Drifting like the wind at early dawn sets the mood with Celtic and new music in an innovative and evocative fusion of sound and textures featuring hammered dulcimer, guitar, cittern, mandolin, woodwinds, keyboards, accordion, bodhrán, djembe, cajón.
How does Maggie Sansone deliver on her latest album’s promise of “celtic grooves, mystic moods”? Swiftly, elegantly, soulfully...Sansone sets into motion nimbly woven instrumentals – some ancient, some original, each charming in its own way... She draws inspiration from Celtic sources, assembling jigs, reels, step dances and ballads that are invigorating and entrancing by turns. Her bandmates – Al Petteway, Robin Bullock, Bobby Read and Matthew Bell – are wonderfully adept at enhancing the melodies and providing the rhythmic accents and propulsion.
~ Mike Joyce, The Washington Post
Sansone easily fuses the best of past and present musical styles into an adventuresome outing that is lovely as it is stirring.
~ The Washington Post.
In Sansone's hands, the hammered dulcimer not only dances, it swings.
~ Irish Tradition
A rich and intoxicating blend of contemporary instrumental rhythms and traditional Celtic styling.
~ Jam Magazine
A fusion of sounds that transcend cultures and genres and bring us back and beyond... just open your heart to it.
~ Fiona Ritchie, NPR host of The Thistle & Shamrock
Maggie Sansone ~ hammered dulcimer, classical guitar (tr. 6-Bourrée, 9)
Al Petteway ~ guitar
Robin Bullock ~ cittern, mandolin
Bobby Read ~ flute, alto flute, Irish wooden flute, pennywhistle, clarinet, bass clarinet, accordion, keyboards
Matthew Bell ~ bodhran, djembe (tr. 6, 7), cahon (tr.5)
Produced by Bobby Read. All tunes traditional , except where indicated.
- North Sea Crossing Maggie Sansone 1:56
- Slippin' Jigs Set Maggie Sansone 2:23
- Willie's Old Trousers & The Tartan Maggie Sansone 2:05
- Lilting Banshee Set Maggie Sansone 2:47
- Evening Chai Maggie Sansone 1:26
- Breton Suite Maggie Sansone 2:45
- Motetto Blue Maggie Sansone 1:25
- Wind Drift Maggie Sansone 1:38
- Early Dawn Maggie Sansone 1:34