Matt Schwarz - The Journeyman Harper

MATT SCHWARZ: The Journeyman Harper
1-Morgan Meaghan 2-Bransle 3-Branle Gay 4-Sollero Langdans 5-Smash The Windows 6-Return From Fingall 7-Kringellek fran Gagnef 8-Bianco Fiore 9-Lamento di Tristano/La Rotta 10-Harvest Home 11-Tanz 12-Estampie 13-Brian Boru’s March 14-Ex Semine 15-Var Det Du 16-Fairy Dance 17-Parson’s Farewell Matt has finally recorded a CD of the solo harp music he performs at Renaissance Festivals. A mixture of renaissance, medieval, and traditional Irish and Swedish pieces. Listen and buy at CD Baby
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Matt Schwarz - The Lost Way

MATT SCHWARZ: The Lost Way
1 - Robin Hood & Little John (trad.) - 7:20 2 - The Faerie Queene (Schwarz) - 5:10 3 - The Woode So Wylde (Schwarz) - 2:19 4 - Lord Lovell (trad.) - 4:22 5 - Scarborough Faire (trad.) - 3:33 6 - I Long To Feel A Gentle Breeze (Schwarz) - 2:18 7 - Seasons (Schwarz) - 2:35 8 - Little Katie (trad.) - 5:22 9 - The Lost Way (Schwarz) - 2:16 10 - To The Distant Beloved (Schwarz) - 3:56 11 - Farewell and Fare-thee-well (Schwarz) - 3:40 . . . . . . . . . . Personnel: Matt Schwarz - vocals, acoustic guitar, flute, mandolin, Celtic harp, lap dulcimer; with special guests: Bonnie Filipak - vocals; Steve Klem - mandolin; Todd Lanka - cello and bass violin . . . . . . . . . . An all-acoustic foray into folk and traditional music. The musical influences are Renaissance, Celtic, and the late-60's/early-70's British folky side of bands like Jethro Tull, the Strawbs, Fairport Convention, and Pentangle. The lyrics often bear the marks of British folklore or 19th century poetry (the fan-favorite title track was influenced by Lord Dunsany's "King of Elfland's Daughter"). The traditional songs tend to be fully arranged (e.g., the ancient Scandinavian ballad "Little Katie" features harmony flutes, harp, cello, and male & female vocals), whereas the originals are usually guitar/vocal with a touch of flute or mandolin. "The Woode So Wylde" is a medieval-sounding, fingerstyle acoustic guitar solo and "Farewell & Fare-thee-well" is a Celtic flute solo written in memory of Matt's grandfather. Listen and buy at CD Baby
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Castle Musicale - Irish Jam

Matt Schwarz guests on harp for 14 of the 20 tracks on this instrumental CD of Irish jigs and reels, with the rest of the group on tin whistle, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and percussion. See Castle Musicale website for more details

Castle Musicale - A Medieval Christmas

Castle Musicale: A Medieval Christmas
Matt Schwarz guests on harp for about 1/3 of this CD. From the Castle Musicale website: "CASTLE MUSICALE MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS-The CD features fourteen Medieval and Renaissance Christmas songs featuring recorders, hurdy gurdy, gemshorns, crumhorns, portative organ, fiddle, and percussion. It is available for $5 + shipping. Please contact info@castlerockorchestra.org for purchase information." Available from Castle Rock Orchestra website

Sarabande

SARABANDE: Sarabande
1-The Bucks Of Oranmore - 1:55 2-Sumer Is Icumen In - 2:15 3-Gypsy Medley (By The Stream/Klezmer Waltz/BLack Eyes) - 3:40 4-La Mourisque - 1:30 5-Give Me Your Hand - 2:20 6-Reels (Considine's Grove/Sleepy Maggie/Drowsy Maggie) - 2:20 7-The Chamberlain Is Now Our Squire/Allemande - 2:15 8-Gloomy Sunday - 1:20 9-Romanian Train Song 2:05 10-The Star Of Munster - 3:05 11-Fortune My Foe/Dulcina 1:40 12-Sarabande 4:00 13-Kalinka 2:40 14-Hee-da-rum, Haw-da-rum 2:00 15-Prince Rupert's March 1:50 16-Jigs (Paddy The Piper/Smash The Windows) - 2:57 17-Come Follow -1:55 18-The Basso - 2:30 Personnel: Matt Schwarz (guitar, flute, and harp); Lisa Thompson (flute, tin whistle, clarinet, and recorders); Maria Gavilanes (percussion and guitar; Julia "flaming fingers" Hull (fiddle and violin) Sleepy Hollow guitarist Matt Schwarz's Renaissance group. The all-instrumental debut CD contrasts sizzling jigs and reels and wild gypsy music with plaintive Irish airs and pretty Renaissance pieces. listen and buy at CD Baby

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