On Bruscar BÃ¡n's 14 tracks there is a full range of tunes, with reels, jigs, airs, a waltz, polkas and slides. The Culchies trio is a bit unusual in Irish music, in which ensembles are often a combination of melody instruments, but we have great fun with our a sort of 'fiddler and a rhythm section'.
We met while playing in Irish pub sessions, those occaisions when folks meet to share news, tales, good times and refreshments, and players gather to 'have a tune'. Our sound has come from these informal and energetic gatherings, & we've travelled to play in sessions with good friends all over the midwest, the coasts and in Ireland. We've continue to learn from the fine people and great session players of the Irish trad' music folks in Bloomington (IN), Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati and St. Louis, and further,too.
From our very first gigs together, folks have asked us for our CD, so for all of you who have heard us in the pubs and folk and Irish festivals, here 'tis! As the Irish tradition goes, we're very new at this, but we've had as much fun making Bruscar BÃ¡n as we have playing together in concerts, pubs and sessions, and we hope you have some "mighty craic" with it too!
1. Nine Points of Roguery/Follow Me Down
2. The Humours of Ballylochlin
3. Come With Me Over The Mountain
4. The Kitchen Girl/New Riggid Ship
5. Hector The Hero
6. Farewell to Erin/Tam Lin
7. Tom Sullivan's/Johnny Leary's/Jim Keefe's
8. The Old Bush/Gravel Walks
9. Port na bPucai
10. The Wheels of the World/Julia Delaney
11. Song of the Books
12. The Cuckoo's Nest
13. Cooley's/The Cup of Tea/The Wise Maid
14. Danny Ab's Slides