Joseph Sobol | Citternity

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by Joseph Sobol

Contemporary Cittern music and beyond. A delightfully dizzying blend of jigs, reels, songs, and planxties.
Genre: Folk: Irish Traditional
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1. Song: The Pasture
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2. McGreeveys / The Broken Pledge / Travelers
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3. Jig: Lord Buckley's
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4. Song: House Carpenter
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5. Planxties: Mrs. Judge / Arthur Shaen
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6. Northern Set: Le Tourment / Whitefish Over the Rapids / Choochoo Reel
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7. Song: Jackie Went a-Sailin'
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8. Reel Cooley's / Music in the Glen / I'm Waiting for You
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9. Jigs: O'Malleys Ramp/the Giant Ball of Yarn
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10. Song: Recuerdo
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11. Bill Malleys Schottische / The Gypsy Princess Barndance
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12. Carolans Farewell to Music
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13. Song: The Road Not Taken
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Album Notes
In 1999, Joseph Sobol released “Citternalia: Celtic Music for Cittern.” It was hailed by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as “a watershed project,” a CD that dramatically extended the musical and technical range of the contemporary cittern in Irish traditional music. Joseph has developed a unique four-fingered right-hand technique that allows him to reproduce on cittern a full range of ornamentation that gives Celtic music its characteristic lift and swing. He has taught at nationally recognized schools of traditional music including the Swannanoa Gathering, Seattle Cittern Symposium, and the International Bouzouki and Cittern Fest (Zoukfest) in Weston, MO and Taos NM. He was featured along with a list of top soloists in the world premiere of William Jackson’s Dunn Albanach suite for traditional musicians and orchestra at the opening of the 2002 Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Scotland. Now in this long-awaited follow-up CD he offers a suite of driving reels, jumping jigs, reflective harp tunes, powerful ballads and song-settings of well-loved American poems by Frost (“The Pasture,” “The Road Not Taken”) and Millay (“Recuerdo”). Featuring a stellar cast of guest musicians, “Citternity” brings the Celtic cittern to a whole new level—and beyond.


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