On the western plains of nineteenth century America,
intoxicating Gaelic melodies drifted through the evening
air at many a cowboy campfire and during lonely shifts at night guard. These songs were brought over from Ireland and Scotland, and often refitted with lyrics to suit the singer’s new occupation. When you’re in the middle of nowhere, nothing lifts your spirits more than a familiar tune from home. Cowboy Celtic and Cowboy Ceilidh are mostly instrumental collections which melt the rolling hills of Ireland into the dusty trails of Texas, and the rugged Scottish Highlands into the majestic Alberta Rockies. Recorded in Ireland, Scotland, the United States and Canada with the finest Celtic musicians, these recordings by David Wilkie seamlessly mesh these related traditions and create a truly stirring and unique Celtic music experience.
Cowboy Ceilidh/High Noon •The Cowboy’s Lament (The Bard of Armagh)/Kean O’Hara •The Water is Wide •Bucking Bronco •Buffalo Gals/The Old Chisolm Trail/The Blacksmith’s Reel •Wind in the Wire •Buffalo Skinners/Clifford’s Polka •The Ballad of Nate Campion/The Black Nag •Nil Se Ina La/Border Affair •Buccaneer-Buckaroo/McCarthy’s Waltz •Bridget Cruise/Doney Gal/Give Me Your Hand •Farewell to Coigach