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|Download||Click Song Title to Hear Sample|
|1.||Lord of the Dance|
|2.||Galway Bay/A Little Bit of Heaven|
|3.||The Rocky Road to Dublin/The Star of the Country Down|
|4.||My Wild Irish Rose/When Irish Eyes are Smiling|
|6.||The Irish Cloak/My Favorite Things|
|7.||Freedom (From Braveheart)|
|8.||Song for Malia|
|10.||Londonderry Air (Danny boy)|
|11.||The Secret Garden|
|12.||Loch Lomond/The Irish Washerwoman|
|13.||How Are Things in Glocca Morra?/Look to the Rainbow|
|16.||Amazing Grace/The Lord iIs My Shepherd|
More Great Music
Welcome to the green and rolling pastures of the Old Country! Sit back and let the Celtic tunes reach into YOUR heart. Its deep and moving spirit will make your toes tap. In other moments your mood will float with a tender lift to a place where the land is greener than green, the air is cool and fresh and the music has always come from the heart.
Enjoy an hour of beauty with 14 of the most gifted musicians including authentic Scottish and Irish instrumentation.
"I am always on the lookout for peaceful background music that does not become tiresome, and uses multiple instruments, engaging arrangements, and tune selection. Your music is a thumbs up on all counts. Thank you for using your talents in such a beautiful way.
- C.W., Oregon
Meet the Artists
Welcome to the green and rolling pastures of the "Old Country". I often reflect on the diversity of
cultures that we have here in the "New World" (North America in our case!), with people and languages
and food and, of course, music. It's a beautiful thing to experience the legacy of another culture -
or to explore your own. Having Celtic blood in me (both Scottish & Irish), I felt something stir inside
at a very young age when I heard the sound of the pipes. "That's for me," I told my parents when I was
about age five...and so it's been ever since. For myself, music is a blessing
- not only playing it but
also giving it to others.
Creating this recording was nothing short of the above. On one level we indulged in the music of my ancestors, playing Irish jigs and reels at breakneck speed with fiddle, accordion and guitar while merging this with drums and percussion rhythms from other parts of the world. I also had the fortune of walking down memory lane by recreating some of my favorite themes from the soundtrack Braveheart . Most rewarding was the pleasure of working with such wonderful musicians through every step of the process. I have always desired to arrange in a Celtic light some of the classic songs and melodies like "Scarborough Faire" and "My Favorite Things and these musicians brought my vision to reality. A special thanks from me to Steve Hall and guitarist Mike Hoffmann. So whether this recording brings back old memories or takes you down a new path, sit back and let us whisk you away to a place where the land is greener than green, the air is cool and fresh, the people are warm and friendly, and the music has always come from the heart.