Piper's Crow

"This release is the premiere album from Piper's Crow, a quartet that specializes in traditional material (plus sympathetic originals) from the breadth of the Celtic realm, stretching from Scotland and Ireland to Galicia and Cape Breton Island. The band's eponymous CD is a gorgeous collection of rich, haunting melodies, exhilarating jigs and reels played with rippling zeal, and songs featuring Laura MacKenzie's exquisite voice. Much of Piper's Crow's charm is derived from the sparkling interplay between the musicians, especially the exotic bagpipes and assorted wind instruments deftly wielded by MacKenzie and master piper Dick Hensold, while Zack Kline's fiddle weaves devilishly amongst them and Karen Mueller helps drive the entire business on guitar and bouzouki. This is wonderful stuff that's musically provocative while rarely failing to elicit a smile or an urge to bound about the room." -- City Pages

Track List:
1.  Maria Gow's Molasses Biscuits/Walter Street/Maid of Argyle
2.  The Kirk O' Birne Bouzle/Jenny's Chickens
3.   MacKenzie's Misfortune
4.   The Reel of Stumpie
5.   My Cape Breton Home
6.   Galician March/Muneira
7.   Evidence of Flora
8.   Strings of Pearl/42nd Ave
9.   Mormond Braes/The Butcher's Jig
10. Neil Gow's Lament for the Death of His Second Wife/All the Night I Lay With Jockey/The Piper's Maggot
11. Thrush in the Straw/Gables Motel Jig/Highlander's Jigs
12. The Fertile Fields of Peebles

Listen to sample selections below.


 
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