New at Locrian Records
Following the outstanding success of
Moira Lawry's CD "Harp for Mind, Body and Spirit" Moira
has continued the musical idea of Celtic harp and classical guitar
with a new album. Passions is a fusion of unique musical personalities
combined to produce a perfectly blended and integrated performance.
A passionate marriage of the Celtic Harp and the Classical Guitar.
A window opened on a new world of sonorities through a beautiful
repertoire of Latino, Baroque and Celtic music.
Linda Rankin has fused her Scottish
and Celtic roots into an eclectic combination of trad-folk and
folk-rock, with a touch of blues, more than a hint of jazz and
tastes of Indian and Latin which make for a musical experience
unlike any other.Chris Finnen's guitar genius combines expertly
with Linda Rankin's atmospheric and hypnotic fiddle playing, while
Stephen Moribito's dynamic, yet highly interpretive percussion,
Phil Vidinis's electric keyboards and Peter Franche's funky bass
lines provide a tight musical combination.Korda will take you
on a musical journey through a diverse range of original and contemporary
tunes and songs that will have your heart soaring or make you
want to get up and dance.
Welcome to the soothing, gentle sounds
of Clairisma. This original, contemporary Celtic music with medieval
influences features haunting vocals and lush harmonies wrapped
in layers of keyboards, whistles and pipes reflecting our Celtic
heritage. Choir like vocals are accompanied by the following instruments:
Acoustic guitars, bass, grand piano, Hammond organ, mellotron,
harpsichord, keyboards, A Bb and C Irish whistles, shawm, Scottish
smallpipes A C and D, low whistles D and F, flute, recorder, button
accordion, bodhran, percussion and drums. If you enjoy the music
of Enya, Blackmore's Night or Capercaille this is an album you
An exciting new album featuring hurdy
gurdy and nyckelharpa in range of styles from folk though to African,
jazz and contemporary compositions. In every tune we hear the
hurdy gurdy and nyckelharpa accompanied by a mind blowing array
of instruments including concertina, guitar, cajon, fiddle, bouzouki,
button accordion, bendir, percussion, saxophone, flute, sopranino
recorder, descant recorder, tenor recorder, bassoon, clarinet
in Bb, viola, piano, harpsichord, piano accordion, cello, double
bass and percussion.
A collection of new songs based on the
experiences of Australian soldiers on the Western Front during
World War One ~ written and performed by Rita Lindsay and Flo
Bourke. The album features acoustic guitars, electric guitars,
piano, drums, Yidaki (didgeridoo), boomerangs, bass, hammond organ,
mellotron, accordion, keyboards, highland pipes and vocals performed
in English and Ngarrindjeri languages. The album follows in the
footsteps of the young Australian soldiers on their way to the
Western Front in 1914 - 1918. Stories unfold of their excitement,
their farewells, then the unexpected assault of trench warfare,
the loss of innocence, leave, hospitals, death and demobilisation.
The album seeks to capture as a moment in time each of the stages
in these young men's lives.
Roddy Gordon is a Scotsman who has been
in the music business in Scotland, London, Sydney and now the
Adelaide Hills for many years. He has a stunning blues voice,
somewhere between Joe Cocker, Jimmy Barnes and Ian Anderson of
Jethro Tull fame. Also a great guitarist, this album showcases
a range of acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica, bass and
drums in styles from folk to slide to root and blues.
Moira Lawry is Australia's premiere
Celtic harpist and this CD is a beautiful, gentle and relaxing
journey into classical and Celtic music. A gorgeous recording
and performance, this CD has been featured on ABC radio across
Australia and has been her fastest selling album. This is Moira's
first album with us, but her sixth album overall.
This is the second album from brilliant
Scottish fiddle player Linda Rankin, but unlike the first album
this CD features a vast array of instruments and styles. Stunning
bagpipe and fiddle reels are contrasted with dreamy vocals amid
lush keyboards with quirky jazz and Eastern melodies popping in
and out. If you enjoy Capercaillie, Enya, Wolfstone or Cotters
Bequest you are going to love this!
The long awaited solo album from the
composer of Australian Progressive Celtic ensemble "Cotters
Bequest". The album sits very comfortably in the genre of
Symphonic Progressive music and features swirling Mellotrons,
Minimoogs, Hammond organs and Prophet synthesisers in a soundscape
of moody introverted lyrics, soaring solos and haunting rhythms.
This is a concept album telling the true story of childhood friendships,
the descent into depression, revival, renewal and new life. In
the best musical traditions of early Genesis, The Moody Blues,
Pink Floyd and Peter Gabriel and continuing in the style of Porcupine
Tree, Spock's Beard and the Flower Kings.
The debut album from one of Australia's
newest Celtic bands. An exciting mix of original and traditional
pieces featuring piano, keyboards, accordion, trumpet, fiddle,
6 & 12 string acoustic and electric guitars, darbukas, djembe,
African talking drum, clay pot, berimbau, caxixi, tanpura, conga,
and rich vocal harmonies performed in Scottish Gaelic, Yiddish
and English languages. Featuring blues guitar legend Chris Finnen,
Scottish fiddle sensation Linda Rankin, English session trumpeter
Ian Dixon, English keyboard wizard Richard Chew and classical
soprano Cheryl Pickering.
Two albums of beautiful Celtic music
from one of Australia's best Celtic Ensembles. Ireland's traditional
instruments, the Harp and the Uilleann Pipes combine with strings
producing a delightful and unique interpretation of the music
of Ireland's best loved harper. Featuring : Jack Brennan - Uilleann
Pipes, whistles, recorder and bodhran; Jenny Smith - Cello; Moira
Lawry - Harp; Bartley O'Donnell - Fiddle; Lorene Roper - Harp;
Renata Faast - Violin
The long awaited third album from Australia's
progressive Celtic ensemble. A Celtic history of South Australia,
this album features the same group of musicians who appeared on
the previous two albums. The new CD explores the journeys of two
Irishmen Michael O'Loghlen and John Henry Cahill from the first
arrival at Port Adelaide in 1854 until the last death in 1911.
The album visits the Celtic communities in which they lived and
worked - Irish shanty towns, Cornish miners, Welsh smelters and
Scottish shepherds, as well as examining the ways of life of teamsters,
farmers and the Aboriginal clans of the Parnkalla and the Peramangk.
The musical styles covers a broad progressive spectrum from Gaelic
choirs to roaring reels, each track featuring the unique and distinctive
Cotters Bequest sound: soaring melodies, lush vocal harmonies
and a vast array of 33 instruments including Highland, Uilleann,
Northumbrian and Scottish Small pipes.
".....a Celtic King Crimson, ....
a smooth Clannad, Capercaillie & Wolfstone.... with a sprinkling
of Peter Gabriel"
The debut solo album from one of Australia's
best Uilleann Pipers. An exciting mix of traditional, classical,
popular and original tunes featuring uilleann pipes accompanied
by keyboards, guitars, oboe and percussion. Jack also is the Uilleann
piper with the pan Celtic band "Cotters Bequest".
The third CD from one of Australia's
most respected baritones, with songs ranging from classical Oratorios
to light popular. Recorded on location at Elder Hall, Wesley church
and Prine Alfred College chapel this CD once again displays the
rich, soaring voice of Robert Dawe. This third CD of Robert Dawe's
is a delightful collection of songs and arias ranging from classical
oratorio through German leider and English art songs to ballads
A magical album weaving ancient Celtic
myths and legends of Llywelyn, Merlin and Cuchulainn amid dreamy
landscapes of Celtic goddesses, festivals and eulogies underscored
by a positive toe-tapping celebration of life. This debut album
from a gifted songwriter features Celtic inspired songs woven
in a tapestry of guitars, keyboards, Irish whistles, Highland
pipes, violins, flutes and percussion. If you like your music
to have a portion of Capercaillie, a taste of Kate Bush, a sprinkling
of Peter Gabriel, with a waft of acoustic Led Zepplin - then this
is an album you must hear.
Well it's taken a while, but finally
the long awaited follow up CD from Loch'rien has arrived. Following
the highly successful and haunting debut album "Ancient Lands",
the new release features the original members of Loch'rien with
14 new original songs. This is the gentle sounds of Australian
contemporary Celtic Folk music whose haunting vocals wrapped in
whistles and highland pipes reflect our Scottish heritage.
Linda Rankin and Rita Sinclair-Wood
are Australia's latest fiddle and piano discovery. This debut
album is a beautiful collection of traditional and contemporary
tunes for the Scottish fiddle accompanied by Grand Piano, Highland
Pipes, Dijeridu, Keyboards, Bodhran and Jembe. If you enjoy the
playing of Alisdair Fraser, Natalie McMaster or Laura Risk - then
this is a CD you will enjoy.
A new CD from one of Australia's most
creative rock bands. The Loving Tongue are proud to announce the
release of their third album "Distant Dreams" a studio
double album fusing elements of progressive metal, epic rock and
world music and featuring vocals in English, Latin and Slavic
languages. "Distant Dreams" contains a vast array of
instruments including vintage Prophet and Arp synths, Irish whistles
and zither all complimenting the power trio format of guitar,
bass and drums.
A new CD from one of Australia's most
gifted exponents of the Scottish fiddle. Catherine Fraser and
Duncan Smith are two of Australia's most exciting fiddle and piano
duos. Having performed extensively in Australia, New Zealand,
Canada and the USA they have recorded their first CD. This is
a beautiful collection of traditional, contemporary and original
tunes, tastefully arranged and exquisitely performed.
Those of you who regularly compete in
freestyle dressage competitions will know the importance of the
well recorded and professionally presented soundtrack for your
performance. The ability to tailer the tempo of the music to suit
your horse in the walk, trot and canter sections of your competition
may well help you gain that competitive edge. Locrian Records
offers professional freestyle dressage recordings of your music
from as little as $AUS80.
At last! - a collection of oratorios
that have made Robert Dawe Australia's most highly regarded bass
baritone. Composers include Haydn, Handel, Mendelssohn and Bach
and feature "Elijah", "St Matthew Passion",
"Messiah", "Creation", "Joshua",
"Samson", "Seasons", "Cantata 142",
"Dettingen TeDeum" and "Acis and Galatea".
The CD also features the superb keyboard skills of Ashleigh Tobin,
Australia's most respected organist. 53 minutes of sheer power
and beauty for $US15, £9.70, $AUS25 including packing and
first class airmail to anywhere in the world.
Now you can record and release your
first CD, you lastest album, an EP or simply a promotional CD
from $AUS600 including recording, mixing, mastering and 50 professionally
produced CDs. Banjo Frog Studio, the recording arm of Locrian
Records, have now announced short run CD packages that allow bands,
solo artists and composers to get their music out into shops,
on the internet and into people's record collections at a price
everyone can afford.
A collection of beautiful, original
songs from Australia's most innovative Celtic ensemble. Cotters
Bequest has now released their new CD "Celtic Meditation"which
contains vocal and instrumental tracks performed in Irish, Scottish,
Manx, Cornish and English languages. If you like lush vocals,
rich harmonies and haunting atmospheric music - have a listen
to this album. On sale now.
After numerous requests from pipers
for an album of bagpipe tunes, Cotters Bequest has now released
their new CD "Bagpipe tunes for the 21st Century". The
CD contains instrumental tracks for the bagpipes ranging from
waltzes to reels to reggae with pieces for pipes and string quartet,
vocal ensembles and rock bands.
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