With her delicate touch, trademark shimmering lilt and ear for authentic ornamentation, Karen Ashbrook is considered one of the finest Irish hammered dulcimer players anywhere. Add her Irish flute and pennywhistle and you have the consummate Irish musician.
Irish reviewer John O'Regan calls her recordings "Celtic music for the mind and body." In addition to her solo recordings, her duo and Irish band recordings are: Celtic Cafe with Paul Oorts; and with Irish band Ceoltoiri - Women of Ireland, Silver Apples of the Moon, Celtic Lace.
"Karen has long been something of a heroine to me... Her style is at times traditional, then moves surprisingly at a tangent, making it more interesting in an unexpected way, and her whistle playing is excellent."
~ Irish Edition, Philadelphia
How to Order
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Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts- Irish/ Belgian Duo
Karen's solo recordings:
- Knock On the Door (only available as digital download)
- Hills of Erin (only available as digital download)
Karen & Irish band Ceoltoiri:
- Women of Ireland (MM218)
- with Ceoltoiri Celtic Lace (only available as digital download)
- with Ceoltoiri Silver Apples of the Moon (only available as digital download)
Also appearing on...
- Maggie's Music Sampler, Vol 2 (MM305)
- Mystic Dance - a Celtic Celebration (MM111)
- Merrily Greet the Time (MM228)
- Scottish Reflections (only available as digital download)
- Celtic Mist (MM301)
- Hazel Grove (MM211)
- Maggie's Music Sampler (MM300)