Updated Sept 27, 2023
On this album we play american, irish, scottish, english, and french canadian jigs, reels, and waltzes on hammered dulcimer, fiddle, piano, flute, pennywhistle, banjo, and foot percussion! Medleys of tunes include:
1. Road to Lisdoonvarna, Tobin's Favorite, Cock O' the North - 3:11
2. Colored Aristocracy, Lisa Jane, Ragtime Annie - 4:51
3. Mairi's Wedding, Jamie Allen, Road to Boston - 5:08
4. Growling Old Man and Grumbling Old Woman, Maid Behind the Bar, Big John MacNeil - 5:00
5. Connaughtman's Rambles, Swallowtail Jig, Irishman's Heart to the Ladies - 4:51
6. Margaret's Waltz, (Pat Shaw) - 2:57
7. Soldier's Joy, Red Haired Boy, Kitchen Gal - 4:50
8. Saint Anne's Reel, Reel de Montreal, Pay de Haut - 5:05
9. Morpeth Rant, Cold Frosty Morning, Fisher's Hornpipe - 5:08 (Watch us play this)
10. Gentle Maiden - 3:59
11. Cowboy's Jig, Handsome Young Maids (Charlie Lennon), Morrison's - 4:48
12. Gaspe Reel, Spootiskerry (Ian Burns), Willafiord - 4:32
13. Sculley's Reel, Swinging on a Gate, Mason's Apron - 5:01
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Reviews of the CD:
"You are having fun and so are the dancers. We
enjoyed listening to your CD...." Great Meadow Music
"THE CD IS GREATTTTTTTT....." Anne T. New Hampshire
"Makes for a traditional sound that is most appealing..." Celtic Beat Magazine
"Hi, Ryan, Thanks so much for the CD. It’s great! I didn’t want to get out of the car this morning because I was still listening to it. You were right, I love the arrangements; they’re captivating. The person on hammered dulcimer is very talented, too. It adds a lovely touch. That “Swinging on a Gate” you mentioned is really nice, too.
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