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Rebels and Rogues

by DruidSong

Lock up the whiskey! Hide the women and sheep! DruidSong is back! Here I come again with more songs, ancient and modern, from Celtic lands. This round includes "The Ballad of Rory McGuiness", written by Nan Hawthorne, author of "An Involuntary King"
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Ballad of Rory McGuiness
2:34 $0.99
2. Wild Rover
2:33 $0.99
3. Greensleeves
2:24 $0.99
4. Cam Ye O'er Frae France
2:06 $0.99
5. Rising of the Moon
4:07 $0.99
6. Cruiscin Lan
2:20 $0.99
7. Green Fields of France
4:47 $0.99
8. Health to the Company
2:25 $0.99
9. Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye
3:20 $0.99
10. The Rolling Hills of the Border
2:33 $0.99
11. Blackbird
3:34 $0.99
12. Gentleman Soldier
1:55 $0.99
13. Three Jolly Coachmen
2:23 $0.99
14. Black Velvet Band
3:30 $0.99
15. The Yew Tree
4:35 $0.99
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Album Notes
The presense of the lead tune, "The Ballad of rory McGuiness", has a story behind it. A while back, in a fit of vanity, I plugged "DruidSong" into a search engine. On of the references that came up was a pointer to something called "Radio De' Danann", an internet radio station.

Unfortunatly, the reference was to a song for which I do NOT hold the copyright. So, I says to myself, "Sefl, you should drop this person a note, explaining the situation. While it's very flattering and all that, to have one of my recording on an internet radio station, it just wouldnt do to have them get in trouble."

In the ensuing exchange of email. the station "owner"/DJ/whatever and I discovered a number of common interests. That person's name is Nan Hawthorne. She's a published author, including a novel entitled "An Involuntary King", which is quite good. Borrow it from a library or buy a copy. It's worth reading.

Several months later, another exchange of email resulted in Nan's inviting me to record a song she had written. Taht song, "The Ballad of Rory McGuiness" is about a character in the book. That recording is included as the lead track on this CD.

The collaboration has worked out so well that we're co-writting more music. That is, I'm writting music and Nan's writting lyrics. They'll be along in a while, possibly resulting in a complete CD of original work in teh Celtic tradition.

The title is "Rebels and Rogues". We've got songs of revolution here. We've even got an 18th century protest song ("Cam Ye' O'er Frae France"). We've got songs about the _results_ of revolution and war. We've got behaviour that's less than gentlemanly (or ladylike, for that matter) adn sad love affairs (Sure, and what would Celtic music be with out at least one of those in the mix?).

I had fun recording these pieces, and I hope you enjoy listening to them.



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