Music

New CD!  Migrations: A Retrospective (1989-1995)

 

Fahren Nach Freiburg (listen)Migrations: A Retrospective 1989-1995

Prasad

St. Anthony’s Fire

Hungarian

Low Skies
Reunion
Después de la Siesta (listen)
Boys of Ballymurphy
The Four Sisters
Okanogan
Herodias
Planxty Berch (listen)

 

 

“Migrations engages the listener with grace and imagination” ~Nightcrossings – Radio Kansas NPR 

 

“Shimmering orchestral driving world music…an excellent retrospective that should receive contemporary play”   ~Victory Music, Seattle, WA 

 

“I was blown away by The Four Sisters.  Robert’s dulcimer playing is perfect and Carolyn’s twin whistle harmonies are spine tingling.  Quite the spiritual moment.”  

~Eric Hardee, Folksounds, KBCS

 

Carolyn Cruso – hammered dulcimer, silver and bamboo flutes, penny whistles, guitar, cittern; Robert Almblade – hammered dulcimer, guitar, cittern; Billy Oskay – violin, harmonium; Sandin Wilson – fretless bass; Büdi Siebert – silver flute, alto sax, percussion; Jarrod Kaplan – djembe, tabla, dumbek; Sean Sharp – riq, bodhran; Kim Robertson – Celtic harp; Frank Fisher – fretless bass; Cal Scott – midi percussion

CD $15, hear more or buy CD and digital downloads with credit card at CDbaby

 

 

Have You Ever (2009)

 

Ethereal Cowboy (listen!)

Balm for the Soul

Rage and Sorrow

Feel So Good

Language

Evangeline (listen!)

Rhythm in the Rain (listen!)

Natural Disaster

Somebody Like You

Where Does the Love Go

Baby’s Breath

Start Over Again

Trickster

Have You Ever

 

Carolyn Cruso – voice and acoustic guitar, Martin Lund – clarinet, accordion, Fender Rhodes, and sax, Chris Leighton – drums and percussion, Sandin Wilson- fretless bass, Jon Hamar- upright bass, Bruce Harvie- mandolin and electric guitar, Becki Klauss – background vocals, Larry Murante – background vocals, Willie Thomas – trumpet and fluegel horn, Esther Olson – violin, Isaac Olson – viola, Page Smith – cello, Lek Thixton – electric guitar and Harry Manx – slide guitar

CD $15, hear more and/or order online from cdbaby.com

 

 

Boundless (2005)

 

New Joe Clark (listen!)

The Valley

Maria da Peninha (listen!)

Chatter Creek

The Magic Shirt

Squall

The Power of Believing

Yen

The Elbow Polka/
The Market Polka/
The Dulcimer Polka

Carolyn’s Welcome

Solstice (listen!)

 

Carolyn Cruso – solo hammered dulcimer

CD $15, hear more and/or order online from cdbaby.com

 

 

As Clear a Hue (2000)

 

Received With Grace (listen!)

In The City Tonight

Wandering but Not Lost (listen!)

What About the Mystery (listen!)

We Are Passengers

Hard Won Balance

Flyway Zone

River

Hopes and Dreams

Baba Babi

Journey

As Clear a Hue

 

Carolyn Cruso – guitar and vocals; Tige DeCoster – acoustic bass; Jarrod Kaplan – djembe and shakers; Jay Thomas – trumpet; David Lange – piano

CD $15, hear more and/or order online from cdbaby.com

 

 

Transformation (1998)

 

Under the Cedars (listen!)

Trinity

Mad Farmer’s Love Song

Cloudbreak

The Lover’s Waltz/The Old Bus Jig

The Pomegranate’s Seed/The Canopy

Baba Yaga’s (listen!)

Fire Sister

Ontankarana Circle

You and Me is a Rhythm (listen!)

Flat Iron

Lament

 

Carolyn Cruso – hammered dulcimer, flute, whistles, guitar, cittern, darbuka; Robert Almblade – hammered dulcimer, guitar; Billy Oskay – fiddle, harmonium; Randal Bays – guitar; John Peekstock – cittern; Glen Moore – bass; Sean Sharp – bodhran, riq; Jarrod Kaplan – djembe, shakers, cymbals; Tarik Banzi – dumbek, udu

CD $15, hear more and/or order online from cdbaby.com

 

 

Great Blue (1995)

 

with Robert Almblade

Boys of Ballymurphy

Nannette and Willy’s

Carolyn’s Ramble to Bulgaria

Prasad (listen!)

Herodias

Power of Believing

Ocean of Wisdom

Annie’s Waltz

The Four Sisters

St. Anthony’s Fire

Planxty Berch
Carolyn Cruso – hammered dulcimer, silver and bamboo flutes, whistles, cittern; Robert Almblade – hammered dulcimer, cittern; Billy Oskay – violin, harmonium, keyboards; Kevin Burke – fiddle; Kim Robertson – Celtic harp; Sandin Wilson – fretless bass; Sean Sharp – bodhran, riq, bendir; Jarrod Kaplan – djembe, dumbek, tabla

CD $10

 

 

Ballincheol (1993)

 

with Robert Almblade

Hungarian (listen!)

Sleep Soon’d I’da Mornin/The Wailing Banshee

Polska

Small Coals for Nailers/Black Nag/Morrison’s Jig

Spanoletta

Blind Mary

Breton Medley

The Hare in the Heather

Tom Morrison’s Reel

Planxty Irwin

Walsh’s Hornpipe/Sean Ryan’s Jig

My Love in the Morning/Matt People’s Reel

The Star of Munster

Hewlett’s

Boys of Ballysdare Set

Robert’s Farewell

 

Carolyn Cruso – hammered dulcimer, silver flute, whistles; Robert Almblade – 6 and 12 – string guitar, cittern, hammered dulcimer; Sean Sharp – bodhran, riq, darbuka; Jim Goettler – bones; Billy Oskay – harmonium

CD $10

 

 

The Fifth Element (1991)

 

with Robert Almblade

Fahren Nach Freiburg (listen!)

The Veil

Reunion

Leaving Lettergesh

Jean’s Last Dance

Somethin’ Else

The Fifth Element

Dorad

A.K.A.

Portage
Robert Almblade – hammered dulcimer, cittern and guitar; Carolyn Cruso – hammered dulcimer, silver flute, bamboo flute, pan pipes, pennywhistle, dumbek; Sandin Wilson – fretless bass; Lonnie Williams – alto sax; Billy Oskay – violin, keyboards; Michael Bard – soprano sax; Cal Scott – midi percussion

CD $10, cassette $5

 

 

Tone Poems (1989)

 

with Robert Almblade

Tone Poem

Despues de la Siesta

Maria da Peninha

Okanagan

Low Skies

Lejeune

Tarifa

Sun in the Rushes

Slant Lightning

Mrs. McDermott’s/Planxty Burke

The Golden Ring (listen!)

 

Robert Almblade – hammered dulcimer, guitar; Carolyn Cruso – hammered dulcimer, guitar, flute; Budi Siebert – soprano and alto saxes, flute, bamboo flute, darbuka, bata and assorted percussion

CD $10, cassette $5