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ST. PATRICK'S DAY IN THE MORNING

Music of Irish Inspiration

Mitzie Collins: hammered dulcimer; Roxanne Ziegler: Celtic harp, wire-strung harp, pedal harp

Eric Rounds: fiddle; Glennda Dove: flute; Marcia Robeson: recorder.

instrumental (time 51 minutes)

compact disc $15 • tape $5

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TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC

William Sullivan, button accordion, Mitzie Collins, hammered dulcimer and piano

instrumental (time 70 minutes)

compact disc $10

TUNE BOOK - $5 • CD & book together - $12

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  Scotland the Brave

 
ST. PATRICK'S DAY IN THE MORNING. The full sweep of Irish history shines through the music of the Emerald Isles on this album. The entwined sounds of harp and dulcimer on the poignant slow airs and the irresistibly danceable jigs, reels and hornpipes arouse memories and pride in the heart of the Irish listener With this recording Mitzie Collins, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, celebrates her Irish heritage; her great-grandfather Dennis Collins emigrated from County Cork as a young man. Her deep affection for Irish music has grown as she has specialized in music for the hammered dulcimer and has become one of America's virtuosos on that instrument. CONTENTS / REVIEWS. TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC. In the town of Clifden, County Galway, the ancient folk traditions of Ireland were very much alive during the boyhood of William F. Sullivan. Born in 1909, he grew up immersed in the folk music and culture which pervade.that land. When he emigrated to New York City in 1927, he brought with him his love of Irish music. Galway native William Sullivan arrived in New York in 1927 and played regularly with popular musicians and friends such as the Sligo Fiddlers Michael Coleman, Lad O'Beirne, Peter Conlan, Martin Malone, and his maternal uncle Joe Lamont He has no formal training, but sat in on sessions with legendary musicians like Larry Redican, Louis Quinn and Pete Conlon and developed a rich personal style of ornamentation and an impeccable ear for tunes. Originally released on cassette, 4 additional selections of solo accordion playing have been added to the CD.. . This hour-long cassette - his only commercial recording - contains 35 tunes played with the driving rhythms and unbounded energy of a traditional Irish evening. Our sadness at Sullivan's sudden death in August of 1989 is tempered by our happy memories of his never flagging enthusiasm for dance tunes, his bemused acceptance of his late-in-life recognition, and his genuine joy in sharing his music. CONTENTS / REVIEWS.

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