Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds
I’m not usually a huge fan of instrumental music. Being a singer however closeted, and not a musician (I can play chopsticks but that’s about it) I tend to rely more on voices and words for my musical enjoyment.
I can certainly appreciate instrumental music for what it is, but I always feel like there’s something missing.
That said, this is a lovely record. Tara Linhardt plays the mandolin and has written all the songs here other than the traditional ones.
Some of these songs have a Celtic feel but others like “Gypsy in the Woodshed” sound almost bluegrass and as you might guess, “Bond Street Blues” is, well, bluesy.
Its’ a nice mixtures of styles and the musicianship is obviously very good. If you’re looking to expand your library of background/dinner party music this is a good bet.
Posted on November 12, 2006
Listen to track samples
1. Spider’s Run
2. Monroe’s Hornpipe
3. Bagmati Flood Medley
4. Lonesome Rambles
5. Bond Street Blues
6. Trolls Polska
7. Little Liza Jane
8. Gypsy in the Woodshed
9. Old Man on the Mountain