On this album of expressive and exciting Irish/Celtic songs, Diane and Ada, a vocal duo, incorporating rich and original harmonies and arrangements, display a musical panorama of varied moods, settings and textures.
They both live in the Galilean Hills overlooking seas and pastures. Flocks of sheep and shepherds are a natural part of the scenery, and their music blends with this calm.
Diane Kaplan: lead vocals (tracks 1,6-9,12), backing vocals and guitar.
Diane has sung in many musical styles, although from the first time she heard Irish music , it swept her off her feet! With her powerful and expressive voice, she gives each of her songs its own special brilliance. Her sensitive musicianship as guitarist is well demonstrated throughout the album.
Ada Moriel: lead vocals (tracks 4,5,10,13,14), backing vocals, Irish whistles, low whistle, side flute, alto recorder.
Ada is known for her versatility as a singer and a musician, playing a wide variety of instruments in many styles. She sings some of the most expressive arrangements of these Celtic folk songs. Her sensitivity in her flute and whistle playing is strongly felt here as well.
Abe Doron: bodhran (Irish drum), bones, spoons, blocks, udu, rainstick, tambourine, shakers, cymbals and percussion effects.
Abe is a member of several ensembles, playing various musical styles, and has recorded with many. He has been playing with Diane and Ada for many years, and joins them here as a musician and co-producer.
Having played for 6 years with the Riverdance Show all over the world, Abe clearly demonstrates his rich experience and love of Celtic music. Abe utilizes his enormous collection of percussion instruments like a master artist handles his brush and paints.
Sunita Staneslow: Celtic harp
A majestic harpist, Sunita performs and gives workshops all over the world. She has produced several solo CDs and arranged traditional harp music books.
Eyal Malkinson: cello
Eyal is a cellist coming from the classical tradition. Whether he accompanies a love song or plays an Irish reel, his sensitive cello lines pluck on one's heartstrings.
Bracha BenAvraham: 10-string Irish bouzouki
Bracha joins Diane and Ada with the strong driving force of her bouzouki. She contributes much to the Irish folk music scene with the bands that she performs and records with. She is a composer as well.
Uri Miles: Uilleann pipes, Scottish smallpipes, whistle
A wonderful piper, Uri is known for his traditional as well as "fusion" compositions and arrangements in his band "Blue". He has joined Diane and Ada in a dramatic rendition of the folk song "Loch Lomond".
Rami Bonen: mandolin
Rami, together with Bracha and Ada , have played traditional Irish music for many years in their previous band. He also plays many other styles of music. His musical contributions here also add joy and humor.
Yotam Dahan: didgeridoo
With his didgeridoo, Ada's oldest son, Yotam, contributes much to the dramatic effect of the song "Ready for the Storm". Thus, the fog horn is musically depicted.
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2. Love and Freedom / Musical Priest
3. Ready for the Storm
4. Blackbirds and Thrushes
5. The Flower of Magherally O
6. Wild Mountain Thyme
7. Hunting the Hare / Wheatgrass Jig
8. Bimse Fein ag Iascaireacht
9. Loch Lomond
10. The South Wind
11. The Jug of Punch
12. Little Beggarman - Johnny Dhu
13. Bonny Portmore
14. Shepherd's Daughter - Searching for Lambs