The liner notes and comments about the recording
here are the notes from the album—-
Irish harpers were celebrated in myths and legends as the sound of Ireland. The most famous was Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738) who traveled the Irish countryside, composing over 200 melodies that blend traditional Irish folk music with the style of his contemporaries Vivaldi and Corelli. Honored with the title ‘Chief Musician of Ireland’; he left his music as a gift to the world: elegant baroque style melodies, lively jigs and dreamy laments. Carolan continues to inspire musicians to this day. This recording presents Carolan’s musical gifts in a chamber music style performed on Celtic harp, Irish flute, fiddle, hammered dulcimer, viola da gamba, guitar and piano.
"Gaelic traditions are alive and well with Maggie’s Music —a driving force behind the popularity of Celtic ‘chamber folk," which combines the intricate harmonies of classical music with the energy and spirit of folk music." The Washington Post
here’s the track list, musicians and times..
1.Miss Murphy, Sue Richards (3:10)
2.The Two William Davises/ Kean O’Hara, Karen Ashbrook (6:33)
3.Sir Charles Coote/Captain Higgins, Robin Bullock (4:30)
4. Terence MacDonough, Ceoltoiri Celtic Ensemble (2:14)
5. Elizabeth McDermott Rowe/Miss Noble, Sue Richards (4:36)
6. Bridget Cruise, Maggie Sansone (2:58)
7. Constantine Maguire, Ceoltoiri Celtic Ensemble (2:35)
8. Paspie Minuet/ Mr. Waller, Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts (5:11)
9.Sidh Beag, Sidh Mor, Al Petteway (1:29)
10.Mary O’Neill, Ceoltoiri Celtic Ensemble (2:38)
11. Mabel Kelly, Sue Richards (3:31)
12.Isabella Burke, Karen Ashbrook (3:57)
13.Carolan’s Quarrel with the Landlady, Robin Bullock (3:19)
14.Fanny Poer , Sue Richards (3:43)
music from the following albums:
Here’s some info about the record label:www.maggiesmusic.com:
Maggie’s Music brings a new vitality to traditional music without compromising the essence and spirit of its source- a "new" music from the deep well of our ancient folk traditions. It features some of the very best from the Washington D.C. area— the label also features a mail order catalog with music books, gift items and special music collections for relaxation, music therapy, school education .
BELOW IS A LIST OF THE RECORDINGS AND MUSICIANS FEATURED ON THIS COLLECTION:
Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts, Celtic Caf