Recordings

Below you can find a list of recordings that are available for purchase from the Riverside Celtic College and/or its instructors. Click on the links to the individual albums to find details and sound samples to whet your appetite for traditional music!

Artist – “ALBUM TITLE”

RCC CD “Ceol Cara”. Newly released CD to celebrate a decade of Celtic traditional music at RCC, generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

“Ceol Cara” means “music friend.” Recently Chanter Records had the opportunity to help produce an album full of music and friendship, the product of 10 remarkable years at Riverside Celtic College in Guelph Ontario. The album features the work of dozens of teachers and friends of Riverside, among them some of the top Celtic musicians in Canada, united by a passion for traditional Irish and Scottish music. This is a unique and valuable collection, full of treasures old and new. It’s also a great value: 21 tracks from 14 acts for only $9.99, with profits going to support the work of Riverside Celtic College.

Track Listing

1. North Atlantic Drift: Reel of Cluny Set 3.05

2. NUA: Fizzbuzz 3:35

3 Log Drivers: Blue Reel Set 4.17

4. Hawp: Aoife and Orla Set 4.15

5. Bob MacLean: Pretty Maid Milking Her Cow 3.07

6. Julie Fitzgerald: Stirling Set 5.22

7. Kitty’s Rambles: McDonagh’s 2.56

8. Log Drivers: The Farewell to Sligo Set 4.42

9. Phil Elsworthy & Ed Koenig: Glen Road to Carrick 2.11

10. Karen MacLeod: Bidh Clann Ulaidh Air Do Bhanais 5.32

11. Snug Session: The Blackbird Set 4.29

12. Fair Wind: Jock Stewart 3.02

13. Hawp: The Wooly Woo Set 3.13

14. Kitty’s Rambles: Inisheer 2.55

15. Phil Elsworthy & Ed Koenig: Maids of Mitchellstown 2.08

16. Les Starkey & Kevin Grossi: Peter Street 2.20

17. Ross McKitrick & Robin Aggus: The Waverley March 2.21

18. North Atlantic Drift: The Green Hills of Tyrol set 3.55

19. Eva McCauley, James Law & Graeme McGillivray: McCauley’s Lament 2.43

20. NUA: The Dark Road 3.18

21. Snug Session: Mist Covered Mountain Set 5.56

 

NUA “Bold”    Trio: James Law, Graeme McGillivray and Jacob McCauley

NUA is an innovative new trad trio, bringing a fresh and unique sound to traditional music, creating their own distinctive original compositions, balanced with traditional and contemporary tunes drawn from Irish and Scottish traditions. Based in Toronto, Canada, NUA consists of three award-winning members: fiddle player James Law, guitarist Graeme McGillivray and bodhrán player Jacob McCauley. The interaction between the three is what really makes the music shine, whether it be their soaring melodies or tasteful grooves.

The original tune-writing of NUA gives their music its groundbreaking, adventurous quality, as demonstrated on their debut album BOLD. Bordering on progressive, while hinting at the traditions of the past, NUA’s compositions will take you on an exhilarating journey, creating an atmosphere and mood unique to the listener. The trio is also well known for their exciting incorporation of odd time signatures and polyrhythms, which give the music an electrifying lift and spontaneity.  “Inventiveness abounds and the interwoven nature of some of the arrangements is impressively daring. They challenge you with an album that is creative, questioning, and inventive in equal proportions.” (Tony Lawless of TradConnect) 

- See more at: http://www.trionua.com/bios/#sthash.61j4cqw5.dpuf

NUA is an innovative new trad trio, bringing a fresh and unique sound to traditional music, creating their own distinctive original compositions, balanced with traditional and contemporary tunes drawn from Irish and Scottish traditions. Based in Toronto, Canada, NUA consists of three award-winning members: fiddle player James Law, guitarist Graeme McGillivray and bodhrán player Jacob McCauley. The interaction between the three is what really makes the music shine, whether it be their soaring melodies or tasteful grooves.

The original tune-writing of NUA gives their music its groundbreaking, adventurous quality, as demonstrated on their debut album BOLD. Bordering on progressive, while hinting at the traditions of the past, NUA’s compositions will take you on an exhilarating journey, creating an atmosphere and mood unique to the listener. The trio is also well known for their exciting incorporation of odd time signatures and polyrhythms, which give the music an electrifying lift and spontaneity.  “Inventiveness abounds and the interwoven nature of some of the arrangements is impressively daring. They challenge you with an album that is creative, questioning, and inventive in equal proportions.” (Tony Lawless of TradConnect) 

- See more at: http://www.trionua.com/bios/#sthash.61j4cqw5.dpuf

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Phil Elsworthy & Ed Koenig – “FIDDLE & MANDOLIN“: Traditional Tunes played by Phil Elsworthy and Ed Koenig


HAWP – “Storm and Calm