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We are very proud to bring you the superb George Brabazon Medley from their album The Pilgrim's Road by these talented musicians in our Spring Holiday Show for 2012, SP28. The rousing Pilgrim's Road Set from The Pilgrim's Road can be heard in our 2013, Imbolg Holiday Special for Brighid, SP34. Thanks to Marc Gunn's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast for bringing them to our attention!

Biography


Aisling is a contemporary Celtic folk band from central Ohio, USA. The band formed in 1997 and made its debut at the Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin, Ohio. Our music features arrangements with hammer dulcimer, fiddle, flute, tin whistle, mandolin, bouzouki, guitar, banjo and bodhran. We play traditional dance tunes, ballads, and original compositions. We like to think of our music as a fusion of Celtic, jazz and chamber music. 

Our performance venues are festival stages, concert halls, small stages, upscale pubs, and private receptions and parties. We’ve released two CDs since 2004: The Dream (2004), which featured instrumental tracks, and The Pilgrim’s Road (2007), which featured instrumental and vocal tracks. Dulcimer Player News included the title track from The Pilgrim’s Road on their sampler CD in the Fall 2007 issue. 

Our sound is unusual in the combination of instruments we bring to our music. A main feature of our arrangements is the hammer dulcimer, which is not a traditional instrument in the Celtic genre, but it offers a depth of sound that makes for wonderful interpretations of Celtic music. All of our band members play multiple instruments and we’ve been known to throw in some riffs featuring three bouzoukis at once – another wonderful sound for Celtic folk music. Two and three-part vocal harmonies and lovely instrumental interludes characterize most of our vocal selections. 

Members of Aisling are: 

Andi Wolfe – hammer dulcimer, fiddle, bodhran, vocals 
Craig Caldwell – guitar, bouzouki, mandolin 
Mary Bertke – banjo, bouzouki, vocals 
Steve Wolfe – flute, tin whistle, guitar, bouzouki 
Stuart Brand – fiddle, flute, tin whistle, vocals 

Albums

Aisling have 1 album available.

The Pilgrim's Road

The Pilgrim's Road

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