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Gabrielle Lanza - vocals and percussion
Kristen Planeaux - piano, flute, vocals, and percussion
Matthew Willman - fiddle
Christopher Wood - guitar and bass


1. Flying Home to Shelley (Paul Gitlitz) / Thomas Shrug (Thomas Bartlett)

We love opening a dance with these high-energy march-like tunes.


2. Cold Frosty Morning (Traditional) / Julia Delaney (Traditional)

You can't go wrong with these feisty traditional tunes.


3. Trip to Sado (Donal Lunny) / Snowden's Jig (Snowden Family)

We learned the first tune from our friends Karl and Deborah Clark Colón of Changeling; Matt picked up the second from the Carolina Chocolate Drops.


4. *Yonder Come Day (Traditional)

Kristen learned this Georgia Sea Islands song in the course of her music teacher training.


5. The Ragdoll's Waltz (Unknown)

Cirque du Soleil uses many hauntingly beautiful tunes in their work; this is one of them!


6. The Miller of Droghan (Traditional)

We heard the Mean Lids play a variation on this tune and knew we had to get our hands on it.


7. Water Under the Bridge (Thomas Turino) / Shady Grove (Traditional)

Matt brought us Tom Turino's lovely minor tune, which fits perfectly with one of our favorite tunes to sing.


8. *Kokoleoko (Traditional)

This West African folk song was another find from Kristen's music teaching experiences.


9. Kerr's Negro Jig (Traditional) / The Red Crow (Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh)

The first tune, taken from an 1870 songbook, was originally performed (on a gourd banjo) by the Carolina Chocolate Drops. We picked up Irish fiddler Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh's tune from a recording of the New England Dancing Masters.


10. Leaving Eden (Laurelyn Dossett)

This beautiful, sad song depicts the aftermath of mills closing down in the mill towns of the South.


11. The Parting Glass (Traditional)

A Scottish and Irish traditional song, often sung at the end of a gathering of friends. The earliest written mention of it dates to 1605, and it is probably much older. Our version is inspired by the Wailin' Jennys, and we've made some changes in the spirit of the folk process.


*Due to a duplication error, tracks 4 and 8 have been switched on our first round of discs.