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The Fairie Round: Shelley Phillips and Friends

The Fairie Round: Shelley Phillips and Friends

Catalog Number: GM105
Label: Gourd Music
Format: CD

Available: 3
Price: $14.99

Shelley Phillips, oboe, flute, piccolo, ocarina, harp, English horn, wood whistle, tin whistle, bell, sopranino recorder
Barry Phillips, cello, percussion
William Coulter, guitar
Neal Hellman, mountain dulcimer
Melanie Lepper, bassoon
Robin Petrie, hammered dulcimer
Liane Sharp, French horn
Esther Landau, flute
Anne Cleveland, flute
Ruth Hunter, tambura, accordion
Lars Johannesson, Baroque flute

The extraordinary versatility and virtuosity of longtime Gourd artist Shelley Phillips are showcased here as she plays flute, piccolo, recorder, harp, English horn, mandolino, oboe and dulcimer. Classically trained and head over heels in love with folk music from around the world, this album is a bouquet of traditional Irish, English and Welsh tunes, pieces from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras -- and even a bit of wild Bulgarian folk song - including Skye Boat Song, The Ashgrove, and The Water is Wide. Shelley is joined by Gourd colleagues Barry Phillips, William Coulter, Robin Petrie, Neal Hellman and others, weaving cello, guitar, hammered and mountain dulcimer into her magical tapestry of sound.

Track ListingTimeMP3
1Chanter's Tune (trad. Irish)5:42
2The Fairie-Round (Anthony Holborne)2:27
3The Water Is Wide (trad. English)4:05The Fairie Round: Shelley Phillips and Friends - The Water Is Wide (trad. English)
4English Dance (13th century)1:41
5The Clergyman's Lament (attr. Turlough O'Carolan)3:45
6The Ashgrove (trad. Welsh)3:49The Fairie Round: Shelley Phillips and Friends - The Ashgrove (trad. Welsh)
7Pastorale (Gabriel Pierné)3:36
8Kopanitsa/Trugnal Momko (trad. Balkan)3:55
9Planxty Burke/Planxty Drew (Turlough O'Carolan)4:33The Fairie Round: Shelley Phillips and Friends - Planxty Burke/Planxty Drew (Turlough O'Carolan)
10Bourrée/Hornpipe (G.F. Handel)1:59
11Skye Boat Song (trad. Scottish)3:37
12Come Again (John Dowland)3:02The Fairie Round: Shelley Phillips and Friends - Come Again (John Dowland)