Weaving the Wind Music from Newfoundland performed on Celtic Harp Ed Kavanagh
1. Jerry’s Planxty
2. The Cliffs of Baccalieu
3. The Green Shores of Fogo
4. The Banks of Newfoundland
5. Therese’s Planxty
6. Johnny’s Waltz
7. The Foggy Dew
8. Valerie’s Planxty
9. The Waltz in the House
10. Planxty Beatrix
11. She’s Like the Swallow
12. Weaving the Wind
13. Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary’s
14. Bright Phoebe/The Maid of Newfoundland
15. Le Velours dans le Vent
16. Brave Marin
17. Memory Waltz
18. Kerry Polka/Paddy’s Jig
WEAVING THE WIND
Music from Newfoundland Performed on Celtic Harp
Ed Kavanagh is widely known as the author of the award-winning novel The Confessions of Nipper Mooney and as creator of the much-loved Amanda Greenleaf series of children’s books. But Kavanagh, who studied music at Carleton University in Ottawa, is also a composer and performer on Celtic harp.
His new 18-track CD Weaving the Wind features one of the world's most ancient and beautiful instruments performing exquisite melodies from the island of Newfoundland.
Along with old favourites like "Let Me Fish Off Cape St. Mary's" and "The Cliffs of Baccalieu," the newly-released CD features more recent tunes by Newfoundland composers Emile Benoit, Rufus Guinchard, and Dave Panting, plus five original pieces by Ed.
Joining him on the recording are some of the province’’s finest musicians: producer Dan Rubin on violin, viola, bouzouki, guitar and mandolin; Christina Smith on cello; Gerry Strong on wooden flute and whistle; Dave Panting on guitar, mandobass and mandolin; Fergus O'Byrne on bodhran; Rick Hollett on accordion and flute; Rob Brown on uilleann pipes; and Michelle Brophy on wooden flute. The result is a recording with surprising textures, stunning countermelodies, and subtle arrangements that will soothe and surprise the listener.
Produced by Dan Rubin and Ed Kavanagh, this is the first Celtic harp album devoted entirely to music from Newfoundland.