Soundtrack

It is a gross understatement to say that music is, and always has been, extremely important to me. Music feels like it’s the life blood of my soul.

This novel has a soundtrack that comprises both the music that sustained me when I was younger, and while I was writing this story.

It’s not possible to have a favorite musician or band or song. There are so many incredible musicians and so much great music.  But there are some musicians who, for whatever reasons, have created material that touches me so deeply I can't even begin to imagine how to describe how their music nourishes and sustains me.  Between the sheer brilliance of much of this music and the unique circumstances surrounding my introduction to each tune or song, I can’t help but feel that I’ve found a way to transcend time and space itself. I’m in heaven when I hear this particular soundtrack.

Cheers!
— Judy

Tune: Breton Gavottes
Artist: Kevin Burke and Micheal O’Domhnaill
Album: Portland
Available: http://www.kevinburke.com
Song: Tomorrow Never Knows
Artist: Sheila Chandra
Album: Monsoon featuring Sheila Chandra
Available: from Amazon
Song: I Hate Myself For Loving You
Artist: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Album: Up Your Alley
Available: from Amazon
Song: Paranoid
Artist: Black Sabbath
Album: Paranoid
Available: from Amazon
Song: Songs From The Wood
Artist: Jethro Tull
Album: Songs From The Wood
Available: from Amazon
Song: Eirigh's Cuir Ort Do Chuid Éadaigh  -or-
Arise And Dress Yourself
Artist: Ceoltoiri
Album: Silver Apples Of The Moon
Available: http://karenashbrook.com
Song: Ride My See Saw
Artist: Moody Blues
Album: In Search Of The Lost Chord
Available: from Amazon
Song: Pleasant Valley Sunday
Artist: The Monkees
Album: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.
Available: from Amazon
Song: Twa Corbies
Artist: Steeleye Span
Album: Hark! The Village Wait
Available: from Amazon
Song: Sam Hall
(a brilliant version — poignant — the lyrics and melody are not at odds)
Artist: Ed Kuepper
Album: With A Knapsack On My Back
Available: from Amazon
Tune: Ginny Whitt's
(This is one of my husband's. When Ginny Whitt, in her late 80s, heard it for the first time, she was utterly delighted!)
Artist: Tom Adams
Album: Adams County Banjo
Available: from Amazon
Tune: Tom Morrison's/The Beare Island Reel/George White's Favourite/Dipping the Sheep
Artist: Kevin Burke and Micheal O’Domhnaill
Album: Portland
Available: http://www.kevinburke.com
Song: Never Got Off The Ground
Artist: Alison Krauss
Album: Forget About It
Available: from Amazon
Tune: Lake Erie Rainfall
Artist: Jim Brickman
Album: By Heart – Piano Solos
Available: from Amazon
Song: Bookends
Artist: Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel
Album: Bookends
Available: from Amazon
Tune: Boil The Breakfast Early
Artist: The Chieftains
Album: Boil The Breakfast Early
Available: from Amazon
Song: Wind To The West
Artist: Blue Highway
Album: Wind To The West
Available: from Amazon
Song: Court and Spark
Artist: Joni Mitchell
Album: Court and Spark
Available: from Amazon
Song: Cold Frosty Morn
Artist: Blue Highway
Album: Midnight Storm
Available: from Amazon
Song: Rider On An Endless Line
Artist: Tim Stafford
Album: Endless Line
Available: http://www.tim-stafford.com
Song: Happiness
Artist: Alison Krauss and Union Station
Album: So Long, So Wrong
Available: from Amazon
Song: Sitting On Top Of The World
Artist: Tom Adams and Michael Cleveland
Album: Live At The Ragged Edge
Available: from Amazon
Song: Loser
Artist: Three Doors Down
Album: The Better Life
Available: from Amazon
Song: Touch Of Gray
Artist: The Grateful Dead
Album: In The Dark
Available: from Amazon
Tune: March of the King of Laois / Lavalla
Artist: Jeff Moore and James Keene
Album: The Dove's Perch
Available: http://www.jeffmooremusic.com
Song: Riding on a Railroad
Artist: James Taylor
Album: Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon
Available: http://www.jamestaylor.com/music/discography
Tune: Reels: the Flogging Reel; the Ivy Leaf; Trim the Velvet
Artist: Mary Bergin
Album: Feadoga Stain 2
Available: from Amazon
Song: Two Soldiers
Artist: Blue Highway
Album: Through The Window Of A Train
Available: from Amazon
Tune: Johnny Doherty's Marches, Providence Reel
Artist: Karen Ashbrook
Album: Knock On The Door
Available: http://karenashbrook.com
Song: Amazing Grace
Artist: Lisa Moscatiello
Album: n/a
Available: http://lisamoscatiello.com/
Song: The Ballad Of The Green Berets
Artist: Sst. Barry Sadler
Album: Ballads Of The Green Berets
Available: from Amazon
Song: Get Out Of Denver
Artist: Eddie and the Hotrods
Album: Doing Anything They Wanna Do…
Available: from Amazon
Song: Uncle Fred
Artist: Blue Highway
Album: Still Climbing Mountains
Available: from Amazon
Tune: The Maids Of Mitchelstown
Artist: The Bothy Band
Album: Out Of The Wind, Into The Sun
Available: from Amazon
Tune: Baby Elephant Walk
(first heard this when learning to ice skate – very appropriate!)
Artist: Henry Mancini
Album: Appears on many compilation albums, it was composed for the movie "Hatari!"
Available: from Amazon
Song: Get Together
Artist: The Youngbloods
Album: The Youngbloods (re-released as Get Together)
Available: from Amazon
Song: Wings Of The Dawn (Prem Kavita)
Artist: Sheila Chandra
Album: Monsoon Featuring Sheila Chandra
Available: from Amazon
Song: Wonderful World
Artist: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Album: Facing Future
Available: from Amazon
Tune: Box Elder Beetles
Artist: Tom Adams
Album: Adams County Banjo
Available: from Amazon
Song: Walsh’s Hornpipe / The Old Torn Petticoat…
Artist: Kevin Burke and Micheal O’Domhnaill
Album: Promenade
Available: http://www.kevinburke.com