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A diversified, mostly Celtic album, with 23 Irish, 2 Scottish, 3 English, 1 French Canadian, and 2 tunes from the U.S.A.  There are reels, jigs, hornpipes, marches, and eight slow aires.There are four tunes with vocals: Lady Mary, a song of unrequited love; The Minstrel Boy, a musician’s lament to war; one verse of the Kerry Dance, a very popular 19th century Irish song; and the last song on the album is The Blessing of Love, or The Irish Blessing.  Pam Kirby sings lead and Kay Thomas, harmony, on these songs.  They both were regular performers on the N.P.R. radio show, At Home In the Country.

The instruments include the fiddle, flute, fife, penny whistle, guitar, bass violin, tenor banjo, mandolin, and percussion.  The hammered dulcimer is the lead instrument.

Produced by Joe Jewell for Featherstone Music
Engineered & mastered by Jon Raney
Digital Mastering and Graphic design at Raney Recording Studio
PO Box 17, Drasco, Arkansas, 72530 (870) 668-3222


Portraits Repainted

The following are 30 to 60 second clips. Total CD Running time is 64:20

The Songs:


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The Musicians

  • Joe Jewell -Hammered Dulcimer, Mandolin, Cittern and Guitar
  • Bob Murphy – Mandolin, Cittern, Tenor Banjo, Dobro and Lead Guitar
  • Bob Bielefeld – Wooden and Silver Flutes, Fife, REcorder, Tin Whistle
  • DeeAnn Gillispie -Fiddle
  • Malcom Smith – Viola
  • Martha Gay – Harp
  • Dennis Crouch – Upright Bass
  • Pam Kirby – Lead Vocal [#4, 11, 19a & 21]
  • Kay Thomas – Harmony Vocal [#4, 11, 19a & 21]
  • Jon Ramey – Percussion
  • Chuck Hughes – Snare Drum

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