My Darlin’ Pat (Traditional)
Off She Goes (Traditional)
Wals Voor Pollee (W. Poesen)
The Weeds in My Garden (Craig Markley)
The Banshee (Traditional)
Nancy Pride of the West (Traditional)
The Huntsman (Traditional)
The Green Willis (Traditional)
Noches Estrelladas (Beckie Boger)
A Candle in the Window (Sue Mogan-Mattison)
Evening Farewell (Traditional)
The Blacksmith (Traditional)
Billy In The Lowground (Traditional)
(Traditional, adapted by Tommy Sands)
Eamonn An Chnoic (Traditional)
Veena's Waltz or The Upstairs Room (David Reddick)
Martinmass Wind (Traditional)
Haste To The Wedding (Traditional)
Eight Years Old (Craig Markley)
The Empty Chair (Craig Markley)
Slippery Slope (Sid Omasta)
Irish Traditional Arr.-Stark Raven
As Sid always says, Jigs come in four sizes - single, double, slip, and slide. Slides are in 12/8 time.
English Traditional, Arr.-Stark Raven, Vocal-Sue
This song is probably the oldest selection in our repertoire-dating back to 1611. The song was collected by Francis James Child, and bears a close resemblance to the Scottish song, The Twa Corbies.
Traditional Arr.-D. Reddick, Vocal - David
One of many songs in traditional music about young ladies who dressed as soldiers or sailors to follow the man they loved or, in this case, to see the world..
Music by C. Markley
Although both of these tunes were composed at different times, I decided to combine them for this recording. The first air is a bit of a play on words as it contains both a time and key signature change. I received my inspiration for Softly She Whispers from the beautiful Irish tune Gentle Maid. This set lovingly goes out to Tanya and Kara - Craig.
Words and Music by B. Boger, Vocal - Beckie
In a magical moment during an evening drive along the Olentangy River, I believe that Lydia chose me and my music to share the story of her and Johnny. And, just up the road, a church called Liberty still echoes their love. - Beckie
Irish Traditional, Arr.-Stark Raven
The first selection in this set was adapted from an old Gaelic air by Herbert Hughes with lyrics by Padraic Colum. It has received a variety of interpretations over the years, and we could not help but add another. The use of the Nigerian UDU drum helps to lend an Eastern feel to our arrangement. Thanks to Kay Harris-Matteo for her vocal interpretation. The second tune is a traditional Irish reel, it is also known as The Little Beggarman.
Scottish Traditional, Arr.-C. Markley, Vocal - Craig
We have discovered several versions of this song, all of which are based on the very popular theme of soldier, woman, and war. We have given this particular arrangement somewhat of a Breton feel.
Words and Music by D. Reddick, Vocal - Sue
Traditional Arr.-Stark Raven except Wag of the Tail-less Dog - Music by D. Reddick
The first selection is from the Hymn collection of John Wyeth. OHaras Cup is by the well known 17th century Irish harper OCarolan. Wag of the Tail-less Dog was named for Davids Welsh Corgie, Sebastian. The set finishes with a traditional Irish jig.