Come Gentle Night
— Sue Richards with Ensemble Galilei.
Ensemble Galilei is a group of six women performing Celtic, Early, and original
music. This project focuses on the music of Shakespeare's era, both English and
Celtic, and original
music inspired by the prolific bard. Instruments: Celtic harp, fiddle,
Scottish smallpipes, viola da gamba, oboe and recorders, and percussion. Music
includes: Child Grove, Woodycock, Joy to the Person of My Love, Lillibulero,
Apples in Winter.
Grey Eyed Morn —
Sue Richards. Solo Celtic Harp, with several other
instruments as "back-up" on half the cuts. These include fiddle, viola
da gamba, and guitar. Scottish and Irish music with one Welsh tune,
"Nyth Y Gwcw", heard on "Thistle and Shamrock" every year.
All instrumental. Includes the popular "Songs for Calling the Seals,"
and "Leaving St. Kilda." Also "Mairi's Wedding," "Jock
O'Hazeldean," and "Roslyn Castle."
Hazel Grove —
Sue Richards. Solo Celtic Harp with several of my
friends. Billy McComiskey on button accordian, Carolyn Surrick on viola da
gamba, Calum MacKinnon on Scottish fiddle, and others. This album is a journey
into the magical grove of hazel trees, where musical stories will enchant you.
Tunes include The Musical Priest, Banjo Breakdown, Brian Boru, The Hazel Grove,
and several O'Carolan compositions.
Morning Aire —
Sue Richards. Traditional Irish and Scottish harp
music with lively strathspeys, reels, and haunting airs. This
all-instrumental album won WAMMIE awards for 1993 "Album of the Year,"
and "Best Traditional Folk Album." Back-up instruments include
fiddle, viola da gamba, guitar, button accordian, and piano. Includes
"The Rights of Man" and "Irish Lamentation Waltz,"
"Fanny Poer," "Haughs of Cromdale," and "Cro Kintaile."
Women of Ireland
— Sue Richards with Ceoltoiri Band.
Ceoltoiri ("kyul-torry"-Irish gaelic for Musicians) is three women:
Sue Richards on Celtic harp, Karen Ashbrook on hammered dulcimer, and Connie
McKenna on vocals and guitar. This many-layered CD is the latest offering from a
lovely Irish American band. Connie's songs in Gaelic and English are a delight,
with delicate and powerful backing by Karen and Sue. Includes the title song, "The Cruel Sister," "Caledonia," and others, as well as sparkling
Irish jigs and reels.