Riverdance. Distant Ayres, August 2002, features Suite Antique by John Rutter, as well as
new lyrical arrangements of traditional melodies. Both CD's also include some original compositions. ALRY Music is publishing the sheet music for the Walking Tunes Collection in the 2003 catalog.
Sandy Duffy Norman and Kathryn Cater found a kinship, not only in their love of both classical and traditional music, but in their devotion to students, dogs, and the garden. Sandy plays a handmade gold Powell flute and Kathy plays a rose wood Aoyama Musa.
Sandy Duffy Norman, originally from Atlanta, Georgia, received her BSMus and B.M.E. from Louisiana State University. Since then,, she has continued with graduate studies in music education, taught band in Oregon for 15 years, and has maintained her private studio in Salem since 1984. Sandy freelances around the Willamette Valley, and has performed at the 1998 and 2000 National Flute Convention. She has served as principal flutist and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Salem Pops Orchestra, performed with the Salem Woodwind Quintet 1984-1991, NorthWest Winds 1991- 1999, and the Oregon Flute Quartet 1997 - 2002. Sandy is a board member of the Greater Portland Flute Society, and belongs to the MENC/OMEA, NFA and OEA.
Kathryn Cater, a graduate of Lewis and Clark in Portland, Oregon, is a performer, arranger and composer. She has been composing since the age of seven, and most recently has completed three books of harp songs for students, which are being released through Melody's Traditional Music and Harp Shoppe. Kathryn teaches and composes in her studio on her century farm near Portland and has played professionally for 20 years.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Distant Ayres
2. How Can I Keep From Singing
3. The Mist Covered Mountains of Home
4. Idir Derghic gus Breo
5. Be Thou My Vision
6. Danny Boy
7. Dirait-on from Chanson de Roses
9. Suite Antique - Prelude
10. Suite Antique - Ostinato
11. Suite Antique - Aria
12. Suite Antique - Waltz
13. Suite Antique - Chanson
14. Grassy Fields
15. Suil a Ghra/Banish Misfortune
16. Morag of Dunvegan
17. Ladyes'Delight/ Haste to the Wedding
18. Theme from the Thornbirds
19. Distant Ayres Reprise