It features the vibrant fiddle playing of Cady Finlayson, enhanced by the artistry of some of Nashville's top musicians: Elkin Brown-acoustic guitar, Hunter Lee-uillean pipes,tin whistle, Jim Roberts-percussion, Tim O'Brien-mandolin, Kevin Ryan-bagpipes, Dan Immel-double bass.
Cady Finlayson's musical background includes classical training (Mannes College of Music), Irish fiddling, and a deep connection to the American folk music of her childhood.
Based in New York City, She fronts a five-piece Irish band and has performed in 24 states and at Irish festivals across the country. Her side projects include the soundtrack to an Irish aerobics DVD, a multi-genre fiddle show, "Fiddlers on the Loose" (Da PhatFunk Clique/Elektra Kurtis), and the Celtic Sisters show with Welsh singer Jodee James.
Cady has performed as the fiddle soloist for the Police Pipes and Drums of Bergen County, performing in their shows at Cleveland's State Theatre, The Jacob Javits Center, and Carnegie Hall.
Her latest CD, Harp and Shamrock, features traditional Irish tunes with world music influences and is featured in Irish baseball film, "The Emerald Diamond". The Harp and Shamrock CD is also available from Cdbaby.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Buttermilk Mary/Speed the Plough/The Tarbolton
2. Down by the Sally Garden
3. This Old Hammer
4. Bundle and Go/Ships in Full Sail
5. Streets of Laredo/Down by the Brazos
6. For Ireland
7. Planxty Irwin
8. Humours of Granny White
9. Jackson's/Peter Street
10. Toby's Jig/Jenny's Chickens
11. Hector the Hero
12. Paddy Ryan's Dream/The Contradiction
13. Siobhan Egan's Purple Button Waltz
14. Off to California
15. Bright Morning Star