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Canadian mandolin player David Wilkie, accompanied by the string band of Terry and Jeremiah McDade brothers and violinist Shannon Johnson, explores the connection between traditional Celtic music and cowboy music on this largely instrumental disc. With a few original tunes blended in, the tracks are mostly Scottish and Irish melodies that made their way to America where they acquired Western associations and titles like "Shenandoah" and "The Colorado Trail." In Wilkie and the McDades' arrangements, they are returned to their Celtic origins, although they remain recognizable as Western songs. The album has a melancholy tone occasionally enlivened by fast picking and by Wilkie's humorous imagining of history in "Custer Died a-Runnin'," one of his two vocals along with another of his originals, "Tempting the Salmon to Come to the Fly." Wilkie makes his point about the connection between Celtic music and cowboys in a way that will please fans of both genres.


Genre: Country

Jahre aktiv: '80s, '90s, '00s

During the 19th century pioneer days of America, immigrants brought traditional European folk music to their new homeland, influencing the audio mélange that became country & western music by the 1920s and '30s. Half a century later, mandolin player Dave Wilkie attempted to bring authentic Celtic melodies back to the cowboy music they had influenced, on his Celtic Cowboy LP. He first began playing the mandolin in 1970 near his home in Victoria, British Columbia. Wilkie's first album, 1977's The...
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Cowboy Celtic, David Wilkie
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