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.
The Trail to Mexico/In the Tap Room/The Banshee •Shenandoah •Little Joe, the Wrangler •The Lily of the West •Garry Owen/Custer Died a-Runnin’/Off ‘til Monday •Lady in Green •The Colorado Trail •I’d Like to Be in Texas When They Round Up in the Spring/The Maid Behind the Bar •Tempting the Salmon to Come to the Fly •Down by the Brazos •Goodby, Old Paint/Leavin’ Cheyenne/The Strawberry Roan/Whoopee Ti Yi Yo •The Gal I Left Behind Me •Annie Laurie