A cool Celtic voyage to Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and the Isle of Man. Traditional tunes in innovative arrangements are performed on hammered dulcimer with Irish flute, cittern, guitar, mandolin, soprano sax, Celtic harp, fretless bass, bodhran and hand drums. (52:51 minutes)
Maggie Sansone's latest recording Dance upon the Shore, sees her hammered dulcimer in a variety of different settings. This time saxes, flutes and Arabic percussion joins in the familiar harp, fiddle and strings backdrop. The Eastern flavor and subtle jazz shades make this an album to open the perception of Celtic music far beyond the usual sources. “Down the Hill” pleasantly relaxes while “Tyrone March/Cooley’s Reel possesses an arrangement outstanding in its simplicity. Dance upon the Shore is a Celtic/New Age/Jazz crossover that bubbles with life and captures perfectly the spirit of experimentation at its kernel."
~ Rock 'N' Reel (U.K.)
Steeped in tradition yet often wed to the contemprary, few recordings span the gap of generations so gracefully... With unexpected color, rhythmic vitality and a venturesome spirit, she's managed to balance the art and accessibility, past and present, with unusual care and deftness.
~ The Washington Post
- Get Up Early (3:29)
- Breton set (5:43)
- Down the Hill (3:42)
- Tyrone March / Cooley's Reel (6:29)
- Skye Aire (3:53)
- Drummond Castle (2:53)
- Humours of Kilclogher / The Sheep Beneath the Snow (7:41)
- St. Kilda Air / Jenny Nettles / St. Kilda Reel (4:51)
- Joe Cant's / John McKeown's / Willafjord (2:44)
- Mummer's March / The Burning of the Piper's Hut (5:16)
- Sergeant Early's Dream / Hills of Ireland / Gusty's Frolics (5:09)