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Heart’s Ease This recording was recognized as the Album of the Year (String Music) by the National Association of Independent Record Distributors. It is an instrument CD featuring Celtic and classical music on the hammered dulcimer accompanied by guitar, cello, violin, flute, harpsichord and piano. Good For the Tongue, Etude in C, Heart’s Ease/Liliburlero, Hewlett, Sonata in G, Invention in A-minor, Dawning of the Day/Planxty Irwin/O’Carolan’s Draft, Circle Dance, Sonatina in C, Nonesuch/Childgrove/Alman/Miss Wharton Duff/Welsh’s Hornpipe
A Place Apart Hammered and mountain dulcimers, guitar, cello, bass and singing. “Shenandoah,” from this recording, has been used in several National Public Television programs. From a Distance, Craggy Knob, Try to Remember, Furry Day Carol, Autumn Leaves, We’ll Sing The Night Away, Many Butterflies, Dancing at Whitsun, Vigils, Shenandoah.
Songs Of Earth & Sea Madeline's ancestors made their way from England and Scotland to Newfoundland and Cape Breton, where the sea continued to be a meaningful part of their lives. Because of that heritage she is often called by the silkies, the waves and by beautiful songs back to the sea from her home near Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Hori Horo, I Walk In Beauty, New Spring Waltz, Wait 'Til The Clouds Roll By, The Ash Grove, Shenandoah Spring, Hava Nashira, The Water Is Wide, Appalachian Round, Maddie's Garden, Blow The Wind Southerly, Wild Mountain Thyme, An Eriskay Love Lilt.
Morning Has Broken Madeline transports the listener through favorite songs and hymns that resonate deep within her. Her singing, hammered dulcimer and mountain dulcimer are joined by guitar, handbells, cello, bass and friends sharing their voices. Here I am Lord, Sweet Hour of Prayer, Let All Things Now Living, Weave, Shall We Gather, This is My Father’s World, Dona Nobis Pacem, Morning Has Broken, In The Garden, Precious Lord, How Can I Keep From Singing.
Heaven & Angels Sing Beloved Christmas carols and songs (solo and ensemble) are joined by hammered dulcimer, guitar, cello, harp and handbells. O Come O Come Emmanuel, In the Bleak Midwinter, Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod), Angels We Have Heard on High, Lo How a Rose e’er Blooming, The Holly and The Ivy, Lo How a Rose e’er Blooming, What Child is This?, Joy to the World, Bells of Christmas, O Holy Night, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Ding Dong Merrily on High, Silent Night.
The Crowning Of The Year Dulcimers, guitar, cello, flute and voices celebrate music of Advent, Christmas and the New Year. Welcome Yule, People Look East, Veni Immanuel, The Cherry Tree Carol, I Wonder as I Wander, Balletti a Cinque Voci, In the Bleak Midwinter, Wondrous Love, Bring a Torch Jeannette Isabella, Ding Dong Merrily on High, Still Still Still, Child of my Heart, Coventry Carol, Candlemas Eve, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Auld Lang Syne.
Across The Blue Ridge Ralph Lee Smith, a dulcimer historian, and Madeline met in Shenandoah National Park in 1974. On this recording, Maddie and Ralph play dulcimers and sing old-time tunes they have loved and performed through the years. Waterbound, Somebody’s Tall and Handsome, Scarborough Fair, The Old Woman and the Pig, The Storms are on the Ocean, Who’s Going to shoe your Pretty Little Foot, Going to Boston, When are you Coming to see Me, Land of Promise, The Colorado Trail, Chickens are a’Crowin’, Shenandoah, Old Man at the Mill, Pretty Little Turtle Dove, My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains.