Celtic Cross CD

Celtic Cross

In this recording, the guitar work of Richard Searles is applied to traditional music of the Celtic world: Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, and Galicia. The distinctive music from each of these traditionally Gaelic-speaking peoples has been reinterpreted to provide new insight into Celtic music, while remaining faithful to its sources. The sounds of Classical Guitar join with those of Recorder, Hurdy Gurdy, Concertina, Harpsichord, Percussion, and other instruments on an imaginative journey into the heart of the Gaels.

Track List

  1. Cabalgata  
    trad. Galician
  2. A Thousand Curses On Love  
    trad. Scottish
  3. Wet Is The Night  
    trad. Scottish
  4. Abercairney House  
    Neil Gow
  5. An Dro  
    trad. Breton
  6. My Dark Haired Maid From Cornaig  
    trad. Scottish
  7. Rondes  
    trad. Breton
  8. Sir Festus Burke  
    Turlough O'Carolan
  9. Laridé A Huit Temps  
    trad. Breton
  10. The White Houses of Sheildaig  
    trad. Scottish
  11. The Bedding of the Bride  
    trad. Scottish
  12. Laridé A Six Temps  
    trad. Breton
  13. Clanranald  
    trad. Scottish
  14. The Fyket  
    trad. Scottish
  15. An Occasional Song  
    trad. Welsh
  16. Galician Dance  
    trad. Galician
  17. The Haggis  
    trad. Scottish
  18. No Surrender  
    trad. Irish
  19. Tavern On The Moor  
    trad. Welsh

All arrangements by Richard Searles

Richard Searles: Guitars
Charles Zukovsky: Recorders
Laura Stone:   Oboe
Patricia Mabee: Harpsichord
Ron Wagner:   Percussion
Curtis Berak:   Hurdy Gurdy
Mark Born:   Concertina
Tal Herzberg:   Acoustic Bass
David Stenske: 1st Violin
Ed Persi: 2nd Violin
Matt Funes: Viola
Steve Velez: Cello
John Searles: Art Direction
Rose Guilbert: Celtic Embroidery