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Jump at Samhain's Fire

by Beltaine

Celtic Fusion featuring hammered dulcimer, guitar, flute, marimbula, and vocals.
Genre: World: Celtic
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1. Spicer's Slide
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2. Jump at Samhain's Fire (feat. Kathy Lee)
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3. Spancil Hill
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4. Comming Down the Brae (feat. Kathy Lee)
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5. Two Hours After St. Patrick's Day (Feat. Pat Dooney & Mike Spicer)
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6. Jessica's Wedding Reel
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7. Whiskey You're the Devil
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8. Wind and Rain
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9. Johnny Jump Up / Road to Lisdonvarnia
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10. Amber Waltz
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11. Come Out Ye Black and Tans (feat. Dick Weissman)
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12. Dooney's Rant
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13. Brooklyn Street Rag
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14. I'll Tell My Ma (feat. Dick Weissman)
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15. La Bastringue
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16. Ashokan Farewell (feat. Kathy Lee)
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17. Blackgrass
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Jump at Samhain’s Fire is a collection of original and traditional music that fuses Celtic with folk, jazz, and rock influences of the members - featuring hammered dulcimer, guitar, flute, marimbula, and vocals.

There are 17 tracks that reflect the unique sounds of Beltaine. Different from the previous three CD’s, Jump at Samhain’s Fire includes both original and vocal songs. In addition to the trio of Brian, John, and Kris; guest musicians include Pat Dooney, Kathy Lee, Mike Spicer, and Dick Weissman.

The liner notes are extensive and they tell the history and stories of the original and traditional music performed. The cover is a painting by Julie Irmer, a very talented mixed media artist in the Northwest. It is the perfect picture to represent the music that is on the CD.

“Music is like water. It flows over the land with the movement of people, merging with streams and providing sustenance to those who perform or hear it. It crosses oceans to new lands, carried in the hearts and minds of people who travel there. As it moves across space and time, the music changes and evolves. If it becomes powerful enough, it can change the people who hear it, inspiring them to see themselves and the world in new ways.

For North Americans, the music of the British Isles has been a major influence. Appalachian folk music is a direct descendant of this tradition. Country music is the result of its fusion with African tradition. The eclectic fusion of styles that is called “New Age Music” relies heavily on its’ harmonies and modes. Even in its’ traditional pure forms, it touches something deep in many of us and reminds us of our European roots.

Beltaine showcases the best of Celtic Fusion in their music. Kris, Brian and John bring years of experience in ethnic, folk, rock, blues, and jazz music to their interpretations of traditional and original tunes. Their new compositions and a new collection of traditional music with their latest CD “Jump at Samhain’s Fire” brings together the best of old and new.” (Review by Kathy Lee)

Beltaine performs thoughout the Northwest at many venues including; Irishtown, The Highland Stillhouse, The Portland Highland Games, Newport Celtic Festival, The Bite of Oregon. To learn more about Beltaine and their music, visit their web site at www.beltainemusic.com or visit them on Facebook.


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Jane @ Fanrealm

Picture Yourself in the Great Room of Some Castle Listening to this Music
Samhain (pronounced sah win) is the night when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is the thinnest. To protect themselves from the dead who walked that night, the ancient Celts built huge bonfires and donned masks. The tradition lives on today on October 31st, as we don disguises and light fires in Jack O Lanterns.

Many of the songs on this album with take you back to the olden days of the Celts. With very little imagination, you could picture yourself in the great room of some castle listening to this music at a feast. This cd is a celebration and a feast for the ears. It is a nice mix of original tunes and old favorites. The atmospheric original song Wind and Rain is outstanding. You’ll also find old friends on the song list like Johnny Jump Up, Whiskey You’re the Devil and I’ll Tell My Ma.

Beltaine has really outdone themselves with this cd. It’s part Ren Faire, part Irish pub with even a touch of Jazz thrown in. There’s certainly something for everyone here. Be sure to get yourself a copy of this fantastic album.