Celtic Music
Latest News

Soprano and Baritone Mountain Dulcimer Duet Class

Workshop at upcoming Ohio Valley Gathering
March 15, 2014
1 pm
Hilton Hotel
Lexington KY 

Read More


Beginning Dulcimer Class (DAD)

Eight weeks of one hour classes at the Music And Arts Center of Cultural Learning in Elizabethtown KY.
5:00-6:00 pm Tuesday 
Ongoing 

Read More




Follow Me Twitter YouTube Facebook
KY Arts Council

Celtic Passages CD/DVD

Celtic Passages CD/DVD

When Chattering Magpies decided it was time to start consideration for their first duo recording, fate connected them with videographer Dan Boone, who found the airy, celestial sounds of the Irish flute and harp, and the rhythmic combination of the whistle and mountain dulcimer a perfect match for his beautiful video collection of nature scenes, from waterfalls to icicles, shot from various locations across the state of Kentucky. This collaboration culminated in "CELTIC PASSAGES," a unique Celtic audio CD recording and relaxation DVD that treats the viewer to a sensory journey of all seasons. With backgrounds in music therapy, Lorinda and Greta are taking this product not only to Celtic music fans, but also to individuals and hospitals, and other places of healing in their ongoing efforts to use music as a catalyst for health and wellness. In addition, based on their own familial experience, they are donating a portion of each sale to colon and ovarian cancer awareness and prevention funding.

  1. Rose In The Heather/Tar Road To Sligo/Tripping Up The Stairs
  2. Battle Of Aughrim/Pretty Little Dog
  3. All The Way To Galway/Crucaharan Cross
  4. The Butterfly/Swallowtail Jig
  5. Bridget Cruise
  6. Chanter's Tune/Gunn Lament
  7. Cameron Highlander/Boys of Bluehill/Sean Ryan/Peg Ryan
  8. Easter Snow
  9. Pay The Reckoning/Munster Buttermilk/Munster Bacon
  10. Pretty Maid Milking Her Cow
  11. Maid of Feakle/Chattering Magpies
  12. The Morning Thrush
  13. Carolan's Concerto
  14. Last Pint
  15. Arran Boat Song
$20.00

Also Available On

Available on CD Baby eldery

Another Winter Feast

Another Winter Feast

Listen to harp, fiddle, guitar, recorders, cello, and mandolin playing beautiful Renaissance Christmas tunes. This is a recording that will not be like any other recording in your Christmas collection. Go back in time to the first celebrations of Christmas!

  1. Here We Come A-Wassailing
  2. To Drive the Cold Winter Away
  3. Holly and the Ivy
  4. Shepherd, Awake
  5. Fum, Fum, Fum
  6. Pat a Pan
  7. Wexford Carol
  8. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
  9. Deck the Halls
  10. Whence Comes This Rush of Wings?
  11. Masters in This Hall
  12. Sussex Mummers Carol
$15.00

Also Available On

Available on CD Baby

Acoustic Accord

Acoustic Accord

A wonderful mix of old time tunes from America and British Isles.Contains some beautiful mountain dulcimer and guitar duets, old-time vocals, pretty harp tunes, and some good old time fiddlin' around. Something for everyone!

  1. Sonny's Mazurka 2:33
  2. Inisheer by Thomas Walsh* 2:42
  3. I Am A Pilgrim 2:49
  4. The Butterfly 3:20
  5. Just A Closer Walk With Thee 2:16
  6. Blue Moon of Kentucky by Bill Monroe* 2:43
  7. The Water Is Wide 2:29
  8. Living In The Country by Pete Seeger* 2:30
  9. Wayfaring Stranger/Shady Grove/Cluck Old Hen 3:50
  10. Jubilee 2:42
  11. Give Me Your Hand by O'Caithin 2:41
  12. Battle of the Somme/Iron Man 3:02
  13. Beaumont Rag 3:21
  14. Mr. & Mrs. MacLean of Snaigowby Dougie MacLean *3:46
  15. Gypsy Rover 3:57
  16. Home Sweet Home by Sir Henry Bishop 2:35
  17. Blind Mary by Turlough O'Carolan 3:08
  18. Happy Trails by Dale Evans* 2:34
$15.00

Also Available On

Available on iTunes Available on CD Baby

No Shadows

No Shadows

If you are looking for a great mountain dulcimer recording, featured both as solo, as well as in ensemble with guitar, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, and whistle, and in varying voices of the dulcimer, this CD is for you!

  1. There is a Fountain MP3
  2. Turkey In the Straw MP3
  3. Holy Manna
  4. Harvest Home MP3
  5. Farewell to Whiskey/George Brabazon
  6. Wayfaring Stranger/Shady Grove/Cluck Old Hen
  7. Lonesome Valley
  8. Hewlett
  9. Dawning of the Day/Minstrel Boy
  10. Barlowe Knife
  11. The Girl I Left Behind
  12. Bound for the Promised Land
  13. Off She Goes
  14. The Old Spinning Wheel MP3
  15. How Firm A Foundation/There Is a Balm In Gilead
  16. The Last Rose of Summer
$15.00

Also Available On

Available on CD Baby

Cottages & Castles

Cottages & Castles

All Irish and Scottish selections performed on harp, mountain and hammered dulcimers, violin, cello, guitar, flute, oboe, and whistle, in an easy listening, Celtic style setting.

  1. Flowers of Edinburgh
  2. Rights of Man
  3. Morning Has Broken MP3
  4. Bobby Casey's Hornpipe
  5. Down the Tannoch Road/Lassie O'Dunce
  6. Catherine Tyrell MP3
  7. Jacky Tar/Old Mains of Galway/Morpeth Rant
  8. Irish Lamentation
  9. Wicklow's Hornpipe
  10. After You MP3
  11. Dark Isle
  12. Swallowtail Jig/Shandon Bells/Larry O'Gall MP3
  13. Roslin Castle
  14. Be Thou My Vision
  15. Over the Waterfall MP3
  16. Mrs. Helen Robertson/Shepherds Wife
  17. Captain O'Kane
  18. Campbell's Farewell
$15.00

Also Available On

Available on CD Baby

A Midwinter's Feast

A Midwinter's Feast

A seasonal best seller and voted #1 Christmas CD from the Kentucky Artisan Center, this Christmas collection is fresh and easy listening with harp, mountain and hammered dulcimers, violin, cello, piano, guitar, oboe, flute and whistle. Traditional, and some not so traditional Christmas tunes in a style that's not quite Irish, classical, Americana, or bluegrass, but a combination of all!

  1. Angels We Have Heard On High
  2. Good King Wenceslas
  3. In The Bleak Midwinter
  4. Greensleesves/Brian Boru's March
  5. Coventry Carol
  6. Un Flambeau Jeanette Isabel/I Saw Three Ships
  7. Dona Nobis Pacem
  8. Away In A Manger
  9. We Three Kings Of Orient Are
  10. Ash Grove
  11. Still, Still, Still
  12. Joy To The World
  13. Gloucestershire Wassail
  14. Go Tell It On The Mountain
  15. O Holy Night
  16. Silent Night
$15.00

Also Available On

Available on CD Baby

Night Cap

Night Cap

Lorinda's debut recording, and a favorite for many! A great variety of instruments that keeps the listeners tuned in from beginning to end. A Celtic/Bluegrass/American Roots style from the harp, mountain and hammered duclimers, oboe, english horn, whistle, autoharp, bowed psaltery, recorders, flute, piano, mandolin, flute, bodhran, bass, and guitars!

  1. Hush Little Baby/All Through The Night
  2. Carolan's Ramble to Cashel
  3. Traumerie
  4. Wild Mountain Thyme MP3
  5. Niel Gow's Lament On the Death of His Second Wife
  6. My Wild Irish Rose
  7. Carolan's Draught
  8. Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine
  9. Road to Lisdoonvarna
  10. Simple Gifts
  11. Southwind/Tell Me Ma
  12. Annie Laurie
  13. Carolan's Quarrel With the Landlady
  14. Rock-A-Bye Baby/Cradle Song
  15. Down by the Sally Gardens
  16. My Own House Waltz
  17. Blind Mary
  18. Planxty Pati O'Jig
  19. O'Danny Boy
$15.00

Also Available On

Available on CD Baby

Lullabies companion CD

Lullabies companion CD

Lullabies and Other Lilting Melodies is a compilation of tunes designed to "soothe the savage breast." All are arranged for the mountain dulcimer in 1-5-8 (Mixolydian tuning). Along with the tablature notation, traditional music notation indicates the melody, suggested chords, and lyrics for many of the songs. An intermediate player should feel comfortable with the music as the songs are indicated for both strumming and some finger picking patterns, and do utilize chords on all 3 strings. The CD recording is very helpful to understand rhythms and expression.

$6.95

Celtic Harper

Celtic Harper

  1. Coilsfield House/Carrickfergus
  2. The Fallen Chief/Hector (MacDonald) the Hero
  3. All Things Bright and Beautiful MP3
  4. Breton Circle
  5. How Can I Keep From Singing?
  6. Sheebeg and Sheemore
  7. Planxty George Brabazon MP3
  8. Mary, Young, and Fair; Juice O'Barley
  9. Rory Dall's Port
  10. Garry Owen MP3
  11. Coleman's March/Schottische
  12. O'Donnell's Hornpipe/Off To California
  13. Lady Atherny/Fanny Power
  14. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  15. Parting Glass/Eleanor Plunkett
$15.00

available only as download

Available on CD Baby