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Song of the Irish Whistle 1
Genres: World Music, New Age, Pop
Eileen Ivers is one of the guest musicians on this, the solo album from the tin whistle virtuoso of the all-female Irish American folk band Cherish the Ladies. Like Ivers, Madden is a Senior All-Ireland champion on her ins... more »
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Eileen Ivers is one of the guest musicians on this, the solo album from the tin whistle virtuoso of the all-female Irish American folk band Cherish the Ladies. Like Ivers, Madden is a Senior All-Ireland champion on her instrument and has modernized traditional tunes by adding synthesizers (courtesy of producer and new-age star Brian Keane) and electric bass. On this all-instrumental album, Madden doesn't pursue Ivers' improvisational flights but rather an atmospheric lushness of sound. At times, the recording threatens to lapse into mood music, but the sturdiness of the traditional tunes and the piercing purity of Madden's tone prevent that. Instead the pop touches merely provide an inviting setting for the lyrical whistle lines. --Geoffrey Himes
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Becky S. from FORT MILL, SC
Reviewed on 3/20/2012...
This cd is just beautiful. I got it for my daughter who is learning to play the pennywhistle, and she listens to it all day.
What A Great Recording!
Glenn R. Ellison | Pembroke Pines, Florida United States | 08/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was in the "International" section of a record store and this CD was in the front of one the rows. I play the flute and pennywhistle so naturally, I was curious. I took a chance, bought it and was incredibly impressed. Now, don't get me wrong, just because I play these instruments doesn't mean that I absolutely adore any kind of Celtic music. But, let me tell you, I'm not lying when I say that Joanie Madden's version of the beautiful tune "Down By The Sally Gardens" alone is worth the price of the CD. Of course, there's lots more here to enjoy."
An absolute treasure
Mark Hennicke | A stone's throw from Carnegie Hall | 03/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Joanie Madden's "Song of the Irish Whistle" is one of my very favorite cds of all time. Very much like the Irish themselves, the music is sometimes mournful, sometimes joyful, sometimes thoughtful and sometimes prayerful. Madden's playing is a treasure to listen to and absolutely beautiful. If I'm not mistaken, an Irish tin whistle is a very small and inexpensive musical instrument, but the sounds that Joanie Madden creates on this cd are pure gold. Anyone who loves Irish music of any stripe will be enthralled with this recording; the tunes it contains, in the hands of a master musician like Madden, are just gorgeous! I'm fairly convinced that it would not be possible to dislike this fine compact disc. It nobly evokes images of a grand and peaceful place, the Ireland of our dreams. Highly recommended to anyone who appreciates splendid music making!"