Sammy Horner - Worship Like A Celt: An Aid To Contemplation & Personal Devotion

Published Friday 31st August 2018
Sammy Horner - Worship Like A Celt: An Aid To Contemplation & Personal Devotion
Sammy Horner - Worship Like A Celt: An Aid To Contemplation & Personal Devotion

STYLE: Celtic
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 172788-27314
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The tireless troubadour here releases an album with the potential to become recognised as his most important work ever. Having got hold of the important teaching that the whole of life should be an act of worship and that we need to step away from the unbiblical idea that worship can only be a sung response in a congregational setting, Sammy here sets out with a cast of thousands (well, dozens. . .) to bring believers a set of songs which are truly an aid to personal devotion. There are many highlights. Sammy and his wife Kylie (who together record and tour as The Sweet Sorrows) offer a Celticana vocal to "Wild Goose", a song which reminds us that the bird of Celtic spirituality was not a gentle dove, but a warrior bird. Then there's "The Nail-Pierced King", featuring veteran Ulsterman Rodney Cordner as well as Sammy and Kylie; "Fearfully, Wonderfully, Beautifully" which has a heart-stopping vocal from Holland's Katie De Veau; and "The Kissing Bridge", inspired by a bridge in Amsterdam. Playing throughout is top-rate, with American Randy Kirkman's guitar and Tim Cotterell's fiddles, pipes, mandolin and accordion all weaving delicious acoustic folk sounds. Complete with beautiful artwork from the Lindisfarne Scriptorium, this is truly an exceptional work of art. And one which will inspire all who seek it out.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Highest King Of Tara Hill [Listen]
2. Wild Goose [Listen]
3. Christ Be The Centre [Listen]
4. I Praise You [Listen]
5. The Nail Pierced King [Listen]
6. Fearfully, Wonderfully Beautifully [Listen]
7. The Lowly Sparrow [Listen]
8. My Soul Will Glorify The Lord [Listen]
9. The Kissing Bridge [Listen]
10. I Know You [Listen]
11. Recall The One Who Loves You [Listen]
12. Oh Sing Of The Love, Oh Sing Of The Grace [Listen]
13. I Will Tell The Greatest Story [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Penny Hollander in Cumbria @ 09:29 on Sep 1 2018

This is an absolutely wonderful set of songs. This is Sammy and Kylie at their best. Truly inspirational

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