Kelterán: The Band o’ Shearers

Kelterán - the band o' shearers - cover

  1. The Band o’ Shearers  / Straereel* (*M. Giaccaria - edited by Jolnoir) 5.12
    SP: guitars, mandolin - MG: violin, flutes, mandola - Ciarán: vocal - Joe: bodhráns - Maria Luisa: piano.
  2. The Connaghtman’s Ramble / Hag at the Churn (jigs) 2.55
    SP: lead & rhythm guitars, mandolin - MG: violin, tin whistle,Alabaster flute, mandola - Joe: bodhrán.
  3. 3.Pretty Girl Milking a Cow (air) 2.30
    SP: guitar - MG: Alabaster flute.
  4. 4. She Moved trough the Fair (song) 2.14
    Ciarán: vocal.
  5. 5. The South Wind / Brian Boru’s March (air / march) 4.30
    SP: classical & acoustic guitars - MG: violins & flutes - Joe:bodhrán.
  6. 6. Chief O’Neill’s Favourite / The King of the Fairies (hornpipes) 3.56
    SP: lead guitar - MG: violins, bouzouki - Joe: bodhrán - Bruno: accordion.
  7. 7. Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go (song) 4.17
    SP: classical guitar - Ciarán: vocal - Maria Luisa: grand piano.
  8. 8. Peggy Ryan’s Fancy / The Ballydesmond Polka / Bill Sullivan’s (polkas) 3.11
    SP: mandolin - MG: violins & whistles - Joe: bodhrán - Bruno: accordion.
  9. 9. The Rakes of Kildare / The Tenpenny Bit / The Cliffs of Moher (jigs) 3.26
    SP: guitar & mandolin - MG: violin, low & tin whistles - Joe: bodhrán.

Sergio Pugnalin - acoustic and classical guitars, mandolin.
Marco Giaccaria - violin, whistles, Alabaster flute, flute, mandola and bouzouki.

Featuring:

Joe Quinn - bodhrán ~ Ciarán Ward - vocal ~
Bruno Pantano - accordion ~ Maria Luisa Martina - piano

Recorded between 1999 and 2001, mixed and edited by Marco Giaccaria (02/2002).

Produced by Kelterán for Musica Mancina.

All compositions are traditional - "Straereel" composed by M. Giaccaria and edited by Jolnoir.

Arrangements by Sergio Pugnalin and Marco Giaccaria.

"Kelterán riprende, con rinnovata energia e nuove idee portate da Sergio Pugnalin, un percorso musicale che si era interrotto un paio di anni fa: mi riferisco allo scioglimento definitivo del gruppo Eire Nua. In questo lavoro ci sono alcune tracce lasciate dal mio precedente lavoro con gli Eire Nua e con alcuni dei suoi componenti. Ringrazio Ciarán, Joe, Maria Luisa ed anche Bruno (da Sharadì) per aver ancora voluto, dopo quasi 17 anni, riprovarci di nuovo."

Marco Giaccaria

Many thanks to: Uncle Ennio for the mandolin and Giorgio Pecchioni for his hand-made Alabaster flute (www.alabastrosonoro.com).