Please do tell me in the comments who you love to listen to since I am always on the look out for more fantastic music!
1. Alan Stivell - the man responsible for the renaissance of the Celtic Harp for which I am very grateful and Celtic Breton music generally. This is really magical stuff, evocative of a very spiritual landscape and his website has some streaming samples you can listen to.
2. Claire Fitch - I stumbled upon Claire Fitch's music when I received a free sample from the Magnatune website and I was instantly hooked. She is an amazing cellist and I love the way her music (the Ambiencellist album in particular) just sounds like an Arctic vista or underwater adventure.
3. Suzanne Teng - Another Magnatune find, Suzanne Teng plays the flute and creates very soothing and yet deep soundscapes with her work. Magnatune allows you to listen to all the songs before you buy them (the whole thing, not just a sample) so have a good rummage around for free!
4. Tim Wheater - another fabulous flutist with a huge back catalogue and a really soulful approach to his work. I think my favourite album of his would be the Soul Medicine Man but Golden Light is also excellent. His website can be found here and don't forget that Amazon Downloads lets you listen to sample of the songs before you buy.
5. Chris Kimber - Another UK based New Age Composer. He has a diverse set of albums taking inspiration from a eclectic range of places from elements to reiki, chakras and the I Ching all for relaxation and mediatio
I think that the take away message here might be the strings and flutes really rock my meditating world.