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Laura Risk

NEW!
Tunes 2003
Tunes 2003: 82 more tunes from Laura Risk
Two discs, 82 tunes -- a great way to learn new repertoire and improve your learning-by-ear skills. The repertoire is mostly Scottish, plus a few Cape Breton and Quebecois tunes. There are reels, jigs, strathspeys, marches, airs, and waltzes, plus an A for tuning. As on Tunes 2001, I play every tune fast and then slow.
For a list of the tunes, click here. (In case you're wondering, the repertoire on Tunes 2003 is completely different from the repertoire on Tunes 2001.)
To order Tunes 2003, click here.

...solo recordings

Merry Making 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:

Celtic Dialogue
Celtic Dialogue (Dorian 90264)
***Top 10 CDs of 1999*** -- The Boston Globe
A 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:

...Greenfire
Laura Risk, fiddle -- Ken Kolodner, hammer dulcimer

Roof for the Rain
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
Greenfire (Dorian 90265)
with Robin Bullock, guitar, piano, cittern. Produced by Ronn McFarlane. Released in 1998.
Available in stores, on the web at dorian.com and amazon.com, or call Dorian at 1-800-DORIAN-6
Walking Stones
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
Available in stores, on the web at dorian.com and amazon.com, or call Dorian at 1-800-DORIAN-6

...Teaching CDs

Tunes 2001 Tunes 2001: 65 tunes from Laura Risk
Two CDs containing 65 well-known tunes from Scotland, Cape Breton, Ireland, Quebec, and New England: 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. For a list of the tunes, see the extended liner notes.
To order Tunes 2001, click here.

NEW!
Tunes 2003
Tunes 2003: 82 more tunes from Laura Risk
Two discs, 82 tunes. The repertoire is mostly Scottish, plus a few Cape Breton and Quebecois tunes. There are reels, jigs, strathspeys, marches, airs, and waltzes, plus an A for tuning. As on Tunes 2001, I play every tune fast and then slow.
For a list of the tunes, click here. (In case you're wondering, the repertoire on Tunes 2003 is completely different from the repertoire on Tunes 2001.)
To order Tunes 2003, click here.

...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 Dancing
with 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!
Available in stores, on the web at dorian.com and amazon.com or call Dorian at 1-800-DORIAN-6

...Produced by Laura Risk

My Joy
Fiddler 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.