Celtica by Cruachan (Black Metal, 1994)



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1. To Moytura We Return
2. Maeve’s March
3. Cúchulainn (The Hound Of Culann)
4. Battle Frenzy
5. The Voyage Of Bran
6. To Envoke The Horned God
7. F.M.C.D.A.C.A.K.A.F.G.H.
8. Scéal Na Fianna (live)
9. Cúchulainn (The Hound Of Culann) [Rehearsal 1995]

Thanks to Keith Fay for giving me permission to upload the demo to the Archive.

Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki – Leon Bias
Drums, Percussion – Jay O’Neill
Electric Guitar, Bass, Vocals – Keith Fay
Flute, Whistle [Tin Whistle], Recorder – John Fay
Keyboards – Collette Ryan

Arranged By – Cruachan
Artwork [Design & Layout] – John Fay
Other [Lyrical Typesetting] – Collette Ryan
Recorded By – Mr. Joe Lahart

Some versions alternately feature “Tir no Bréagagh” in place of “Scéal Na Fianna” (both performed live)

F.M.C.D.A.C.A.K.A.F.G.H. reportedly stands for;
“Finn Mac Cumhaill Drove a Car and Killed a Few Grunge Heads”

“The voyage of Bran” is a slower early version of “The Children of Lir” from the “Folk-Lore” album.

Also included here is a rehearsal recording of the track Cúchulainn (The Hound Of Culann) from 1995.