Donnie Macdonald (Scotland) and James Keigher (Ireland) blend their vocals and weave octave mandolin, mandocello, concertina, guitar and bodhrans on this, their seventh recording. Culmore is a CD presented in the best tradition of Scottish and Irish folk music. From the beautiful Gaelic poetry of Christina Macdonald to the economy of words by John Boyle O'Reilly; Men of Worth are true to their roots.
"The music brought tears of joy and filled my soul. What a wonderful blend of instruments, voices and high quality sound. Thank you for the experience."
'The Pattern Dance' 2004
The music on this CD is a blend of concertina, guitar, octave mandolin, banjo, bodhran, madocello and vocals. Vocals are in both Gaelic and English.
Men of Worth having been touring and recording for over 20 years. "The Pattern Dance" is their eighth recording. It is regarded as a superb blend of traditional and contemporary folk songs and tunes. Original compositions and carefully chosen covers by Scottish, Irish and American writers.
"I heard the "Men" play when they came to the school where I work and performed for the children. They kindly left "Pattern Dance" for the school to use, thank you so much! The kids loved it when I played it in the classroom, and so have all the adults that I've played it for. You can not help feeling good when listening to their music."
" A wonderful reminder of a great evening on Eigg, these musicians bring the warmth of live performance to their recorded music - a delicious blend of Scots and Irish, rendered with consummate musicianship."