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Irish acoustic instrumental group Lúnasa
Tales of an average man from Simple Kid
Drift off with Mystic Chords of Memory
Japan's Haco with Sakamoto Hiromichi
Swedish pop collective The Concretes
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Donovan released a children's album in 2002, but this is first new collection of music for adults since the 1996 LP Sutras.
CD: Beat Cafe
Song: "Lover O Lover"
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The Irish Times call Lúnasa the hottest Irish acoustic band on the planet, with whistles, various stringed instruments and Uilleann pipes - similar to traditional bag pipes but even harder to play.
CD: The Kinnitty Sessions
Song: "Stolen Purse"
Label: Compass Records
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Simple Kid is otherwise known as Ciaran McFeeley, an Irish singer/songwriter who wrote, performed and recorded his new album by himself.
Song: "The Average Man"
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Drawing their name from an Abraham Lincoln speech, the Mystic Chords of Memory make sleepy sounds that seem at times to drift from a strange and mysterious world.
Mystic Chords of Memory
CD: Mystic Chords of Memory
Song: "Golden Dome"
Label: Rough Trade
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Japanese multi-instrumentalist Hiromichi Sakamoto on this track performs cello, musical saw and some electronics with the vocalist simply known as Haco.
Haco with Hiromichi Sakamoto
CD: Ash in the Rainbow
Song: "Ash in the Rainbow"
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This eight-piece band formed in Stockholm in 1995, but struggled through several label changes before releasing this self-titled CD, their first full length album.
CD: The Concretes
Song: "You Can't Hurry Love"
Featured Video: Watch "Warm Nights," a special video included on the CD.
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