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Robin & Steve

 

Robin Bullock - Midnight Howl  

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Robin Bullock

 

6 and 12 string guitars, cittern, mandolin, fiddle, viola, pennywhistle, piano & bass guitar.

Steve Bloom

 

Djembe, ashiko, dumbek, congas, shakere, ganza

Myron Bretholz

 

Bodhran

Chris Norman

 

Wooden flute

Sue Richards

 

Celtic Harp

  1. JOHN MACKENZIE'S FANCY notes
    Scottish pipe tune turns tribal stomp. The mandolin heard on this track was built by my North Carolina buddy, Rob Sharer. Robin — citterns, mandolin, guitar & bass, Steve — dumbek, ashiko, dfembe & shakere.
  2. AR EIRINN Nl 'NEOSFAINN CE HI
    (FOR IRELAND I'D NOT TELL HER NAME)
    notes
    My Americanized take on an Irish air. The lyrics tell of a poet's visitation by a mysterious lady. When she reveals herself to be the nation of Ireland personified, he vows to keep her secret. But then he gives it away in the title! Robin — guitar, piano & fiddle .
  3. JAYBIRD SUITE
    (Little Brown Coffin/Madame Bonaparte/Jaybird/Drink Shank) Irish hornpipe and set dance followed by two American old-time fiddle tunes. This suite features the cittern, a larger cousin of the mandolin. Robin — 12-string guitar, citterns, bass, 6-string guitar, mandolin & fiddle.
  4. SPIDER
    A composition named after an all-black bicycle I used to own. Robin — guitar.
  5. CARRICKFERGUS
    A famous Irish song of exile and longing. The town of Carrickfergus is in County Antrim in the northeast of Ireland. Robin — cittern, guitar & viola-, Sue — Celtic harp-, Chris — wooden flute.
  6. BOB AND MARGIE'S WALTZ
    For treasured friends, Bob and Margie Farmer. Robin — guitar.
  7. RASCAL'S CASTLE
    A New Age Celtic mambo (how's that for a category?). I took the name from a van I once saw on the highway. Robin — guitar & bass, Steve — ganza & congas.
  8. ASH GROVE SUITE
    (Ash Grove/Three Ravens/Morgan Megan/Planxty Tom Bombadil) The first two tunes are well known throughout Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England, and are claimed by all four nations. The third is a composition by legendary Irish harper Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). The final tune, composed as O'Carolan might have if he'd had chromatic notes available on his harp, is a planxty (tribute) to the marvelous character in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of The Rings. Robin — guitar
  9. MAHO SNAPS/PORT OF CALL/MIDNIGHT HOWL notes
    I learned the first jig from Irish piper Joe McHugh and hammered dulcimerist Barry Carroll during a wild weekend at the International Hackbrett Festival in Munich. The second is named in honor of Solomons Island, Maryland. The title of the third is self-explanatory (woof!). Robin — mandolins, citterns, piano, fiddle, guitar & bass-, Myron — bodhran.
  10. BELLE OF LEXINGTON/FORTY MILES TO LOUISVILLE
    A pair of Kentucky fiddle tunes, just for fun. My source for the second was the late Merle Watson, still one of my favorite musicians. Robin—fiddles, mandolin, guitar & bass.
  11. LOST HOLLOW LAMENT
    Lost Hollow is a private name for my secret wooded refuge. This piece is a tribute to the healing power of wild places, and a lament for their disappearance. Robin — guitar & pennywhistle

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