - Manuel Recasens, cello - Jean-Marc Dollez, acoustic bass - G�rard Levavasseur, bass - G�rard Salkowsky, bass - Guy Cascales, drums - Yann Fanch Ar Merdy, Scottish drums - Michel.


A1 Ys 8:40
A2 Marv Pointkalleg 3:30
A3 Ap Huw Penllyn 2:55
A4 Eliz Iza 2:55
B1 Gaeltacht 19:02

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram S.A.
  • Copyright (c) – PolyGram Inc.
  • Recorded At – Studio Des Dames
  • Manufactured By – PolyGram Inc.
  • Distributed By – PolyGram Distribution Inc.
  • Designed At – Peter Saville Associates Montreal


  • Design – Brett Wickens
  • Harp [Celtic Harp] – Alan Stivell


Recorded at Studio des Dames, Paris.

Peter Saville Associates Montreal

P 1972 Phonogram, S.A.
C 1986 PolyGram Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 42283 04591 97

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
6325.302 Alan Stivell Renaissance De La Harpe Celtique ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Fontana 6325.302 France 1971
3067, 3067 Alan Stivell Renaissance Of The Celtic Harp ‎(LP, Album, RE) Rounder Records, Rounder Records 3067, 3067 US 1987
91 20 138 Alan Stivell Renaissance De La Harpe Celtique ‎(LP, Album, RE) Fontana, Philips 91 20 138 Spain 1979
2424 069 Alan Stivell Renaissance De La Harpe Celtique ‎(Cass, Album) Polydor 2424 069 France 1972
FDM 36190-2 Alan Stivell Renaissance De La Harpe Celtique ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Disques Dreyfus, Fontana FDM 36190-2 France 2001