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Sarah Bauhan began playing the tin whistle at twelve years old, and started performing for the public two years later in Dudley Laufman's Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra. She was heavily influenced by the revival of Cel... more »
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Sarah Bauhan began playing the tin whistle at twelve years old, and started performing for the public two years later in Dudley Laufman's Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra. She was heavily influenced by the revival of Celtic music during the '70s and '80s. Through the years, Bauhan has performed at festivals, concerts, and dances around the country. She has also taught whistle and flute to both adults and children at dance camps, in schools, and in workshops. Her performance options range from a simple duo with a guitarist to a four-piece band including fiddle, guitar, bass, and piano. "A collection of both traditional and original instrumental material, and includes reels and ballads that display at every turn the effortless grace and buttery harmony of Bauhan's flute. Accompanied mainly by a spare, spry acoustic guitar, Bauhan is also joined memorably by pipes on the epic `Renn's March/Leaving Port Askaig.' As her flute sketches the insistent melody over strums of plaintive guitar, the pipes rise in the background until the triumphant breaking point where the piper fleshes out Bauhan's playing with grace and grandeur." -- All Music Guide
Beautiful inspiring Irish composition and performance
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sarah Bauhan has a wonderful style with her whistle and flute playing. I am particularly fond of the Abell whistles (Chris Abell, himself, lends a hand in the playing of this album). She actually composed most of the tunes on this album herself. I adore track 4: She Left a Star. This CD is a must-have for anyone interested in the sounds of Irish wind instruments. Enjoy!"
An Old Favorite
Timothy R. Woodruff | 09/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
The Untamed Grasses remains my favorite Celtic flute and whistle CD. It was one of the first Celtic CDs I bought; now I have over a hundred, but this one has enduring appeal.
An important part of that appeal is the mixture of lightning fast and more lilting, meditative melodies. Her playing has a great deal of feeling in it. I have a disc by someone else who races through everything as though pursued by a banshee, and in the end I get nothing from that one but the speed. Not so with Sarah! Her enthusiasm for her material and her sense of being connected to her materiel comes through.
A significant number of the tunes are her own compositions. I have to look at the notes to see which are her own and which are traditional, because they all go together to make a whole musical experience. This is dance music for the heart and mind!"