Yellow Rose - Beginnings
   

This CD is the first recorded by Yellow Rose. Yellow Rose is made up of Helen Johnson, Laura Schiller, and Cindy Speer with guest performer Margaret Gaspard. These performers are well received at festivals and historical, social, church, period dance, and other types of functions. This first CD contains the types of music which originally brought them together as a group. Helen Johnson is better known as an arranger and teacher of mountain dulcimer and psaltery music. Her books of arrangements appear elsewhere on this web site. Laura Schiller is a multi-talented performer playing violin, hammered dulcimer, tin whistle, recorder, and spoons. Cindy Speer teaches and plays both rhythm and solo guitar. Margaret Gaspard teaches elementary school music and appears on this CD playing tin whistle, although she also plays multiple instruments.

All members of the group are active in
their churches and perform regularly at
various functions. It is their hope that you
will enjoy this CD as much as they enjoyed
making it. Following is a list of the songs
included and their sources
.
   
Star of the County Down (1); Traditional, 3:11
Connaught Man's Ramble (2) with Larry O'Gaff (3); Traditional, 2:51
Annie Laurie with Ash Grove (1); Scottish Traditional, 4:16
Leather Britches (4), Traditional, 1:58
Emily's Tune; Speer (5) with Soutwind (1); Traditional, 3:15
Kitchen Girl with Cold Frosty Morning (2); Traditional, 2:43
Blind Mary with Bridget Cruise (6); O'Carolan, 4:09
O'Keefe's Slide (2) with Road to Lisdoonvarna (1); Traditional, 3:03
Coleman's March; Traditional, 3:50
Nancy (3); Traditional, 3:11
Captain O'Kane with Down the Brae (2); O'Carloan/Traditional, 3:49
Shenandoah (1); Traditional, 2:51
Morrison's Jig (2); Traditional, 2:08
 
(1) Based on an arrangement by Helen Johnson published in "Tunes and Ballads for the Mountain Dulcimer (and Friends)"
(2) Based on an arrangement by Helen Johnson published in "Fiddlin' Around on the Mountain Dulcimer (with Friends)"
(3) Based on an arrangement by Neil Gaston. Used by Permission.
(4) Based on an arrangement by Larry Conger. Used by Permission.
(5) Copyright 1998. C.K. Speer. Used by Permission.
(6) Based on an arrangement by Shelley Stevens. Used by Permission.
 
This CD may be purchased directly through the order blank on this web site or calling Helen Johnson at 979-297-7015. The price is $10 plus $2 for shipping and handling.
 

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