Branching Out - CD Album
  • Branching Out - CD Album
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"A fabulous album by a group of musicians who quite obviously know their craft inside out" - John Phillpott, The Living Tradition

"Carefully constructed, well worth its place in any folk collection, and a thorough enjoyment throughout” - Tim Carroll, FolkWords

14 tracks including many of Ian's original compositions along with his striking arrangements of traditional tunes from the Scottish, Irish and English traditions. Featuring guest singer Colette Todd, former solo vocalist in world tours of 'Riverdance' and 'Lord of the Dance'.

Tracklist:

  1. Country Rounds
  2. Winter's Frozen Droplets with Scarborough Fair
  3. Some Folks
  4. The Dark Island
  5. Balkan Dance
  6. Portencross
  7. Tree of Life
  8. Cooley's Reel
  9. Paddy McCarthy
  10. The Dark Traveller
  11. Pastime with Good Company
  12. Kate Dalrymple / Bag of Praties
  13. Grace
  14. Kerry Polka / Terry Teahan's

Kings & Folk are: Ian King - piano, Claire King - fiddle, Helen Izod - whistle/flute/vocals, David King - djembe drum

Guests on the album: James King - percussion, Colette Todd - vocals, David Cowell - guitar

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A Worcestershire Song Cycle - CD Album
  • A Worcestershire Song Cycle - CD Album
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Music by Ian C King, words by Chris Jaeger MBE. Commissioned for the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester, August 2011.

Includes 7 songs and 2 instrumentals for tenor, soprano, 3 violins and 2 pianos. This is a classical work with a strong folk influence, the first time such a combination of genres had been commissioned by the Three Choirs Festival.

The album includes four ‘English Folk Tune Settings’ - two striking arrangements of 'Scarborough Fair’ - one upbeat and bold, the other slow and emotive; a minimalist version of ‘English Country Garden / Shepherd's Hey’ and Ian's original ‘Country Rounds.’

Performers: Wilhelm Theunissen - tenor, Hannah Atherton - soprano, Claire Worboys - soprano, Shulah Oliver - violin, Claire King - violin, Theresa Mountain - violin, Amanda Bilson - violin, Ian King - pianos

Five of the songs in ‘A Worcestershire Song Cycle’ are radically revised versions of tunes on Ian's first CD ‘from Root to Sky’ – if you know the earlier CD you may find it interesting to hear how these pieces were adapted to express the mood of Chris Jaeger’s words. Four of the instrumentals are also on both albums with new titles to reflect the Worcestershire theme. It is recommended to buy one CD or the other.

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from Root to Sky - CD Album
  • from Root to Sky - CD Album
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‘From Root to Sky’ is Ian's first CD. It is a collection of 14 tracks for violin, piano and voice, including Ian's original music as well as innovative arrangements of traditional tunes from England and Scotland. It also features 2 songs performed by Colette Todd, former soloist in 'Riverdance' and 'Lord of the Dance'.

Performers: Ian King - piano, Claire King - violin, Theresa Mountain - violin/viola, Amanda Bilson - violin, Colette Lewis-Todd - vocals

Recording, engineering and artwork by Scott Lannie at The Music Chamber - www.musicchamber.co.uk

Five of the songs/instrumentals in ‘from Root to Sky’ were radically revised for the CD 'A Worcestershire Song Cycle' – you may find it interesting to hear how these pieces were adapted to express the mood of Chris Jaeger’s words. Four of the instrumentals are also on both CDs with new titles to reflect the Worcestershire theme of the Song Cycle.

It is recommended to buy one CD or the other.

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