Diane and Ada | Shepherd's Daughter - Celtic Songs of the Heart

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Shepherd's Daughter - Celtic Songs of the Heart

by Diane and Ada

Expressive and exciting Irish/Celtic songs in rich vocal harmony accompanied by guitar, whistles, bouzouki, Celtic harp, cello, bagpipes, bodhran (Irish drum) and rich percussion effects
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1. Dulaman
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4:40 album only
2. Love and Freedom / Musical Priest
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4:35 album only
3. Ready for the Storm
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4:41 album only
4. Blackbirds and Thrushes
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2:59 album only
5. The Flower of Magherally O
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4:01 album only
6. Wild Mountain Thyme
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4:38 album only
7. Hunting the Hare / Wheatgrass Jig
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3:32 album only
8. Bimse Fein ag Iascaireacht
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1:33 album only
9. Loch Lomond
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3:50 album only
10. The South Wind
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3:52 album only
11. The Jug of Punch
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3:07 album only
12. Little Beggarman - Johnny Dhu
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3:18 album only
13. Bonny Portmore
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4:01 album only
14. Shepherd's Daughter - Searching for Lambs
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2:45 album only


Album Notes
Just as hills, sea and sky know no borders, this music, rooted in the Celic tradition, embraces many cultures and touches a special "chord" in each of us.

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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Helene Weingarten

Shepherd's Daughter
Hey...Diane was my roommate in Israel in 1980. I love her voice and I love listening to her sing anything...She has a lot of soul in her singing and she has selected a partner who complements her beautifully. No fussy singing...just beautiful voices and beautiful harmonies....

Giv Cornfield / Orion Master Recordings

Great variety invites repeated listening.
Beautifully and sensitively sung, reflecting a wide variety of moods and backgrounds. The instrumental supporting artists are outstanding, making this disk a delightful and exciting listening experience.

Mary Ann Hubbell

Quicky becoming one of my favorite CDs! Ada and Diane have covered most of my favorite Celtic music on one CD. The music and vocals are extraordinarily pleasant and soothing.

Yaeli Ziv

High quality Celtic music. The voices and instruments complete each other to bring a delicate feminine result.

Fred Schlomka

Great Music
Another fine example of the excellent music being created in Israel today. Great vocals and intrumentals. Dianne & Ada are backed up by a some of the top performers in Celtic/Folk music scene in Israel. Well worth adding to any collection.