For one week in 1997, Dublin's state-of-the-art Point Theatre played host to Gael Force, possibly the greatest gathering of Celtic musicians, singers and dancers in one venue that the city has yet encountered. Many of the artists who have defined Irish music in the past decades were there - The Chieftains, Clannad, De Dannan, Christy Moore, Mary Black - alongside such younger talents as Sinead Lohan, Ashley MacIsaac and Carlos Nunez (some, like the latter two, hailing from the wider Celtic diaspora in Canada and southern Europe).This feature captures the cream of the performances from all of those involved and offers a panoramic view of the best that the Celtic scene has to offer the world.
Tracklisting: 1. Introduction by Emmylou Harris 2. The Chieftains - The Dublin Reels 3. The Chieftains - Changing Your Demeanour 4. Leahy With The Chieftains - B Minor Medley 5. Sinead O'Connor - Thank You For Hearing Me 6. De Dannan - Donegal Reels 7. Maura O'Connell - Maggie 8. Clannad - Newgrange 9. Clannad (With Brian Kennedy) - In a Lifetime 10. Afro Celt Sound System - Whirl-y-Reel 11. Christy Moore - Ride On 12. Christy Moore - City of Chicago 13. Eleanor Shanley - Still I Love Him 14. Sharon Shannon - Mouth Of The Tobique 15. Frances Black - All the Lies That You Told Me 16. Altan - The Boxty Set 17. Brian Kennedy - Crazy Love 18. Nomos - I'm Going To Set You Free 19. Mary Black - Song For Ireland 20. Carlos Nunez - Rosina Medley 21. De Dannan With Mary Black, Maura O'Connell, Eleanor Shanley and Tommy Fleming - Hard Times 22. Sinead Lohan - Believe It If You Like 23. Ashley MacIsaac - Tullochgorum 24. Sinead O'Connor - He Moved Through The Fair