Kiltartan Road - Songs From The Poetry Of W. B. Yeats
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The recordings of Kiltartan Road, Joseph Sobol, & Kathy Cowan

Deep Heart's Core vol. 2
Deep Heart's Core vol. 1
Kiltartan Road Christmas
  Citternalia (Joseph Sobol)
Red Haired Man's Wife (Kathy Cowan)

Purchase In the Deep Heart's Core, Vol.2 online! In the Deep Heart's Core, Volume Two: Cast a Cold Eye,  illuminates the work of the mature mystic whose tragic intensity, spiritual breadth and mastery of language tower over 20th century poetry. Includes "Running to Paradise," "Wild Swans at Coole," "The Cat and the Moon," "The Wild Old Wicked Man," and five songs in the voice of Yeats's feminine alter ego, Crazy Jane; sixteen songs and three spoken pieces in all. This is an all-new recording of the second half of Sobol's song cycle, which received a Joseph Jefferson Citation for Outstanding Original Score in its Chicago stage debut.  Buy online now!
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Purchase In The Deep Heartís Core, Vol.1 online! In the Deep Heart's Core, Volume One: I Am of Ireland,  was originally released in 1995 and highlights the youthful genius of the "Celtic Twilight," creator of the signature poetry of the Irish Renaissance: "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," "Into the Twilight," "The Fiddler of Dooney," "Host of the Air," "Song of the Wandering Aengus," and others reflecting Yeats's passion for Ireland, for poetry, and for his elusive Beloved; twelve songs and three spoken pieces in all, along with leaping Irish dance tunes and poignant traditional airs. This is a newly expanded and re-mastered edition, which brings the entire work to its intended scope and grandeur.   Buy online now!
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Purchase A Kiltartan Road Christmas online! Joy In The Morning: A Kiltartan Road Christmas features Kiltartan Road's unique acoustic arrangements of familiar and unusual Christmas tunes, as well as original tunes and song settings of poetry from "In the Deep Heart's Core" composer Joseph Daniel Sobol. There are gorgeous vocaland instrumental performances from Kathy Cowan, Tom Orf, pianist Beth Falcone, fiddler Andrew Bird, bassist Al Ehrich, and Sobol on cittern and guitar, along with special guests including percussionist Jeff Stitely, harmonica master Howard Levy, and Chicago's virtuoso Irish musicians John Williams and Brendan McKinney.  Buy online now!
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Purchase Citternalia online! Citternalia  (Joseph Sobol): For many years on the Irish music scene, Joseph Sobol has helped to reinvent the cittern, also known as the Irish bouzouki, by bringing to it an elaborate fingerstyle technique that captures the graceful melodies, brilliant ornamentation, and driving rhythms of Irish traditional music. On "Citternalia," his first solo instrumental CD, these musical and technical breakthroughs were manifest to an international audience. Acoustic Guitar magazine declared Citternalia a "watershed project. . . dazzling speed and precision." Irish Music magazine suggested that it would inspire the commissioning of countless citterns, and said, "With the level of technique and depth of feeling on show here no wonder the cittern community is enthusing about this album." Dusty Strings Quarterly simply hailed it as "a must-have recording." Featuring magnificent supporting work from some of the finest young Irish players in America, including John Williams, Laurence Nugent, Brendan McKinney, and Paddy League, "Citternalia" has become a landmark for lovers of cittern, Irish bouzouki, fingerstyle guitar, and of those instruments' potential role in traditional Irish music.  Buy online now!
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Purchase Red Haired Man's Wife online! Red Haired Man's Wife (Kathy Cowan) Dirty Linen magazine said "Kathy has the perfect voice for traditional Irish music...(her) rich voice rings true. " The Red-Haired Man's Wife is a delightful collection of Irish folk, traditional and parlor songs featuring Kathy's voice and taste. She collaborated with many well-known Irish and otherwise musicians, including Jennifer Armstrong, Tim Britten, Liz Carroll, Sean Cleland, Kathleen Keane, Mike Kirkpatrick, Shinobu Sato, David Schrader, Collins Trier and John Williams. Songs include The Red-Haired Man's Wife; The Gallows Tree; My Buachallin Donn; and Courtin' in the Kitchen.

Kathy recorded The Red-Haired Man's Wife originally in 1990 for cassette distribution. In 2001 it was re-released in its current CD format. The album is in its 5th printing.
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