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The Bard of Armagh: A Tribute to Tommy Makem

by Celia

13 songs to celebrate the life of Tommy Makem. A tribute album with songs he sang, wrote, and a few written by Celia that were inspired by Tommy.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
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1. I'll Tell Me Ma
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2:20 album only
2. Isn't It Grand Boys?
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3:41 album only
3. Leaving of Liverpool
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3:35 album only
4. Gypsy Rover
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2:49 album only
5. Four Green Fields
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3:30 album only
6. The Bard of Armagh
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2:41 album only
7. California Ireland
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3:13 album only
8. Little Broken Wing
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2:52 album only
9. Red is the Rose
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4:22 album only
10. Nancy Whiskey
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3:04 album only
11. Wild Mountain Thyme
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2:58 album only
12. CarrickFergus
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4:39 album only
13. The Parting Glass
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2:34 album only


Album Notes
Celia is a cross between The Celtic Woman and Gilda Radner! Her silky voice will transport you to other lands and her live shows (filled with humor and quick changes) will leave you healed with the nectar of heart opening joy. You never know what Celia will do next.

"Celia is a Bright Light with strong Songwriting and a voice to Die For" Shawna Carol, Goddess Chant.

California Ireland (Celia): I wrote this song after I visited Pt. Reyes Station in Northern California. Tommy Makem had such a strong sense of "place". I included this song in honor of him leaving his homeland for America.

I'll Tell Me Ma (trad): I loved this song growing up. It is so catchy and upbeat. It still makes me smile.

Little Broken Wing (Celia): When I found out that Tommy had passed I was reviewing his affect on my life and I remembered an experience I had had outside of his pub in NYC. I really did name the bird Tommy. And it really did break my heart to let him go. I always wanted to tell Tommy Makem this story. I wrote this song specifically for this album and in Tribute to the great affect Tommy had on so many of us...even the winged creatures.

Carrickfergus (Trad): What an incredible song. Many of my fans have suggested that I record "The Water is Wide." This is very similar but I feel it more readily taps into the old weary traveler and truly speaks to my Gypsy Spirit.

What people are saying:

"I received my copy of “The Bard” this week and have been listening non-stop ever since!Beautiful! Wonderful! A triumph! I love it! It makes me cry!" Robin, A Fan

"Gorgeous, moving rendition of much-loved Tommy Makem songs. A couple of the songs were recorded in an empty farm silo in Wisconsin. What a beautiful quality that added to the sound and the feeling of those songs!" Lisa Zinzow, a Fan and CS Member

"This music is by far the most beautiful I have ever heard....it joyfully breaks my Irish heart." Spacemonkey, A Fan and CS Member

THE BARD OF ARMAGH MYSPACE PAGE: www.myspace.com/atributetotommymakem
MORE CELIA MYSPACE PAGES: www.myspace.com/celiaonline


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Lisa Zinzow

Gorgeous, moving rendition of much-loved Tommy Makem songs (mostly traditional, some he wrote, some Celia wrote). A couple of the songs were recorded in an empty farm silo in Wisconsin. What a beautiful quality that added to the sound and the feeling of those songs!


Bard of Armagh
Truly WONDERFUL! A collection of some of the most beautiful music you will ever hear! Truly a masterpiece, a musical work of art. Anyone should have this CD in their collection!

Nancy Christenson

The Bard Of Armagh
Beautiful! Truly a Warm and loving tribute to a great entertainer.

candy hanson

The Bard Of Armagh: A Tribute To Tommy Makem
An amazing collection of music that touches the heart and soul.