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Celtic Sessions

Celtic Sessions

Catalog Number: GM126
Label: Gourd Music
Format: CD

Available: 3
Price: $14.99

Celtic Sessions: Airs and Dances of Ireland and Scotland

William Coulter, guitar, dumbek
Paul Machlis, piano, synth
Alasdair Fraser, fiddle
Barry Phillips, cello
Seamus Egan, banjo, flute
Martin Hayes, fiddle
Lars Johannesson, flute, whistle
Todd Denman, uilleann pipes, low whistle
Theo Paige, bodhrán
Shelley Phillips, English horn, harp
Chris Caswell, congas, whistle, snaredrum
Neal Hellman, mountain dulcimer

William Coulter follows up his popular Celtic Crossing with his latest recording Celtic Sessions.

His distinctive guitar style has been a mainstay on many Gourd recordings. With cellist Barry Phillips, William has recorded three highly acclaimed recordings of traditional Shaker melodies, Simple Gifts, Tree of Life, and Music on the Mountain. His work has been heard on four of the Narada Celtic Samplers as well as a hearts of Space collection of Celtic Lullabies.

On his latest recording he is joined by a talented cast of players which include : Martin Hayes and Alasdair on fiddle, Seamus Egan on flute and 4-string banjo, Todd Denman on uilleann pipes as well as his long time musical friends Barry and Shelley Phillips, Lars Johannesson, Paul Machlis, Theo Page and Neal Hellman.

Track ListingTimeMP3
1Cití na gCumman4:55
2Sliabh Russel/Come West/Along the Road3:50
4Donegal Reel/Maids of Mt. Kisco/ The Youngest Daughter4:36Celtic Sessions - Donegal Reel/Maids of Mt. Kisco/ The Youngest Daughter
5Bí, a Íosa, im Chroí-se3:16
6Drops of Brandy3:30
7Joe Banes/Green Gowned Lass2:49
8March of the King of Laois4:53Celtic Sessions - March of the King of Laois
9Fig for a Kiss/Sergeant Cahill's Favorite4:22
10Boithrin Bui (The Yellow Road)3:44
11Brian O'Lynn/Star of Munster5:20
12Seacht nDólás na Maighdine Muire (The Seven Sorrows of Mary)3:03Celtic Sessions - Seacht nDólás na Maighdine Muire (The Seven Sorrows of Mary)
13Corn Rigs Are Bonny2:59
14Heroes of Saint-Valery3:44
15Belfast Lasses/Moving Cloud3:33
16Carolan's Cap/Hugh O'Donnell5:25Celtic Sessions - Carolan's Cap/Hugh O'Donnell
17The Grey Funnel Line2:32

"The sounds on this album are pristine; it is beautifully recorded, capturing a range of nuances and gentle moods that are rarely heard on recordings of Celtic music. The arrangements are mostly contemporary, the content traditional and above all else it is musically expressive in a way that helps to redefine the place of the guitar in Celtic Music."
Martin Hayes