A.C. Roberts, bagpipes. Myler Doherty, piano. Charles Bowden, bass. John Samuel Golder, fiddle. Ballycastle, & others.
Label: Reflections. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 096741258527. Daedalus Item Code: 77031
Although bagpipes have been played all over the world for at least a millennium, for many of us they remain the instrument of choice for instantly creating a Scottish ambiance. On this set, ... (Read More)
Lisa Lambe, Ruth McGill, Eoin Cannon, Emmet Cahill & others.
Label: Masterworks. Format: CD & DVD.
UPC: 888751619821. Daedalus Item Code: 69085
Taking an intimate look at the human drama of the Irish Easter Rising of 1916, Barry Devlin and David Downes's "polished, home-grown musical" (Irish Independent) was featured on PBS in October ... (Read More)
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Mike Seeger, Lead Belly, Doug Wallin, Ewan MacColl, the New Lost City Ramblers, Dorothy Rorick & others.
Label: Smithsonian Folkways. Format: CD.
UPC: 093074021828. Daedalus Item Code: 79261
Fearing that they might be forgotten, 19th-century scholar Francis James Child compiled 305 Scottish and English ballads into the highly influential collection now known as "Child Ballads"; many of ... (Read More)
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Nic Jones, Eric Bibb, the Yetties, Roy Harris, Home Service, Ralph McTell, Show of Hands & others.
Label: Gottdiscs. Format: 2 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 881881001122. Daedalus Item Code: 77014
Founded in 1955 to promote folk dancing, England's Sidmouth Festival has gradually expanded to encompass a wide swathe of folk music as well; the 35 tracks here look back on some of the festival's ... (Read More)
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A veteran Nashville guitarist whose recording credits include work with Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, and Simon and Garfunkel, Fred Carter goes back to basics with these instrumental recordings of vintage ... (Read More)
With 40 songs, this treasure trove of Celtic favorites covers a lot of ground. Scottish-Canadian tenor John McDermott is heard on a disc of classics, including "Wild Mountain Thyme," "Mother ... (Read More)
The Unwanted, Solas, Karan Casey & John Doyle, Fidil, Bob Brozman, John McSherry & Dónal O'Connor, & others.
Label: World Music Network. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 605633129427. Daedalus Item Code: 77102
Irish music is heard here in all its variety, with plenty of virtuosity and instantly recognizable Celtic atmosphere. On these 17 tracks, Fidil shows off its furious fiddling on "Kiss the Maid Behind ... (Read More)
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Evoking the wide-open spaces of the Scottish moors and their atmosphere of mystery, the 14 songs here make use of piano, harp, flute, bagpipe, synthesizer, and strings; the occasional sound of a ... (Read More)
On this eclectic blend of Celtic, Renaissance, and traditional songs, Shelley Phillips—an accomplished player of the harp, oboe, English horn, recorder, and other instruments—is joined by her ... (Read More)
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