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The Crooked Road

by William Coulter

Following up on the success of his previous recordings, Celtic Crossing and Celtic Sessions, William Coulter once again draws from the rich repertoire of airs and dances from Scotland and Ireland for this latest recording
Genre: World: Celtic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Craigieburn Wood
3:48 album only
2. Frieze Britches / Donnybrook Fair
4:07 album only
3. Mna na hEireann
3:11 album only
4. The Crooked Road to Lisdoonvarna
4:43 album only
5. Stor Mo Chroi
3:19 album only
6. Farewell to Erin / Another Reel
4:02 album only
7. Elanor Plunkett
3:49 album only
8. Planxty Wilder
4:09 album only
9. Though I Live Not Where I Love
4:10 album only
10. St. Patrick's Day / Over the Moor to Maggie
3:18 album only
11. Dog Leap Stairs
2:44 album only
12. Kingdom Come
4:12 album only
13. The Parting Glass
4:20 album only


Album Notes
Guitarist William Coulter has been recording and performing traditional music since 1981. He has performed with the bands Isle of Skye, Orison, the Coulter-Phillips Ensemble and most recently in duo with classical guitar virtuoso Benjamin Verdery.

He has recorded two solo albums-Celtic Sessions and Celtic Crossing-as well as three albums of traditional Shaker melodies with cellist Barry Phillips-Simple Gifts, Tree of Life and Music on the Mountain-all on the Gourd Music label. William has appeared on compilations produced on the Narada label, Windham Hill and Hearts of Space. Four of these recordings have appeared on Billboard magazine's "top ten" lists.

His recent touring and recording collaboration with Benjamin Verdery has produced a debut duo CD called 'Song for Our Ancestors' on Solid Air Records.

In 1998 William produced Celtic Requiem for Windham Hill Records, which features vocalist Mary Mc Laughlin. He was recently featured on a sampler produced by the Columbia Record Club featuring violinist Hillary Hahn and Máire Ní Bhraonáin, the lead singer of Clannad.

As well as performing and recording, William works as a producer and recording engineer, and teaches guitar at the University of California, Santa Cruz. During the summer has taught at a number of music camps including the National Guitar Summer Workshop and Alasdair Fraser's Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School andthe Puget Sound Guitar Workshop.



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