Recorded live on September 21, 2019, in Downtown Frankfort’s The Garden Theater, A Celtic Summertide brings you front and center for our celebration of Celtic music and storytelling. This 18-track collection of in-house arrangements and original compositions invites you to embark with us on a journey across the Celtic realm with music and legends from Ireland, Scotland, and beyond!
To purchase your copy of A Celtic Summertide, we hope you’ll visit our CD table at any of our seasonal concerts. There, you can find our recordings along with other fun Manitou Winds merchandise and know 100% of your purchase directly benefits our ensemble’s growing mission and outreach. We hope to soon offer the album in select local retailers as well, so be on the lookout for announcements.
For our friends living outside the Northern Michigan area, the CD will soon be available for purchase via CD Baby where you can place an order and have it shipped to you, or purchase mp3s to download directly to your preferred device.
Manitou Winds’ musicians are volunteers. Creation of this second album was only made possible through support from our community — folks just like you! We’re forever grateful for your support and are eager to share our music with you! Sales of A Celtic Summertide will enable us to continue performing free concerts throughout Northern Michigan, collaborating with local artists of all kinds, and growing our mission of spreading inspiration and the intimate joy of chamber music.
A Celtic Summertide
Recorded live from our September 2019 performance at The Garden Theater in Downtown Frankfort, this album captures all the excitement and energy of the concert featuring special guest soprano Emily Curtin Culler. Thanks to the expert recording, mixing, and mastering by Michael Culler, you’re guaranteed the best seats in the house any time! Highlights from the album include:
Willow Song (Baint Áirnidhe faoi Ghílúr na gCraobh) – (2019) Jason combed a book of historic Irish tunes to uncover the history behind this melancholy but soothing melody and then brought it to life again in a new composition for clarinet, guitar, and harp. Read more about it in our Manitou-Zine.
Happy Feet – (2019) Laura composed this toe-tapping tune as a follow-up to her mellow Summer Waltz which was featured on our first album (First Flight). Follow in the footsteps of a child dancing an impromptu reel fueled by runs and turns by flute, clarinet, guitar, and harp. Read more about it in our Manitou-Zine.
The Goodman o’ Wastness – Jan performs a traditional Orkney legend, transporting us to those rugged island shores for a chance encounter with the mysterious Selkie folk in a bittersweet tale of unrequited love.
O’Carolan’s Symphony – (2018) Jason re-imagined four classic tunes by Ireland’s most famous composer, Turlough O’Carolan, expanding and arranging them for flute, clarinet, horn, bassoon, and harp. Each movement takes us to a different home in the heart of the Emerald Isle. Read more about it in our Manitou-Zine.
Thank you for your generous support! We look forward to sharing A Celtic Summertide with each of you!