Unbroken

2019 ECMA WINNER for INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING

 

 

 

1. A, D, F, Be Mine... er medley - 5:09
So I’m Off With the Good St. Nicholas Boat (J.Scott Skinner)
Paddy’s Trip to Scotland (Traditional)
Dan Galbey’s Reel (Traditional)
The Star of Munster (A dorian reel)

Richard Wood - fiddle, piano, djembe
Gordon Belsher - guitar, sound design (bodhrán, bass, drums)


2. The Great Loxodonta
(Richard Wood) - 4:30

Richard Wood - fiddle, synth
Gordon Belsher - guitar, sound design (synth bass, drums, strings)


3. Colburn’s Delight
(Richard Wood) - 4:11

Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher fiddle & guitar (live off the floor)
Natalie Williams Calhoun - cello

 

4. Rainy Daze medley - 4:40
Rainy Daze (Richard Wood)
Wissahickon Drive Reel (Liz Carroll)
December 2nd (Ward MacDonald)
Rachel Rae (John Lowe)

Richard Wood - fiddle, piano
Skip Holmes - guitar, bouzouki

 

5. Ceilidh Funk (Phil Cunningham) 3:03

Richard Wood - fiddle, piano, organ, vocals
Gordon Belsher - acoustic guitar, sound design (bass, drums)
Remi Arsenault - electric guitar
Mike Cowie - trumpet
Todd MacLean - saxophone


6. Leaving Stoer (Ivan Drever) - 4:11

Richard Wood - fiddle
Gordon Belsher - guitar
Brad Fremlin - piano

 

7. Scottish/Irish/Galician Jig medley - 5:52
Francis (Bert) MacDonald - (Frances E. [Bert] MacDonald)
The Box Man - (Liz Carroll)
Choupana - (Xosé Manuel Fernôndez Costas) 

Richard Wood - fiddle, piano, djembe, percussion, hand claps
Gordon Belsher - guitar, sound design (bodhrán, kick drum)
Skip Holmes - bouzouki
Brad Fremlin - snare

 

8. Midnight G minor Fantasia (Traditional, arranged by Richard Wood) - 4:28

Richard Wood - fiddle, synth
Gordon Belsher - sound design (drone track)
Teresa Doyle - vocal
Brad Fremlin - saw

 

9. Richard and Faye’s Return medley - 4:02
Miss Ann Campbell (Dan R. MacDonald)
Stiffen ‘m Brenda (Howie MacDonald)
Richard & Faye’s Return (Brenda Stubbert)

Richard Wood - fiddle, piano, djembe, tambourine, spoons
Gordon Belsher - sound design (bodhrán, bouzouki)
Remi Arsenault - guitar
Brad Fremlin - snare

 

10. Kings Court / The Mute Parrot - 4:04
(Richard Wood & Courtney Hogan-Chandler/Richard Wood)

Richard Wood - fiddle, trumpet synth, piano, harpsichord
Gordon Belsher - sound design (bodhrán, bouzouki, guitar, bass)

 

11. Finnegan’s Lullaby (Richard Wood) - 4:39

Richard Wood - fiddle, piano
Gordon Belsher - guitar
Natalie Williams Calhoun - cello

 

12. Circle Prologue - 0:34

Caleb Acorn - vocal and drum


13. Will the Circle be Unbroken - 6:47
(Traditional, with additional lyrics by Faye Williams & Gordon Belsher)

Richard Wood - fiddle, piano, organ, claps, fingers, tambourine
Remi Arsenault - guitar, bass
Gordon Belsher - sound design (drums), vocal
Todd MacLean - saxophone
Eddy Quinn - vocal
Joey Kitson - vocal
Janet McGarry - vocal
Serge Bernard - vocal
Peggy Clinton - vocal
Kendall Docherty - vocal
Brady MacDonald - vocal
Charlene Belsher - vocal
Jolee Patkai - vocal
Teresa Doyle - vocal
Amy Argent - vocal
Kelley Mooney - vocal
Jon Matthews - vocal
Jill Chandler - vocal
Shelley Montreuil - vocal

 

Recording Produced by Richard Wood & Co-produced by Gordon Belsher
Engineered and Mixed by Gordon Belsher: Guernsey Cove Parlour Productions, PEI

Mastered by Bob Ludwig: Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine


Additional recording:
Pat Riley - Halifax
Mike Cowie Music Productions - Halifax
Serge Bernard - Hilltop Studio, PEI
Jon Matthews - The Sound Mill, PEI

Cover:
Graphic Design - Raymond Arsenault: TechnoMedia, Charlottetown, PEI
Photography - Lorne Miller (pixbylorne), Charlottetown, PEI