eMusic Review 1
Chinmaya Dunster continues to explore the musical and cultural connection between the raga and the reel on Celtic Ragas. Dunster often uses traditional drones as a backdrop to his loping reels, driven by tabla and dumbek. On "Circlemakers," he incorporates accordion, guitar and bansuri flute to create an oriental-flavored sea-shanty. It's an unusual mix at times, but when he finds all the right elements, like on the Celtic blues-tinged "Rag Shivranjani," it's a delight.