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Far From Home

by Hugh Morrison & Friends

Traditional Celtic music and song. With Button Accordion, Fiddle, and Whistles. Turned up a notch with driving bass and drums.
Genre: World: Celtic
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1. Siege of Ennis
3:11 album only
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2. Wild Mountain Thyme
3:34 album only
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3. Highland Schottische
2:22 album only
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4. The Blair Set
4:31 album only
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5. Salmon Tails up the River
3:11 album only
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6. Box & Bohran Set
3:16 album only
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7. Canadian Barn Dance
3:07 album only
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8. The Hills o' Yarrows
3:44 album only
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9. Far From Home Set
2:31 album only
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10. The Irish Set
2:41 album only
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11. Shandwick Bay
2:27 album only
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12. Foggy Dew
2:59 album only
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13. Gaelic Waltz
4:21 album only
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14. March/Jig/Reel
3:21 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Far From Home" is the latest album from Murder the Stout's flamboyant squeezebox player, Hugh Morrison. This album offers a varied selection of Celtic tunes and songs using instruments traditionally associated with good ceilidh music.

The content and performance are influenced by both his background in Scottish dance and pipe music and the Irish/Celtic styles popular in the U.S., where he is now based.

Hugh himself switches easily between two and three-row button boxes and is ably supported by Barbara Downie, Mike Snelling, Tom Jenkins, Don Gabbert, Gerard Bride, Neil DuFore, Sarah Morrison and Lizzy Snelling.

Together, with their flair and imagination, they conjure up some real "Celtic magic"

Instruments include button accordion, fiddle, whistles, acoustic guitars and bohran backed by lively driven bass guitar and drums with which creates a real "Ceilidh" sound. Add to that the traditional songs and you have a complete Celtic collection on one CD.

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Kelly Clement, "Celtic & Beyond" KTAO 101.9, NM

I've been enjoying it very much. Great job.
Just wanted to let you know that I just received your new CD "Far From
Home" and I've been enjoying it very much. Great job. You've got some very
talented friends onboard this time around. I'm looking forward to
sharing it with my listeners on the radio show in the coming weeks and
will be sure to send you the playlist when I do.
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Sarah Meador

Far From Home is a joyous experience
Hugh Morrison may be Far From Home, but he doesn't let that get him down. His latest album carries all the energy and bounce of previous compilations, with a bit more worldly polish, and Morrison's own accordion work finds companions on the journey.

The selections on Far From Home do go roaming a bit astray of Morrison's usual regional choices, and even rather far from each other. But it's clear Morrison feels welcome with any folk style and has no qualms about introducing them to each other. There's a playful turn on "Wild Mountain Thyme" that turns the old romance into something of a shanty, even flirting with a bit of polka.

"Canadian Barn Dance" takes a bonny, high-stepping attitude that echoes the less formal notes of a "Highland Schottische." Morrison's accordion work finds companions on the journey, like Barbara Downie's fiddle and Sarah Morrison's distinctly refined piano. Don Gabbert gives voice to the tune on "Wild Mountain Thyme" and "Foggy Dew," along with Neil DuFour, Gerard Bride and Lizzy Snelling.

Like Morrison's previous work, Far From Home is a joyous experience. Though it roams far and wide, fans of Celtic music and folk tunes alike will feel right at home with Hugh Morrison.
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Catherine L. Tully

"listening to it will always make you feel good"
This is bright, happy music and it is impossible to feel badly with it humming away for you. You can see that Morrison is influenced by a variety of Celtic sources, and the ear detects hints of both Scottish and Irish sounds throughout the album.

A nice mix of music, Hugh Morrison's CD will make a good addition to any traditional enthusiast's collection. And listening to it will always make you feel good.
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