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by Truly Carmichael

Original songs written in the bardic tradition for the Society for Creative Anachronism. This album features harp and lute accompaniment and crystal clear voices, with lyrics both amusing and poignant. Great for Renaissance and filk enthusiasts.
Genre: Folk: Contemporary Celtic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Maiden's Hope
3:39 $0.99
2. Faery Lullabye
3:23 $0.99
3. If You Stand Against the Sable Star
1:52 $0.99
4. Queen's Champion
4:39 $0.99
5. Where Do We Get 'em and Why? (feat. Melody Soice)
2:49 $0.99
6. The Greywood Song
3:01 $0.99
7. A Song about a Song (feat. Paul Haines)
1:16 $0.99
8. Rose, Rose
4:09 $0.99
9. Stand Brother Stand (feat. Paul Haines & Jerry Norris)
3:46 $0.99
10. For Sutan, King of Ansteorra (feat. Jerry Norris)
2:08 $0.99
11. Self Song
4:35 $0.99
12. The Passing of the Crown
2:10 $0.99
13. Star of the Southland
2:10 $0.99
14. Karelia's Song (feat. David Watson)
2:35 $0.99
15. The Sad Song
4:38 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Truly Carmichael taught herself to play the Celtic harp in order to accompany the type of vocal music she sings
around campfires and music circles. Alhough the 32-string Dusty Strings harp she wields is much heavier than
a lute or vihuela, it is lighter then the instrument on which she is actually trained, the piano. She often
jokes that she plays the harp the way a pianist would play the guitar, and finds that only trained harpists get
offended by her very individual style. She frequently joins in Irish circles and represents herself equally well
at a Filk convention or a Ceilidh, happily following funny original songs with traditional jigs and reels.

Her specialty, if truth be told, is the saddest possible music on the planet. Many of her original songs fall
into the little known category of "Songs to slit your wrist by". When she is asked to sing "that really really SAD one
that you wrote" she always has to ask for further clarification on WHICH song is actually being requested.



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