Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith | The Heart is the Only Nation

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Lorena McKenna

More Artists From
United States - United States

Other Genres You Will Love
Folk: Celtic Folk World: Celtic Moods: Mood: Dreamy
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

The Heart is the Only Nation

by Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith

Reverent and poetic, this 1995 release by the dulcimer singing duo features mostly original songs and instrumentals with a few based on traditional Celtic folk melodies.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
clip
1. Ocean Queen
Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith
5:41 $0.99
clip
2. Apples of Avalon
Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith
3:30 $0.99
clip
3. Partings
Cyntia Smith
3:30 $0.99
clip
4. After Rain
Cyntia Smith
2:54 $0.99
clip
5. Tree Lessons
Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith
5:47 $0.99
clip
6. Bridget
Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith
3:34 $0.99
clip
7. Reverence to Her
Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith
2:42 $0.99
clip
8. The May Queen is Waiting
Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith
3:45 $0.99
clip
9. Dancing at Whitsun
Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith
3:22 $0.99
clip
10. Zambra
Cyntia Smith
5:24 $0.99
clip
11. Aeolus, the Wind
Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith
3:03 $0.99
clip
12. Romp of the Canyon Kitties
Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith
3:13 $0.99
clip
13. Hestia of the Hearth
Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith
4:54 $0.99
clip
14. Blessing Song
Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith
3:45 $0.99
clip
15. Summer, Summer
Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith
6:09 $0.99
clip
16. The Heart is the Only Nation
Ruth Barrett
7:36 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Ruth Barrett and Cyntia Smith's music celebrates the connection with the natural world, the passion of life, and the healing of the human heart. They have been musical pioneers on the fretted dulcimer with their classical polyphonic finger picking style and in the Women's Spirituality movement; creating original songs and instrumentals celebrating the Earth's seasonal cycles and Goddess mythic imagery. Their musical vision is the power and love at the heart of life, expressed in poetry and strikingly beautiful arrangements that feature the fretted dulcimers and their voices.

Instrumentation: fretted dulcimer, cello, guitar, flute, clarinet, concertina, percussion, tamburica bass, uilleann pipes, whistle, and Celtic harp

Reviews
"The poetry alone is beautiful, and when set to modal tunes with clarinet, tamburica bass, and cello in addition to dulcimers is at times quite moving. The 66 minute recording, taken as a whole, is a soulful exploration of Ruth and Cyntia's creed, set forth in the title song." ~Dulcimer Players News

"Ruth and Cyntia are simply the best creators of devotional music to the Goddess today." ~The Beltane Papers

"Ruth and Cyntia have once again created a world of music for us to escape to. Using their ethereal voices and almost forgotten traditional instruments, they spin a web of magic. Everyone who has had the privilege of sharing this experience has loved it." ~Hecate's Loom

Read more...

Reviews


to write a review