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The Crooked Road

The Crooked Road

Catalog Number: GM129
Label: Gourd Music
Format: CD

Available: 2
Price: $14.99

The Crooked Road

William Coulter, guitar, dumbek, bodhrán, shaker
Shelley Phillips, English horn, oboe
Barry Phillips, cello
Paul Machlis, piano, keyboard
Deby Benton Grosjean, fiddle
Todd Denman, uilleann pipes
Benjamin Verdery, classical guitar
Mark Forry, kaval
Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, whistle, flute
Lars Johannesson, flute
Alistair Anderson, Northumbrian pipes, English concertina
Neal Hellman - mountain dulcimer

Following up on the success of his previous recordings, Celtic Crossing and Celtic Sessions, William Coulter once again draws from the rich repertoire of airs and dances from Scotland and Ireland for this latest recording. Along with traditional works, Coulter has also selected a number of contemporary compositions for this recording, including a wonderful duet with concertina master Alistair Anderson on Anderson's "Dog Leap Stairs."

Coulter is joined on two tracks by virtuoso classical guitarist Benjamin Verdery. Together they perform the Sean Ă“ Riada classic, "Women of Ireland" and the beautiful Turlogh Ă“ Carolan air, "Elanor Plunkett." The result is a lyrical, emotional and enchanting listening experience.

Other guest artists on The Crooked Road include cellist Barry Phillips, Shelley Phillips on oboe and English horn, Lars Johannesson on flute, fiddler Deby Benton Grosjean, Neal Hellman on dulcimer, uilleann piper Todd Denman, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh on whistle and flute, and pianist Paul Machlis.

Track ListingTimeMP3
1Craigieburn Wood (trad. Scottish)3:47
2Frieze Britches / Donnybrook Fair (trad. Irish)4:04
3Mna na hEireann (Seán Ă“ RĂ­ada)3:14The Crooked Road - Mna na hEireann (Seán Ó Ríada)
4The Crooked Road to Lisdoonvarna (trad. Irish)4:41
5Stor Mo Chroi (trad. Irish)3:21
6Farewell to Erin / Another Reel (trad. Irish)4:00The Crooked Road - Farewell to Erin / Another Reel (trad. Irish)
7Elanor Plunkett (Turlogh O’Carolan)3:51
8Planxty Wilder (Lars Johannesson)4:07
9Though I Live Not Where I Love (trad. English)4:08The Crooked Road - Though I Live Not Where I Love (trad. English)
10St. Patrick’s Day / Over the Moor to Maggie (trad. Irish)3:16
11Dog Leap Stairs (Alistair Anderson)2:41
12Kingdom Come (trad. American)4:11The Crooked Road - Kingdom Come (trad. American)
13The Parting Glass (trad. Irish)4:20