Trip to Nelson | The Winding Road

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The Winding Road

by Trip to Nelson

The Winding Road is a collection of some of our favorite contra dance tunes, mostly traditional but some composed. Our arrangements honor traditional style but also reflect some rich and creative use of harmonies and rhythm. Beautiful music!
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Evil Diane
1:46 $0.99
2. Spootiskerry / Lady Ann Montgomery
3:55 $0.99
3. The Wren / Waiting for the Dawn
5:29 $0.99
4. Brea's Waltz
4:25 $0.99
5. Rambling Pitchfork / Miller’s Maggot / Trip to Nelson
5:13 $0.99
6. Karabuschka / Broyges Tanzt / Roddy McCorley
4:53 $0.99
7. Dun the Brae / March of St Timothy
4:02 $0.99
8. Waltz from Pennou Skoulm
2:48 $0.99
9. Chorus Jig / Chorus Jig Minor / Opera Reel / Chorus Jig
4:43 $0.99
10. Cowboy Jig / Maison De Glace
3:54 $0.99
11. Hollow Poplar / Nail That Catfish to the Tree / Sandy Boys
4:21 $0.99
12. Gary Owen / Eel Pot Tavern / Jump At the Sun / Colraine
4:22 $0.99
13. Mistwold / Catharsis
5:01 $0.99
14. Dancing Bear / Big John McNeil / The Wizard’s Walk
6:02 $0.99
15. Boda Waltz
4:29 $0.99
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Album Notes
Trip to Nelson is a contra dance band based in the contra dance capital of the world, Nelson, NH. The band's name comes from a lovely jig (which is included on the album) from Pete Sutherland, who wrote it in 1984 after playing for a concert in Nelson. It was part of the repertoire of the band Fresh Fish, which was the late Kerry Elkin on fiddle and Trip to Nelson pianist Gordon Peery - active from 1985 - 1995. Gordon introduced the tune to his new band mates (none of whom were even born yet when it was written), and it took hold. Thanks to Pete for his blessing on using the name for our band.

Our music is joyful and energizing. It's music for contra dancing, but with this album we're able to put the tunes in a different context - dancers will appreciate it, but so will anyone who likes rich harmonies and creative arrangements.



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Eric Blackmer

Not unprejudiced
This group is amazing! Trip to Nelson has about as much talent as it is possible to cram into 5 humans. It was a pleasure and an honor to record this album. There are brilliant individual performances as well as a relaxed ensemble on par with the very best in the world. If you like folk, instrumental, celtic, contradance music or just plain virtuoso performance you will love this album. Buy it, or download it. You will not be disappointed. If you don't, you will be. I give this a very strong recommendation!