K-Tel's Celtic Collections: Sound Of Ireland, Vol. 1 isn't a definitive overview of Irish and Celtic music. Instead, it's a sampler that balances traditional Celtic with newer sounds, running the gamut from "Danny Boy" and "Galway Bay" to "Riverdance." Certainly, it's not an album for Celtic purists or collectors, but its concentration on familiar tunes (all of which are presented in solid versions, if not necessarily the best-known) make it an entertaining sampler for casual Celtic fans.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine