"Full Circle"

 

 

Also available at: HMV locations in the MicMac Mall in Dartmouth and Halifax Shopping Centre.

In Cape Breton, it is available at these places:

Sydney: Cape Breton Curiosity Shop, Charlotte Street The Best of Cape Breton, Bentinct Street Cape Breton Fudge Company, Prince Street Big Pond: Rita's Tea Room Gift Shop St. Ann's: Gaelic College Gift Shop Baddeck: Blue Heron Gift Shop Judique: Celtic Music Interpretive Centre Port Hawkesbury: Cameron Music Sales Cheticamp: Charlie's Country Store Louisbourg: Louisbourg Playhouse Gift Shop

Track Listing:

01.  The Flowers of Spring
02.  Hornpipes & Reels
03.  Atlantic Chorus
04.  Ava's Waltz
05.  Guitar Jigs with Dave
06.  Miss Hutton's
07.  And So It Goes
08.  Memories of Joe Peter MacLean Medley
09.  A Memory of Angus
10.  Key of C Medley
11.  Mother of a Miner's Child
12.  Modder River

"Full Circle" Acknowledgements:

It's been nine years since my first recording, so this one is well overdue. I chose the name Full Circle because of the many requests I received to put a few vocal tracks on this CD. I used to do some signing back in my days at Acadia University in the mid to late 70s. In those days I played mostly coffee houses and small halls. In all the years in between, my career path has been comprised mostly of accompanying other artists. That is still mostly what I do, but the opportunity to do shows on my own again has opened a few other doors for me. I enjoyed putting this package together, and I hope you enjoy the recording as well.

This album is dedicated to the memories of some very special in my life who have passed on since my first recording. Jessie Bennett (my mother), John Allan Cameron, Jerry Holland, Dave & Donna MacKeough, Raylene Rankin and Rita MacNeil.


 

 

"It's About Time"

 

 

Also available at: HMV locations in the MicMac Mall in Dartmouth and Halifax Shopping Centre.

In Cape Breton, it is available at these places:

Sydney: Cape Breton Curiosity Shop, Charlotte Street The Best of Cape Breton, Bentinct Street Cape Breton Fudge Company, Prince Street Big Pond: Rita's Tea Room Gift Shop St. Ann's: Gaelic College Gift Shop Baddeck: Blue Heron Gift Shop Judique: Celtic Music Interpretive Centre Port Hawkesbury: Cameron Music Sales Cheticamp: Charlie's Country Store Louisbourg: Louisbourg Playhouse Gift Shop


"It's About Time"
Acknowledgements:

Produced by Allie Bennett
Engineered by Mike Shepherd
Recorded at Lakewind Sound Studios, Cape Breton
Mixed by Mike Shepherd and Allie Bennett at Lakewind Sound Mastered by Mike Shepherd at Lakewind Sound (July 2004)
Pre-Production - Coda Recording, North Sydney, NS
Photography - Katheryn Gordon
Graphic Design - Kristy Read

At first glance. the title of this album may seem a bit presumptuous, however, it was actually chosen for me. Two years ago, when I began discussing the initial plans for this project with friends, music students and fellow musicians, the reaction was the same - Well, itís about time.

After having contributed to over 100 album projects of other artists as a studio musician the past 28 years, I suppose the time has come to try one on my own. My sincere appreciation to all these individuals for the support and encouragement which resulted in the recording you hold in your hand now.


Track Listing & MP3 Sound Clips:
Click linked tracks for sound clips

1.    Glenties - Gerry Commane's Reel/ Jes Kronan's/ The Flooded Road To Glenties/ Freddie's
2.    The Champion -
Munster Lass/ Light & Airy/ Miss Gordon/ The Champion
3.    High Bass Tunes -
Craig Coynach/Castle Newe/Delnadamph Lodge/Abergeldie Castle/Bridge of Bucket

4.    Nighen Donn Bhoideach -
Nighen Donn Bhoideach/ Jack O'Hazeldene
5.    The Skylark Set -
Andrew's Jig/ The Skylark/ The Model T/ The Grackle
6.    Orkney Wedding -
Orkney Wedding/ Trip To Dublin/ Anna MacGrant's/ Laurel's/ Carter MacKenzie's/ Yank's
7.    Brenda's Jigs -
Rita's tearoom/ Lauchie Stubbert's/ Wilbert Stubbert's/ Regina Stubbert's
8.    O'Neill's Statement -
O'Neill's Statement/ Scartaglen/ Heather Hill/ Break yer Bass Drone
9.    Great Names -
The Muckin' O' Geordie's Byre/ Go To The Devil and Shake Yourself/ Jerry's Beaver Hat...
10.  The Lakewind -
Dan R MacDonald/Craigie Hall/Auld Town of Ayre/Jessie Smith/Lord Drummond...
11.  Guitar Jigs - The Dougal Creature/ Humours of Glendart/Miss Catherine Ann lamey's/James Kelly
12.  Pipe Reels -
Alasdair Mischief/ The Burning House/ The Green Fields of White Point


Musicians:

Allie Bennett:  Fiddle, Guitars, Mandolin, Bass
Mac Morin: Piano
Tracey Dares: Piano
Brenda Stubbert: Piano
Ryan MacNeil:  Piano
Brian Talbot: Drums
Gordie Sampson: Guitar, Synth Pad
Shawn MacDonald: Violin, Viola


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