Sky Korber & Bette Korber | Tairseach

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by Sky Korber & Bette Korber

A mix of traditional Irish and Scottish and contemporary folk from the high desert country of Northern New Mexico. Fiddle, whistle, drum, guitar, and song.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Wren / Riding On a Load of Hay
Sky Korber
4:04 $0.99
2. Cup of Tea
Sky Korber
2:39 $0.99
3. Rights of Man
Bette Korber
3:12 $0.99
4. Mustang's Trail
Bette Korber
4:50 $0.99
5. Arrane Ghelby / Ushag Veg Ruy
Sky Korber
2:44 $0.99
6. Shifty's Prance
Bette Korber
2:37 $0.99
7. Morrison's Jig / Coffee / Coleraine / Cliffs of Moher
Sky Korber
5:41 $0.99
8. Slow Return
Gordon Keating
1:30 $0.99
9. Archibald McDonald of Keppoch / Sailor's Wife
Sky Korber
4:50 $0.99
10. Tesuque River (feat. Lisa Carman)
Bette Korber
5:29 $0.99
11. Planxty Jo
Bette Korber
1:25 $0.99
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Album Notes
Sky and Bette Korber are a mother and son who love to play music together. Recoding this album was a bit of a lark, really just done for the joy of it. We love old traditional tunes from Ireland and Scotland, and have written a few of our own. For us listening to and playing the old tunes is a bit like going on time travel, hence the album name, Tairseach, or "portal" in Irish.

CD notes:

“Tairseach: the main doorway to a family great house, the magic place where you place the reed cross of St Bridgid above so you are protected through the year and so the beansidhe cant come in and where you notch all of the childrens heights through all the years − the place where you say yes, come in, and you can have some of my uisce, even though i dont want to share...” – Mary Greene

1. The Wren (Traditional Breton) / Riding on a Load of Hay (Traditional Irish)
2. Cup of Tea (Traditional Irish)
3. Rights of Man (Traditional Irish)
4. Mustang’s Trail (Music and lyrics by Bette, written for Wildflower)
5. Arrane Ghelby (This melody is rumored to have come straight from the sea herself) / Ushag Veg Ruy (Both Traditional, Isle of Man)
6. Shifty’s Prance (Composed by Bette, for the Lord of the Wind)
7. Morrison's Jig (Traditional Irish) / Coffee (Composed by Gary Haggerty, included here with his kind permission) / Coleraine (Traditional Irish) / Cliffs of Moher (Traditional Irish)
8. Slow Return (composed by Gordon Keating, best played with a sweet smile and a gentle heart, while under the stars in flickering firelight)
9. Archibald McDonald Of Keppoch (Traditional Scottish) / Sailor’s Wife (Neil Gow)
10. Tesuque River (Lyrics by Bette, for her Good Man, music by Bette and Lisa Carmen)
11. Planxty Jo (Turlough O’Carolan, the great Irish composer, called tunes composed to honor someone a planxty. Bette composed this planxty for her very dear Joanne Topol.)

Sky Korber: fiddle. Bette Korber: whistle/bodhran/guitar/harmonica/vocals. Gordon Keating: bouzouki. Lisa Carmen: harmony vocals/ukulele. Recorded and mixed at The Palace: Scott Shane, engineer; Lisa Carmen, producer (Mustang’s Trail and Tesuque River). Mastered by Will Dyar. Photos by theilr: St. Clement’s Kirk, Isle of Harris & the Pleiades, Orion Arm, Milky Way. Completed in the first unfurling of the green leaf, April 2015.



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