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Selections on the CD are:
The Silver Arm CD "Links" flows in what seems an effortless effort on the part of the four members of this popular Ohio-Kentucky based Celtic band, guaranteed to keep them close to the hearts of the community that loves their music and win new fans as well.
"Links" was recorded by the talented David Archer at Last Riff Studio and mastered by one of the major figures of Irish traditional music, Grey Larsen.
Recent Reviews "The four lead their listeners through songs, reels, jigs and polkas, Celtic tunes learned from books and sessions, a seafaring tale from Newfoundland and a jig written by a Swede." Paste Magazine, November 2005
"This is old time craftsmanship- no screaming guitars or complicated setups here. It is also an eminently listenable and enjoyable CD if you want to hear music that is not out to make a point except the enjoyment of an art and a craft well done. .....Silver Arm has a style that doesn't swamp your senses, but makes you feel serene. It is a much needed voice in the Celtic music of today....."
"The art on the CD sleeve of Celtic interlace links is by Silver Arm's Cindy Matyi - an excellent visual expression of the continuity of the music herein... "
Celtic Beat Magazine, November 2005
Click on an underlined song to hear the sound clip. Downloads available at CD Baby
Selections on the CD are:
1) Song: The Female Smuggler
2) Swedish Medley: Sol Polska / Magdalena Polska
3) Slip Jigs: Give Us a Drink of Water / The Cock & the Hen / A Blast of Wind
4) Song: As I Roved Out
5) Polkas: O' the Britches Full of Stitches / Jer O'Connell's / Din Tarrant's
6) East European Medley: Bartok Romanian Melodies / Macedonian Tune
7) Song: Come Up the Stairs
8) Hornpipes: Grier's #16 / Cooley's
9) Air/Reels: Anach Cuain / Easter Rising / Collier's Reel / Shaskeen Reel
10) Song: Seven Gypsies
11) Jig/Reel: The Bank of Turf / Limerick Lasses
12) Reels: Dogs Among the Bushes / Cronin's / Sergeant Early's Dream
"Never Despair" lives up to its title in a warmly played, sweetly sung
set.... Cincinnati Enquirer
|"The Beech Tree"|
For an unusual blend of Celtic traditions, I recommend Silver Arm's album The Beech Tree. The Cincinnati five-piece do a really nice job on many wide-ranging tunes, from standard Irish and Scottish fare to the latest compositions from French hurdy-gurdy players. In addition to the fiddles, flutes and whistles, guitar and mando-things that all the acts seem to have these days, Silver Arm features concertina, a nice part of the tradition that's too little seen. And to supplement her whistles, band member Carla Dundes also plays the oboe, not really a Celtic instrument but a great sound nonetheless, adding harmony, texture and richness to the band's sparkling sound....any album with such skillful playing, unusual tunes and fresh arrangements deserves a hearing.
...a lovely, lilting debut CD.... beautifully played and
The band is not afraid to update the traditional, often
writing additional melodies and verses. Fans of the genre
will find a tightly knit group that plays with reverence and
It's all done with expert grace and ease, combining the
traditional instruments (bodhrán, whistle, fiddle, flute and
mandolin, among others) with an evident love and respect
for the traditional sound.
|"Beyond the Ninth Wave"|
Silver Arm was privileged to be part of an amazing project by Celtic artist Jen Delyth, a wonderful animation DVD featuring nature imagery, poetry, music and Celtic Art. Jen who is Welsh and lives in San Francisco, uses mythological themes, mysterious creatures and symbolic visuals throughout the video, "Beyond the Ninth Wave" To purchase a copy please contact Jen at: