CDs from Laura Risk
NEW!• A Roof for the Rain (Dorian 90295)The new Greenfire CD is out! Laura Risk, fiddle, Ken Kolodner, hammer dulcimer, Keith Murphy, guitar, Joseph Sobol, guitar and cittern.Available in stores, on the web at dorian.com and amazon.com, or call Dorian at 1-800-DORIAN-6
Sound clips from A Roof for the Rain:
...solo recordings• The Merry Making (Dorian 90282)The dance music of Scotland, Cape Breton, Quebec, New England, and Ireland. Includes Galope de Jonqiere/Mrs. Mary MacDonald; Lord Moira/The Merry Making; Sailor's Wife/Cullen House; Marc's Waltz; The Farmer's Daughter.With Susie Petrov, piano, Dennis Cahill, guitar, Christopher Layer, flutes, whistle, and bagpipes, Brian Melick, percussion. Released in 2000.Available in stores, on the web at dorian.com and amazon.com, or call Dorian at 1-800-DORIAN-6
Sound clips from The Merry Making:Galope de Jonqiere/Mrs. Mary MacDonald
• Celtic Dialogue (Dorian 90264)***Top 10 CDs of 1999*** -- The Boston GlobeA musical exploration of the classical/traditional crossover in 18th-century Scotland. Laura and Jacqueline's unusual approach to this rarely-heard repertoire combines scholarly research with modern improvisations informed by a traditional sensibility.With Jacqueline Schwab, piano. Produced by Ronn McFarlane. Released in 1999.Available in stores, on the web at dorian.com and amazon.com, or call Dorian at 1-800-DORIAN-6
Sound clips from Celtic Dialogue:
...GreenfireLaura Risk, fiddle -- Ken Kolodner, hammer dulcimer
NEW!• A Roof for the Rain (Dorian 90295)with Keith Murphy, guitar, Joseph Sobol, guitar and cittern. Released in 2001.Available in stores, on the web at dorian.com and amazon.com, or call Dorian at 1-800-DORIAN-6
Sound clips from A Roof for the Rain:
• Greenfire (Dorian 90265)with Robin Bullock, guitar, piano, cittern. Produced by Ronn McFarlane. Released in 1998.
• Walking Stones (Dorian 90248)with Robin Bullock, guitar, piano, cittern. Released in 1997.***BMG Record Club's Top 15 Bestsellers (Encore Record Club)***Allegro Corporation's #1 World Music Title
...with Athena Tergis• Journey Begun (Culburnie 105)Laura Risk and Athena Tergis, fiddles, Steve Baughman, guitar, Peter Maund, percussion, Pat Klobas, bass, Alasdair Fraser, fiddle. Produced by Alasdair Fraser. Released in 1994.Available in stores, on the web at culburnie.com or amazon.com, or contact Culburnie Records at 1-800-830-6296.
...with Cordelia's Dad• Spine (Appleseed 1023)Tim Eriksen, vocals, guitar, Cath Oss, vocals, lap dulcimer, accordion, Peter Irvine, vocals, percussion, Laura Risk, fiddle. Released in 1998.Available in stores or on the web.Check out cordeliasdad.com for more about the band, extended liner notes to Spine, etc.
...for Scottish Country Dancing• Host of the Air: Contemporary Music for Scottish Country Dancingwith Susie Petrov, accordion, James Gray, piano. Released in 1998.
...Compilations• Visions of Bach: Transcriptions and arrangements inspired by Bach (Dorian 90016)Various artists. Susie Petrov and I contribute one medley, consisting of two pieces by Bach and one by Neil Gow!
...Teaching CDs•Tunes 2001: 65 tunes from Laura RiskTwo CDs containing 65 well-known tunes from Scotland, Cape Breton, Ireland, Quebec, and New England. You'll find reels, jigs, strathspeys, marches and airs, plus an A for tuning. I play every tune fast and then slow (except the airs, since they're already slow!). I recorded it in my living room but the sound quality is pretty good, and it's right at pitch.Available only through mail-order.If you already own Tunes 2001, click here for the extended liner notes.Sound clips from Tunes 2001:
...Produced by Laura Risk• My JoyFiddler Hanneke Cassel's debut CD! Backup musicians include guitarist Tony McManus, pianist Dave Weisler, cellists Rushad Eggleston and Eugene Friesen, and many more... Check out Hanneke's website at www.hannekecassel.com. You can order My Joy there, too.