Laurel Martin

 

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THE GROVES

The Groves' was chosen by the Boston Irish Reporter as one of the top ten traditional Irish CDs for 2006!

"This recording captures an acoustic sound that is unpretentious and honest, supported by sensitive piano accompaniment from Beth Sweeney. Simple, understated elegance."  ~ Susan Gedutis Lindsay, Boston Irish Reporter, January 2007  (read more)

".......(Laurel) brings both a gentle touch and a penetrating intelligence to this music.....Laurel’s playing at first draws the listener in with a sense of quiet joy, and then proceeds to surprise and delight at every turn." ~ Sally Sommers Smith, Irish Music Magazine, March 2007 (read more)
 

"........(a) well crafted and entirely engaging debut album....Straight-up trad in a Clare sort of way, and very well done." ~ Brendan Taaffe, Fiddler Magazine, Spring 2007 (read more)
 

"I am delighted to welcome this inspiring new recording, which is very much rooted in the tradition, and which will add significantly to the canon of recorded Irish fiddle music. Well done, Laurel."  ~ Matt Cranitch, Cork

Available at Ossian USA

And at CD Baby

The Groves features Laurel Martin, fiddle, with Séamus Connolly, fiddle, Hilari Farrington, harp, Kathleen Guilday, harp, Benedict Koehler, uillean pipes, Nathaniel Martin, double bass, Mark Simos, guitar, Beth Sweeney, piano

Tracks
1   FAHEY’S / THE BUNCH OF RUSHES / MICHAEL DWYER’S 
2   SERGEANT EARLY’S / OLD AS THE HILLS / EDDIE MOLONEY’S 
3   THE GROVES 
4   OPEN THE DOOR FOR THREE / SÉAMUS GOODMAN’S 
5   MULLINGAR LEA / DASH TO PORTABELLO 
6   GOL NA MBAN SAN ÁR (THE CRYING OF THE WOMEN IN THE SLAUGHTER) 
7   MAN OF THE HOUSE / KATHLEEN LAWRIE’S WEDDING /FAHEY’S / THE CEILIER 
8   COME ALONG WITH ME / THE NIGHT DANCE / QUEEN OF THE FAIR 
9   THE DOWNFALL OF PARIS 
10  LADY GORDON’S / LORD GORDON’S 
11  BYRNE’S / THE NEW CENTURY  
12  TIE THE RIBBON / THE HUNTER’S PURSE / MONEY IN BOTH POCKETS 
13  OISIN MAC DIARMADA’S / NÓRA CRIÓNA