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Caledon Wood

by Al Petteway

Grammy Award Winning Artist, and selected as one of the "Thirty Essential Artists of the Next Generation" by Acoustic Guitar magazine . Frequently heard on National Public Radio and Ken Burns films includingNational Parks: Best Idea.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sundog
5:25 $0.99
2. Sligo Creek
3:33 $0.99
3. Rise Up My Love (Trad.irish)
2:50 $0.99
4. Funcky C,Funky Do
3:49 $0.99
5. Faire Wind
4:01 $0.99
6. Branches
3:59 $0.99
7. Caledon Wood
7:49 $0.99
8. Waltz for Rebecca
3:45 $0.99
9. Pavanne
2:53 $0.99
10. Maggie's Reel
3:48 $0.99
11. Fy to the Hills in the Morning (Trad.irish)
2:05 $0.99
12. Jock O'Hazeldean ( Trad.scottish)
3:53 $0.99
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Album Notes
Grammy Award Winning Artist, and selected as one of the "Thirty Essential Artists of the Next Generation" by Acoustic Guitar magazine . Frequently heard on National Public Radio and Ken Burns films including National Parks: Best Idea.
One of the world's finest finger style acoustic guitarists, Al is an original. His style reflects diverse influences from Celtic to Bluegrass to American blues and his flawless performances, open tunings and signature guitar tone have become a legend. Grammy Award winner and winner of over two dozen Wammie Awards including the prestigious "Artist of the Year" and "Musician of the Year,"(Washington D.C.), Al's solo albums are: The Waters & The Wild, Whispering Stones, Midsummer Moon, and Caledon Wood. He was featured on CBS-TV: Sunday Morning in a major feature with his label Maggie's Music and fellow performers in the band that recorded the acclaimed and best selling Holiday title: A Scottish Christmas with Scottish fiddler Bonnie Rideout, Maggie Sansone on hammered dulcimer, Abby Newton on cello and Eric Rigler on bagpipes. His duo albums and current touring band is with Amy White: Land of the Sky, and their holiday recording Winter Tidings. He is prominently featured with Amy White on her own solo recording: Golden Wing. Al's music is published by Mel Bay and Homespun instructional videos "Celtic Instrumentals for Guitar."

Al Petteway,Caledon Wood,Maggie's Music

Since he was 12, Al Petteway has been playing guitar professionally, as well as other instruments. He knows how to impress as well on classical as finger style guitar, in folk, blues and Celtic music. Together with his wife Amy White he released several albums. On Caledon Wood he expresses his great love and inspiration towards Celtic music in a solo and chamber music setting. Sundog is appealing for the intimate feelings and fantastic composing skills on guitar and piano and nice percussion by Al and Amy White. Funky C Funky Do, played in an altered tuning is full of groove and is well balanced and played with skilled techniques. On Faire Wind Al is assisted on cello and violin in an open tuning in an enticing melody line, with the cello touching your lower chakras. On Branches Amy White on mandolin reflects an Celtic atmosphere with the top-notch musical skills of Al an Amy. Caledon Wood has a dancing character using ,uilleann pipes, guitar, conga and percussion. A Waltz for Rebecca is the only solo piece on this album in a DADGAD tuning in a wonderful ambiance with a melancholic touch. Maggie's Reel gives one these nice ancient and mystical feelings with additional hammered dulcimer, mandolin and guitar. Caledon Wood is a very remarkable album with outstanding musicians who are able to paint their songs in fantastic Celtic moods.- Henk te Veldhuis, Bridge Guitar Reviews

"An innovative guitarist with a rich dulcet sound that features a fusion of new and old." The Boston Globe

"Understated and clean, painterly and well-developed compositions... Petteway offerings hit the spot." -ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE

CD Booklet notes:

1 Sundog
Guitar, piano & percussion. (Guitar tuning CGCGCD) A sundog is a rainbow that appears during sunny weather when the atmospheric conditions are just right. Everything was just right when Amy White and I were married last autumn on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay and a sundog appeared during our wedding ceremony.
Artists: Al Petteway - Guitar
Amy White - Pianoa
Anderson Allen - percussion
Producers: Al Petteway & Amy White

2 Sligo Creek
Guitar, bodhran & doumbek. (DADGAD)
Artists: Al Petteway - Guitar, doumbek
Debi Smith - bodhran
Producers: Al Petteway & Amy White

3 Erigh Suas A Stoirin (Rise Up My Love)
Irish traditional. Guitar and uilleann pipes. (DADGAD, capo 5)
Artists: Al Petteway - Guitar
Eric Rigler - uilleann pipes
Producers: Al Petteway & Amy White

4 Funky C. Funky Do
Guitar & congas. (CGCGAD)
Artists: Al Petteway - Guitar
Producers: Al Petteway & Amy White

5 Faire Wind
Guitar, viola & cello.
Artists: Al Petteway - Guitar
Abby Newton - cello
Bonnie Rideout - viola
Producers: Al Petteway & Amy White

6 Branches
Guitar & mandolin. (DADGAD, capo 5)
Artists: Al Petteway - Guitar
Amy White - Mandolin
Producers: Al Petteway & Amy White

7 Caledon Wood
Guitar, uilleann pipes. Ashiko drum, congas & percussion. (CGCGCD, capo 2)
Artists: Al Petteway - Guitar
Amy White - ManAshiko drum
Anderson Allen - congas & percussion
Eric Rigler - uilleann pipes



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Terry Stark

Caledon Wood
I found this CD while listening to another artist on the website. This is some great acoustic guitar music! I bought it to play in our chocolate shop in Ames, IA and the customers started asking me about his music right away. If you need an escape from the stress of things...get this CD, pop it in, and fire up your easy chair. Loosen up your fingers because you'll soon find yourself strumming along!

Chuck Donnelly

Al's guitar work is beautiful and haunting. He's an inspiration to other musicia
I bought this CD for Sligo Creek, and have totally enjoyed
each and every track. Al is a master of Irish style guitar
and an inspiration to guitarists, like myself, who strive
for his level artistic and technical excellence. In fact
all musicians that join Al on this CD are excellent! I highly
recommend this CD.


Al Petteway's finest work
Each song is a great tribute to the celtic realm and culture. From my opinion, Al Petteway masters the guitar in a way no one does when it comes to Celtic music. I highly suggest you to buy the album if the melodies awaken the celt blood in you xD Mar sin leibh !


No words to describe how good this cd is
There's nothing I didn't like on this cd. Track 3 is so amazing with the pipes and all of that. This cd makes me want to work harder at my guitar playing and practicing.

john castellari

The tone master playeth!
Once again Al Petteway demonstrates that he is musician - not just someone who plays the guitar. The arrangements, the playing and the compositions all reflect his constantly developing talent - but for me it is the tonal qualities he achieves with his guitar coupled with precision playing that makes me want to keep on spinning this CD. Nice one again Al!

Charles Orr

Booking Agency
My name is Charles Orr from C&D Entertainment out of Maryland area. We feel that your music would be an excellent addition to any venue we would submit you to.

We are a Booking & Business agency. We are requesting is that that your group or management sends us any demos of your music so we may present them to our customers.
We have large venues that would welcome new talent, local talent and existing talent. I want to thank you for your time and look forward hearing from you.

Diana Orr (Business Analysis and Owner)
Charles E Orr (Booking Agent, Entertainment Coordinator and Owner)
Email: CDentertainment@comcast.net

Office Address:
2795 Decatur Drive, Adamstown, Md

I can be contacted at: 301-810-5071 (Home Office)
240-357-8592 (Cell) Charles