We are excited to announce that our first CD, Celtic Chamber Music, is almost ready for release! This crossover album combines the haunting, dynamic melodies of the Celtic tradition with the grace and lyricism of Classical chamber music. Recorded live at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston, the pieces on this album are a conversation between violin and piano through the rich landscape of the Celtic spirit.
Now, here’s where YOU come in: The recording/editing process is finished, as is the cover design, but there’s one last step to go before we can unleash our CD on the world. The manufacturing of CDs and their cases (a.ka., “replication”) costs money… more money than we can easily afford to put down on our very first album venture. If you would like to be a part of making Celtic Chamber Music a reality, please consider donating whatever amount you feel comfortable giving. Big or small, your contributions mean a great deal to us, because it means our music has touched you in some way.
And don’t forget, there’s something in it for you! (besides that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you donate to a good cause) Be they free downloadable tracks, an autographed copy of the CD, an exclusive downloadable single not featured on the album, a painting or composition created just for you, or a concert in your own home, we have all sorts ways to express our gratitude for different levels of donation.
Thank you for taking the time to check out our project. We can’t wait to share Celtic Chamber Music with listeners everywhere, but we can only do that with your help!
With warmest wishes,
Samantha & Tim
Title: “Celtic Chamber Music”
Artists: Samantha Gillogly (violin) & Tim Maurice (piano); w/ special guests Roselie Samter (viola) & Zoya Shereshkova (cello)
Label: Unsigned (this is a self-released album)
Release date: December 2011
Format: CD and digital download
1. The Beauties of Autumn/The Road to Lisdoonvarna/Morrison's Jig
2. Anach Cuan/Carolan's Dream
3. Star of the County Down
4. The Princess Royal/Mr. O'Connor
5. An Alarc'h/Brian Boru's March/Glennlivet
6. My Lagan Love
7. King of the Fairies/The Warlocks/The Butterfly
8. Young Catherine/James Bethag
9. Saith Nos Olau/Gryffyth ap Cynan's Delight/Sospan Fach/Nydd y Gwcw
10. Mr. Lowe's Waltz
11. Red Red Rose
About the Artists:
Born in Los Angeles, violinist/violist/composer Samantha Gillogly began her musical training at age six on the island of Martha's Vineyard, and now holds a Bachelor’s in Performance from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Fluent in an extensive list of classical repertoire, from Adams to Zelenka, she is also an avid fan and performer of traditional Irish, Scottish and other Celtic and roots genres. As a soloist, she has appeared on NBC-TV's Chronicle news magazine, performed for President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush and for President William and Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton, and concertized in numerous recitals, competitions and private functions throughout the U.S. From 2007-2011 she was the principal violist of the Boston Civic Symphony, and in 2008 joined Billboard's chart-topping composer, Tim Janis, as a violinist in the Tim Janis Ensemble. In 2009, she was a member of the innovative Youtube Symphony Orchestra, which performed live at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Michael Tilson-Thomas.
Born in Maine, pianist/composer Tim Maurice has written and recorded music for a number of independent film projects in New England, including short films, feature length films, contests, and web series. He studied piano at Bates College in Lewiston, ME and holds a Bachelor’s in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Tim is the recipient of the 2009 BMI Film Scoring Scholarship. He has performed with the Boston New Music Initiative, recorded at WGBH’s Fraser Studio, and was part of the music preparation team for the NBC television movie Captain Drake. Independent films he has composed for include Karma’s Choice (entered into the Boston Film Festival) and Lyrics of My Life (screened at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival). He also scored the mystery/crime drama web series, Gavin Lance, and is an arranger for the educational iPad app, Piano Player Plus.
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