Cady Finlayson | Harp and Shamrock

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Harp and Shamrock

by Cady Finlayson

Uplifting Irish fiddle music with worldbeat influences, fiddler Cady Finlayson is joined by instruments including banjo, concertina, percussion, guitar, harp and more. This is the latest CD (2004).
Genre: World: Celtic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Home Ruler/George White's Reel
Cady Finlayson
4:15 $0.99
2. Top of Maol/O! the Britches Full of Stitches/Sean McGovern's
Cady Finlayson
2:46 $0.99
3. Blind Mary
Cady Finlayson
3:11 $0.99
4. Going to Milwaukee
Cady Finlayson
2:15 $0.99
5. Paddy Fahy's/Sergeant Early's Dream/Providence Reel
Cady Finlayson
4:35 $0.99
6. Lannigan's Ball/Rambling Pitchfork/Tar Road to Sligo
Cady Finlayson
3:19 $0.99
7. Ms. Billye's Waltz
Cady Finlayson
2:24 $0.99
8. Road to Glenties/Johny I Hardly Knew Ya
Cady Finlayson
3:56 $0.99
9. Song for Evan
Cady Finlayson
2:12 $0.99
10. Moving Cloud/Fair-Haired Mary
Cady Finlayson
3:02 $0.99
11. Harp and Shamrock/Crock of Gold
Cady Finlayson
4:58 $0.99
12. Richard Deasy's March/The Glen Cottage No. 1/ The Sliabh Luachra
Cady Finlayson
3:46 $0.99
13. O'Sullivan the Great
Cady Finlayson
2:33 $0.99
14. O'Dowd's Favorite
Cady Finlayson
3:10 $0.99
15. A Madness to His Method: A poem for Hunter Lee
Elkin Brown and Hunter Lee
1:41 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Cady Finlayson's fiddle music has been called "uplifting", "spirited", and "soulful". From her first fiddle show in the U.S. Virgin Islands to her Carnegie Hall appearance for the NYPD Memorial Concert, Cady has brought her spirited Irish fiddling to 33 states and 3 countries.

Based in New York City, Cady fronts a 5-piece Irish Band (Cady Finlayson Band) which blends traditional Irish tunes with American folk and world music influences. She also works as a duo with French guitarist Vita Tanga.
and can be found playing for the Police Pipes and Drums of Bergen County.

Her other CDs on Cdbaby include the new "Irish Coffee" CD (2007) and her debut Cd, Shines like Silver.

Listen for tunes from Cady's Harp and Shamrock CD in Irish baseball film, "The Emerald Diamond".



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bill taylor

bright & lively, a talent showcase
A perfect followup to "shines like silver". Good blend of
authentic irish music.

Celtic MP3s Music Magazine

Only Disappointment Was It Ended - Awesome!
After hearing Cady Finlayson's gorgeous fiddle-playing on the CD Take Two (with Sean McCabe) my expectations for Harp and Shamrock were high, and I was not disappointed. Cady's latest effort is terrific and I found my only disappointment was that the CD had to end!

With a good mix of music, Cady's band is every bit as skilled as she is. You'll hear everything from hornpipe music to a waltz to a song called Going to Milwaukee which is a fun, easy listen. Don't miss the title track, Harp and Shamrock/Crock of Gold for a funky, unique musical arrangement that still somehow manages to have a traditional thread running through it.

There is enough going on in this CD to keep things interesting without too much of a departure from the good stuff that people expect in a Celtic album. You'll hear the reels and jigs, but this is not background music. Save it for a day that you can listen to it uninterrupted so you can enjoy it fully. It is just that good.

Tony Bates, 3WBC album that deserves full attention from World Music Fans
"There are many so called Celtic influenced artists around these days, but let me assure you that Cady Finlayson tends to stand head and shoulders above her peers. The traditional tunes are arranged in an exacting manner that does not betray their origins and Cady's self penned numbers give life and joy to their very being; mix all of this up with a touch of world music and you have Cady at her best. Harp and Shamrock is an album that deserves full attention from World Music Fans as well as the traditional Folk and Celtic followers. Go buy!" Tony Bates, 3WBC, Victoria, Australia

James Lane,

"...a powerfully moving CD bursting with pure and natural talent."
With melodies that range from joyously playful reels to sweet haunting ballads, "Harp and Shamrock" is indeed a CD that breaks past it's Irish Celtic roots and implants its' soul into world music lovers around the globe....Cady Finlayson and crew have given birth to a stylish blend of American Folk and Irish Celtic songs that are guaranteed to warm the heart of the coldest corporate executive in America...
Of course this CD also has a healthy dose of very uplifting numbers as well, such as "Going to Milwaukee", "Moving Cloud/Fair-Haired Mary", and the almost jazzy "O'Dowd's Favorite (Reel).
Harp and Shamrock is a powerfully moving CD bursting with pure and natural talent.
-James Lane,

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We love "Harp and Shamrock"!
Internet Music Radio, "Gone Fishing for Blue Skies", loves the Harp and Shamrock world of Cady Finlayson.

Pure and Heartfelt Irish Celtic Folk music at its Finest
"Harp and Shamrock" is Irish Celtic Folk music at its finest.
Difficult to point out a particular one as there is an excellent selection of melodies marvelously executed, but the the title track is a must listen. I enjoyed the poem "A Madness to His Method", just felt the american accent was overwhelming it, but that is probably because my ears are european..