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Majesty and Magic
NEW! On his ninth solo CD, internationally acclaimed guitarist Robin Bullock explores the music of three great composers: the legendary blind Irish bard Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738), the premier lute virtuoso of Renaissance England, John Dowland (1563-1630), and the master himself, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Robin's exquisite solo interpretations of the timeless works of Bach, Dowland and Carolan carry the steel-string guitar to new, otherworldly heights.
Christmas Eve is Here
Robin's second Christmas CD combines soulful guitar solos and duets with spirited cittern and mandolin romps, on holiday carols, hymns and dance tunes spanning over 700 years. Includes "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" (featured on National Public Radio), "O Holy Night," "In the Bleak Midwinter" and many more timeless winter classics, interpreted as only Robin can. "Wonderful recording...the very essence of what this music is about." - Tom Paxton
INDIE Award winner Robin Bullock explores the rich musical traditions of
Ireland and Scotland (with side trips to Brittany, Asturias and Baroque-era
France), masterfully interpreting timeless airs, dances and harp tunes on solo
and duo guitar. Featuring exquisite duets with five of the world's leading
acoustic guitarists - Windham Hill pioneer and Grammy nominee Alex de Grassi,
Grammy winner Al Petteway, Irish powerhouse and original Solas member John
Doyle, Scottish guitar legend Tony McManus and Robin's longtime duo partner
Steve Baughman – Rosewood Castle is a true milestone in the art of Celtic
For his sixth solo recording, virtuoso
multi-instrumentalist Robin Bullock takes a direct approach, casting
his spell over the listener with introspective solo performances and
stripped-down acoustic ensemble arrangements. The ageless music of
the Celtic lands and Appalachia, together with some of Robin's most
inspired compositions, create a world of enchantment indeed.
Includes concert favorites "First Light in the Mountains,"
"Shenandoah," and Robin's thunderous mandolin tour-de-force
Guitar For Christmas
A six-string Yuletide
solo guitar settings of carols and hymns spanning over
600 years. The CD follows the rhythm of that most
magical of days, from the glory of Christmas morning
to the last log on the fire on Christmas night.
Includes such favorites as "What Child is This," "Deck
the Halls," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," and Robin's
show stopping solo guitar rendition of "Carol of the
"Robin Bullock's A Guitar for Christmas is beautiful
all the way around...the arrangements and medleys, his
great playing, and the concept of the sequence from
daybreak to night." George Winston
The debut recording of the transatlantic Irish duo of
American multi-instrumentalist Robin Bullock and Parisian flute and
whistle player Michel Sikiotakis, France's first All-Ireland whistle
champion (whose virtuoso flight on "The Whistling Postman"
must be heard to be believed). Pure drop Irish airs, jigs, reels and
hornpipes lovingly rendered by two masters of the craft.
"Four stars - Highly recommended" - All Music
Robin teams up with California fingerstylist Steve Baughman,
"one of the best Celtic fingerstylists in the country"
(Dirty Linen Magazine), for treasures from the Irish, Welsh and
Breton musical traditions, as well as five compositions of Ireland's
legendary harper Turlough O'Carolan, all brought to life by the rich
and soulful sound of two acoustic guitars.
NAMED ONE OF THE TOP TEN
CDS OF 2003 BY ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE!
"Sheds new light on O'Carolan's enchanting melodies and
on the long history of Celtic music they inspired...Though Baughman
and Bullock obviously arranged the precise harmonies on these
instrumental pieces, their playing is so relaxed that you don't even
notice the work that went into them." The Washington
"A treat deserving of an encore...or three or five.
WARNING: guaranteed to lower your blood pressure. Other side effects
may include uncontrollable smiling or blissful humming."
The Lightning Field, the fourth solo CD from
multi-instrumentalist Robin Bullock, is a uniquely beautiful
Celtic-American journey. Traditional airs and dance tunes of
Ireland, Scotland and America combine with Robin's visionary,
tradition-inspired original compositions for an unparalleled
listening experience. Riverdance star fiddler Liz Knowles adds
her fiery fiddling to Robin's magic on guitars, cittern, mandolin,
piano and bass guitar.
"Celtic flatpicking hero...in a
spectacular display of virtuosity and
musicianship." - Folk Roots
A trio CD with mandolin greats Butch Baldassari and John
Reischman, ranging from old-time, bluegrass and Celtic dance tunes
to Latin and swing. A brilliant display of string virtuosity, with
an unmistakable sense of fun.
"A truly exceptional
record...mandolin-based ensemble playing at its best, filled
with grace and charm and warmth and insight. I can't think of an
instrumental CD I've enjoyed more recently." - Bluegrass
Earth & Sky
Winner of the 1998 Washington Area Music Association WAMMIE
Award for Folk/Traditional Recording of the Year, this masterful CD
blends melodies from Ireland, Scotland and Brittany with Robin's
powerful and haunting original compositions. Guest artists include
All-Ireland champions Joanie Madden and John Whelan, dobro legend
Mike Auldridge, Bruce Hornsby reedman Bobby Read and West African
percussionist Laryea Addy.
"A breathtaking collection...extraordinary command of
timbre and dynamics...a remarkable work from a deep player."
- Guitar Player
"Pure beauty." - Inside Borders
A celebration of Celtic roots and the wild American spirit,
featuring Robin on nine different instruments, with guest
appearances by Scottish harp champion Sue Richards, Helicon's wooden
flute innovator Chris Norman, and percussionists Steve Bloom and
"A truly lovely combination of thoughtful tune selection,
attention to tradition and just plain great playing...A great
listen, no matter what the weather." - Sing Out!
"A glowing acoustic-music feast." - Baltimore
Robin's 1993 solo debut features the traditional music of Ireland
and Scotland arranged for cittern and guitar. Robin creates a warm,
intimate mood by performing all the instrumental parts (cittern,
guitars, bass guitar and fiddle) on his own.
"It is without hesitation that I recommend this slick
performance of a delightful programme." - Classical Guitar,
"A unique collection of tunes for strings, given
uncommonly rich arrangements." - Dirty Linen
appears on the following CDs:
Winter Solstice with Helicon
Greenfire: A Celtic String Ensemble
Journey to the Heartland
McLaughlin: Crystal Shoe
Come to Dance
Flirting with the Edge
Celtic Treasure II
The Beauty of the North
Man with the Wooden Flute
Washington Pipe Band: Scottish Rant
Joyce and Emma
Beaton: Off the Beaton Track
Women’s Choir: A Celtic Journey
Dance Upon the Shore
Mist and Stone
Sounds of the Season
Sounds of the Season II
Moscatiello: Second Avenue
Innocent When You Dream
artists: Carolan’s Gift
Best of the Kamp Kaufman Concert Series, Volumes 1, 2, 4 and 5
Celtic Festival 1996 Live at Oatlands
Maggie’s Music Samplers 1 and 2