All-instrumental album by Ceoltoiri featuring the Celtic harp, hammered dulcimer, fiddle, guitar and concertina. Music from the Celtic lands including: Ireland and Scotland. Ceoltoiri weaves a rich and varied tapestry of textures and sounds. Hear Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes and slow airs, a Scottish reel and strathspey, Swedish polskas, Coilsfield House/Jig of Slurs, and Knit the Pocky, a reel from the Bremner Collection (1757). (50:02 minutes)
"Beautiful duo arrangements, with accompanists here and there. Harpist Sue Richards's greatest strength is her command of Scottish traditional music. Karen Ashbrook's sprightly hammered dulcimer playing is an excellent complement to Richards's harp. Even the cover art is cool."
- Steve Winick
"The Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer ring and mingle with the delicacy of hand-sewn lace!"
- The Washington Post
"Bright, delicate, meditative in their precision...Ceoltoiri transcends traditional boundaries."
- Dulcimer Player News
- Marguis of Huntley (3:06)
- Maivalsurin / Polskas (6:48)
- Scotch Cap / Glenlivit (2:00)
- Nita's Rambles / McHogh's / The Legacy (3:20)
- Mairi Bhan Og (1:40)
- Tullochgorum/MurdoMacKenzie or Torriedon (3:47)
- The Irish Reel Set (3:05)
- Coilsfield House / Jig of Slurs (4:07)
- Chanter / La Rotta (3:46)
- Pease Bridge / Knit the Pocky (2:34)
- An tSean Bhean Bhocht (5:11)
- The New Land (3:30)
- The Orange and Blue (2:25)
- Etude / Mary O'Neill (3:20)
Additional musicians: David Kornblum (guitar); Dan Blum (guitar, bouzouki); Wendy Morrison (concertina); Myron Bretholz (bodhran).
Ceoltoiri: Sue Richards (Celtic harp); Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer), Connie McKenna - guitar (1,12), Dan Blum - Bouzouki, guitar (7)Myron Bretholz - Bodhran (4)David Kornblum - guitar (11)Wendy Morrison - Concertina (11)