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A Sheep At the Wheel

by A Sheep At the Wheel

From haunting slow airs reminiscent of Scottish castles and wind-swept moors to upbeat lively dancing reels and jigs, this recording is a collection of a wide variety of Scottish and English traditional tunes on fiddle, cello, piano, harp and recorder.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Miss Gordon of Gight
Julie Gorka, Becky Ross, Karin Loya
3:43 $0.99
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2. Lively Jigs
Becky Ross, Karin Loya, Julie Gorka
4:05 album only
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3. Scottish Marches
Becky Ross, Karin Loya, Julie Gorka
3:06 album only
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4. Old English Tunes
David Scheim, Becky Ross, Walt Robinson, Karin Loya
4:13 $0.99
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5. Rowing from Isla to Uist, Capt. Campbell, Loch Leven Castle
Karin Loya, Becky Ross, Julie Gorka
4:17 $0.99
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6. The Love Set
Julie Gorka, Becky Ross, Karin Loya
4:06 $0.99
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7. Lord Seaforth, Miss Margaret Gordon, The Tide Comes In
Becky Ross, Karin Loya, Julie Gorka
3:19 $0.99
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8. Cradle Song, In the Bleak Midwinter
Karin Loya, David Scheim, Becky Ross, Julie Gorka
3:38 $0.99
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9. Scarce o' Tatties, Pigeon on a Gate
Becky Ross, Karin Loya, Julie Gorka
2:21 album only
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10. 3/2 Hornpipes
Becky Ross, Julie Gorka, Karin Loya
3:15 $0.99
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11. Cock of the North, Lt. McGuire
Becky Ross, Karin Loya, Julie Gorka
4:05 $0.99
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12. The Sheep Set
Karin Loya, Becky Ross, Julie Gorka
5:32 album only
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13. Sport
David Scheim, Julie Gorka
2:09 album only
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14. Cape Breton Reels
Becky Ross, Karin Loya, Julie Gorka
3:32 album only
15. Winter Wedding
Walt Robinson, David Scheim, Becky Ross, Karin Loya, Julie Gorka
4:18 $0.99
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16. Maggots in a Sheeps' Hide, Gillan's, Master Crowley
Becky Ross, Karin Loya, Julie Gorka
3:44 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Are ewe ready for some sheep thrills! A Sheep at the Wheel (Becky Ross, fiddle, Karin Loya, cello and Julie Gorka, piano) play Scottish and English traditional tunes ranging from haunting slow airs reminiscent of Scottish castles and wind-swept moors to upbeat lively dancing jigs and reels. They wool impress ewe with their shearly delightful music. They have received rave reviews for their debut recording “A Sheep at the Wheel” released in 2009. The album has been nominated for a 2010 Wammie as Best Traditional Folk Album by Washington Area Music Association (WAMA).

“Becky has a beautiful light touch on the fiddle...the cello and piano slip seamlessly from playing accompaniment to carrying the melody....This is music in the best Scottish tradition that is refined and disciplined, yet very lyrical.” from CD Review in Strathpotomac Fiddler

Becky Ross is a classically-trained fiddler who has been focusing on folk music for over ten years. Her playing is known for her rich tone and sensitive emotional connection to the music, whether that is a sorrowful Scottish lament, a majestic march or a driving reel. She also performs with several other Celtic groups and plays regularly for Scottish and English country dancing. She is President of the Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club, a D.C.-based group promoting Scottish fiddle music.

Karin Loya's Scottish musical roots date to her infancy when she first heard the skirl of her father's bagpipes. Her violinist-teacher father taught her cello at a young age and greatly influenced her musical development through his love for music. For over 17 years, Karin has focused primarily on the Scottish idiom, after the cello's significant role in Scottish musical history captured her imagination. Karin is a well-known folk cellist in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area and has long performed with Scottish group Fynesound, as well as for English and Scottish country dancing, and for special events. In 2010, as cello soloist, she accompanied the Library of Congress Chorale in a performance of Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols.

Julie Gorka is a talented pianist who plays frequently for Scottish and English Country dancing as well as for Contras. Her playing provides solid bass underpinning on dance sets while exploring interesting treble harmonies that enhance any ensemble. She has also played with groups TuneFish, Copious Notes and Magnolia Klezmer Band. She is a longtime Suzuki piano teacher.




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