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Starry Starry

Celestial Music from the Heart - Karen Ashbrook

A Fantasia of American, Celtic, Asian and classical lullabies on solo hammered dulcimer

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This CD is the perfect gift for:

  • Parents with young children and babies
  • Yoga & Tai Chi Teachers
  • Massage therapists
  • Acupuncturists and Alternative Medicine Practitioners (Reiki, Polarity Therapy, Reflexologists, etc)
  • Meditation Groups - participants and leaders
  • Hospice - volunteers, employees and patients
  • Veterans and their families
  • Everybody to relax, for a quiet end to their day or a gentle way to wake up!

$14

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KAPO in Concert

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KA·PO in Concert

Old & New Traditional Music from In and Around Belgium (and Ireland!) on harp guitar, hammered dulcimer, accordion & wooden flute. KA/PO brings driving dance tunes, whimsical songs, haunting airs and more direct from a 2013 concert in to your music player!

"Karen Ashbrook and Paul Oorts are two of the busiest musicians on the planet.

Karen and Paul's newest recording, recorded at a European-themed concert for the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, is the first to focus entirely on their duet arrangements. The tunes range from sprightly, playful and mischievous to introspective, contemplative and comic, all showcasing their incredible virtuosity and their complete mastery of the many facets of European dance music. This is music that will have you wondering how in the world they find this stuff even as your foot is tapping insistently. I don't know a branle from a bourée, but I recognize great music when I hear it! "...

Neal Walters for Dulcimer Players News
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$14

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Spring Will Come

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Spring Will Come - Celebrating 30 Years of Playing Hammered Dulcimer

Featuring Belgian, Celtic, French & Jewish traditional music from a live concert celebrating thirty years of America's premier player of the hammered dulcimer. Hear the excitement and energy as Karen Ashbrook brings together musicians extraordinaire on Celtic harp, vocals, cittern, harp guitar & percussion. Includes Boys of Bedlam and Paul Oorts playing accordion and singing the lusty French buskers' song "Accordéon."

"It was a pleasure to hear these musicians’ sweet set of songs characterized by vigor, freshness and clarity. Tempos attach right to the grooves, and renditions never sound rushed. They allow the audience to connect and relish in the moment...

Ashbrook also knows how to make the dulcimer particularly gleaming and sweet sounding with such techniques as plucking or dampening the strings when appropriate. Her flute and whistle-playing are buoyant and lyrical...

Overall, Spring Will Come is a lumionous album full of both wanderlust and panache."

Joe Ross, Roseburg, OR
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$10

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Celtic Cafe

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Celtic Cafe

Irish, French and Flemish instrumental music from the cultural crossroads of Europe. Features Karen Ashbrook and Paul Oorts. They perform on hammered dulcimer, wooden flute and pennywhistle; harp-guitar, classical and steel stringed guitars, mandolin, musette accordion, cittern, tenor banjo and with a wide and diverse range of guests on fiddle, uilleann pipes, woodwinds and soprano sax , French horn, bass, piano, and percussion.

$14

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Hills of Erin

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Hills of Erin

A sweeping sonic travelogue of Ireland featuring Karen Ashbrook on hammered dulcimer, Irish flute and pennywhistle and with special guests: David Scheim on piano, Bobby Read on woodwinds and percussion, Sue Richards on Celtic harp, Connie McKenna on guitar, Carolyn Surrick on viola da gamba and Myron Bretholz on bodhran. Music Includes: Bank of Red Roses, Reaping the Rye, Connaughtman's Rambles, hornpipes, airs, The Osprey by Scottish musician and composer Dougie MacLean, and a prelude by J.S. Bach.

 

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CD/book set - $25

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Karen & Irish band Ceoltoiri:


Knock on the Door

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Knock on the Door

Featuring Karen Ashbrook on Hammered dulcimer, Irish flute, pennywhistle and with some of the best Celtic musicians in the USA. Go straight to the heart of an Irish session with jigs, reels, airs and Breton dances performed on hammered dulcimer and Irish flute. Karen is joined by Celtic superstars: All-Ireland fiddle champion Brendan Mulvihill on fiddle, Grammy-nominated Chris Norman on wooden flute and four-time Scottish harp champion Sue Richards on Celtic harp; also David Kornblum on bouzouki, guitar and fiddle; Dan Blum on guitar, Wendy Morrison on concertina and Myron Bretholz on bodhran.

$14

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Women of Ireland

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Women of Ireland

The mystical legends and lore of Celtic women, with haunting Irish Gaelic songs and instrumentals on Irish flute and whistle, Celtic harp, guitar, Hammered dulcimer, uilleann pipes, Irish button accordion, sax, flute, clarinet, fretless bass, piano, and percussion. This CD includes the pure Gaelic singing of award-winning Irish-American vocalist Connie McKenna, two National Celtic harp champions, Sue Richards and Carol Rose Duane, Hammered dulcimer and Irish flute player, Karen Ashbrook, and with Celtic superstar on the Irish button accordion Billy McComiskey as well as other guests on uillean pipes, and woodwinds.

$14

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Celtic Lace

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Celtic Lace

All-instrumental album by Ceoltoiri featuring the 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)

$14

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Silver Apples of the Moon

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Silver Apples of the Moon

Features Irish singer, Connie McKenna. Like the Chieftains, the Irish Band, Ceoltoiri presents and ensemble style of performance that includes driving jigs and reels, and an exciting mix of traditional and contemporary sounds. Hear Irish lament Rockin' the Cradle, a Scandinavian polska set, tunes by O'Carolan and a W.B. Yeat's Song from the poem Song of the Wandering Aengus, set to a Scottish air. Pronounced "kul-tory," Ceoltoiri means musicians " in Irish Gaelic. (54:50 minutes)

$14

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Samplers


Carolan's Gift

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Carolan's Gift

Irish harpers were celebrated in myths and legends as the sound of Ireland. The most famous was Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738) who traveled the Irish countryside, composing over 200 melodies that blend traditional Irish folk music with the style of his contemporaries Vivaldi and Corelli. Honored with the title “Chief Musician of Ireland,” he left his music as a gift to the world--elegant baroque style melodies, lively jigs and dreamy laments. Carolan continues to inspire musicians to this day. This recording presents Carolan’s musical gifts in a chamber music style performed on Celtic harp, Irish flute, fiddle, hammered dulcimer, viola da gamba, guitar and piano.

$14

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Celtic Mist

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Celtic Mist

Soothe your soul! This collection of ensemble instrumental music creates a peaceful and relaxing mood music drawn from the deepest well of our ancient Celtic traditions. With Celtic harp, Irish flute, cello, piano, hammered dulcimer, guitar, Scottish fiddle, Uilleann pipes and percussion. Includes: Wild Mountain Thyme with Titanic and Braveheart piper- Eric Rigler and Women of Ireland - a lush, "Enya-like" ensemble with Irish Gaelic vocals, Celtic harp and strings.

$14

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Karen with Cabaret Sauvignon


Cracks

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Cracks and Shadows

Dave Wiesler's original compositions featuring the playing of Cabaret Sauvignon!

An original symphonic suite for folk ensemble, drawing on elements of Celtic and English dance traditions

$14

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