Irish folk group Clannad is back with a great studio album titled 'Na'du'r' (13 tracks) after a 25 year hiatus. The band is also celebrating its 40 years in the music industry. Na'du'r is the Gaelic word for Nature. The CD has a great mixture of esoteric, pop/rock, classical, cappela & jazz musical sounds. There are great vocals/harmonies as in the tracks "Vellum" (opening track with very rich esoteric sound & wonderful melody), "TransAtlantic" (classical track with great piano & melody), "The Fishing Blues" (a pop/rock track with wonderful guitar & harmonica playing), "A Quite Town" (up-tempo pop track with a beautiful melody) & "Setanta" (great harp sound & melody). My real welcome surprise was the wonderful harp melodies in the tracks "Lamh ar Lamh", "A Song In Your Heart" (great esoteric musical sound) & "Setanta".
Stand-outs/gems/my favourites are the tracks "Vellum", "TransAtlantic", "The Fishing Blues", "A Quiet Town" (my pick for the best track from this great CD) & "Setanta".
On overall, the Clannad is back with a great Irish folk album in 'Na'du'r': great tunes, excellent music execution and production. A highly recommended CD listening.