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Across the Wide Ocean

with Gawain Mathews
and special guest Cormac Gannon, bodhrán

Tracks

1. Seoladh na nGamhna

Herding of the Calves, a song in Irish Gaelic.

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2. Morrison’s Set

Jigs: The Walls of Liscarroll and then we go into Morrison’s Jig.

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3. Black is the Color

An experimental track from Lucia’s upcoming Irish album, this is a very old and much loved song, but never sung quite like this before… You’ll hear vocals, violin and even some viola.

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4. Beare Island Set

Reels: Beare Island, Drowsy Maggie, Red Haired Boy.

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5. Jug of Punch

A rendition of the traditional Irish folk song by Lucia Comnes (vocals, violin) and Gawain Mathews (guitar, mandolin), June 2009

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6. King of the Faeries Set

King of the Faeries, Toss the Feathers and Rakish Paddy. Lucia on fiddle and bodhran, Gawain on guitar.

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7. She Moved Through the Fair

An old Irish folk song, one of my all-time favorites, so sad, and so beautiful…
Lucia Comnes (vocals, violin, viola) and Gawain Mathews (guitar, engineering), July 2009.

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8. Caisleán Oir/Bobby Casey’s

Caisleán Na Nór/Bobby Casey’s Hornpipe, as recorded by Kevin Burke.

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9. Bean Phaidin

Bean Phaidin, a song in Irish Gaelic with an intro inspired by Irish singer, Lasairfhiona Ni Chonaola. Lucia on vocals and bodhran, Gawain on guitar.

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10. Black Rogue Set

Jigs: The Black Rogue, Mist on the Mountain, The Carraroe.

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11. Some Tyrant

An old favorite…

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12. A Stor Mo Chroi

Treasure of My Heart – as raw as it gets!

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Lucia Comnes: Across the Wide Ocean

Track List

1. Seoladh na nGamhna
2. Morrison’s Set
3. Black is the Color
4. Beare Island Set
5. Jug of Punch
6. King of the Faeries Set
7. She Moved Through The Fair
8. Caisleán Óir / Bobby Casey’s
9. Bean Pháidín
10. Black Rogue Set
11. Some Tyrant
12. A Stór Mo Chroí

Total time: 42:18

Copyright © & P 2009 Lucia Comnes. All rights reserved.
File under Celtic / Irish / Folk

CD Liner Notes

Lucia Comnes, voice, violin, viola, bodhrán
with Gawain Mathews, guitar, mandolin, percussion
and with special guest Cormac Gannon, bodhrán on tracks 2, 4, & 10 (cormacg@comcast.net)

All songs traditional, except intro to track 9 composed by Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola

Produced by Lucia Comnes
luciacomnes.com

Recorded, edited and mixed by Gawain Mathews, San Pablo, California
gawainmathews@gmail.com

Mastered by Justin Weis, Trakworx
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Photography by Tamarind Free Jones
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Design by Lily Storm
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Sincere thanks to Loïc LeGland and Tolga Urhan for support and assistance, and to Eilís Ní Shúilleabháin, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Máire Ní Chéileachair, John Pedersen, Martin Hayes, Kevin Burke, and Oisín MacDiarmada, for teaching and inspiring me.

Lyrics (coming soon)


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