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Enjoy the Music, Dance and Song of Road to the Isles at home:

Road to the Isles celebrates the bond between the Irish and Scottish people, historic cousins who share much in their musical traditions. Their recordings seek to entwine, rather than blend, the two traditions, and transport the listener homeward, back to the music's sources.

To order Road to the Isles merchandise, print our Order Form, and mail the form and your check to:

  • Music Tree/Road to the Isles
  • 1414 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15233


garden of daisies cd

"Garden of Daisies"
(by the musicians of
Road to the Isles)

CD - $15.00

"Garden of Daisies"

Selections include:

Paddy Curran's
Lovely Molly
Jacky Latin
Duns Dings 'A
Jenny Dang the Weaver
Boyne Water
On Raglan Road
McLean's Bonny Lassie
Timor the Tartar
John MacNeill
Flower of France and England O'
Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
Donald of the Sun
Cork Hill
Calliope House
Pastor and Piper
Garden of Daisies
Sunderland Lasses


Lads of Alnwick
Easy and Slow
Chevy Chase
Lads O' Beirne
The Silver Spire
Bonny Ship The Diamond
Donald MacLean's Farewell to Oban
Maggie Cameron
De'il Amang the Tailors
Miss MacLeod's
Ae Fond Kiss
Battle of the Somme
Heights of Dargai
Warrior o' Persie
The Parting Glass
Frank Kennelly's
The Sweet Maid of Mull
Whistle o'er the Lave o' it

the way home cd

"The Way Home"
(by the musicians of
Road to the Isles)

CD - $15.00

"The Way Home"

Selections include:
The Rocky Road to Dublin
Drops of Brandy
MacPhee’s Reel
Malcolm Currie
The Cuckoo
The Inver Lasses
Buntata Scatan
The Lark in the Morning
John Anderson My Jo
Mount Your Baggage
Go To Berwick-Johnny
Dan Dheirg Dargo
The Laird O’Drumblair
Turn the Key and Go
Brian Boru’s Slow Marches
March of the King of Laois
The Galway Races
The Keel Row
What Ails Ye?
Orange and Blue
The High Road to Linton
Rattlin’ Roarin’ Willie
The Atholl Highlander
Caber Feidh March
Caber Feidh Strathspey
Caber Feidh Reel
Rakish Paddy
Caber Feidh
Land o’ the Leal
The Highland Laddie
My Love is But a Lassie Yet
The Rakes of Mallow
Mairi’s Wedding
The Fall of Foyers
The Thin Red Line
Rob Roy MacGregor
Cutty Sark
Drowsy Maggie
Erin Go Bragh
Amazing Grace Hymn
The Minstrel Boy
The Wearing of the Green
Scotland the Brave
The Irish Washerwoman
Paddy’s Leather Britches
The Kesh Jig
Coffee and Tea
Wee Totum Fogg
Road to the Isles video

"Road to the Isles"
DVD - $20.00

"Road to the Isles" - Drawing from a wealth of experience and study, Road to the Isles performs the instrumental music, dance, and folksong traditions of both cultures. Comprising five talented performers representing years of experience in their respective fields, Road to the Isles will take you on a journey to the lochs and glens of the Celtic lands of old.

Their performances include: the Sword Dance, Highland Fling, Sean Triubhas, Irish reel, and Jig, Irish Slip Jig, and Irish Hornpipe, complemented by songs, stories, and instrumental solos, duets, and trios. The ensemble gives audiences a unique view of the similarities and differences between the music and dance traditions of these fascinating and ancient cultures.

confluence cd

CD - $15.00

"Confluence" - Music featuring the Highland Bagpipe and Organ with: George Balderose, Great Highland Bagpipe; Ed Norman, Organ; Woodland Hills Chamber Choir, Lorraine Milovac, Director. Organ Scores by Dr. Chip Reardon.

This live recording was made at the 'Food for the Spirit' concert at First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh on November 25, 2004. The organ and choir scores in this recording were composed by Dr. Chip Reardon, a professional piper with a Ph.D. in music specializing in the organ, and funded by a grant from the Howard Heinz Endowment of Pittsburgh.

Selections include:

March of the King of Laois
Chariots of Fire
The Water is Wide *
The Lament for the Children *
Here I Am, Lord
St. Columba
Be Thou My Vision
Morning Has Broken
Cwm Rhondda
Brother James' Air
Meeting of the Waters
Green Hills of Tyrol
Castle Dangerous

* with Woodland Hills Chamber Choir


Colin's Cattle
Scotland the Brave
Amazing Grace
How Can I Keep From Singing
For the Beauty of the Earth
The Lord Is My Shepherd
Jesus Thine All Victorious Love
Simple Gifts
Irish Medley
Minstrel Boy
Wearing of the Green
Gary Owen
The Irish Washerwoman

celtic christmas cd

"A Celtic Christmas"
CD - $15.00

"A Celtic Christmas" - Four top musicians blend their talents to produce a unique Christmas recording in traditional Celtic style. Featured are bagpipe virtuoso George Balderose, ragtime guitar legend Ernie Hawkins, Irish tinwhistle master L.E. McCullough, and Jazz keyboard ace T.H. Gillespie. The result-- a warm, gentle garland of yuletide and Celtic tunes guaranteed to drive the winter chill from your door!

Selections include:
Il Est Ne
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Angels We Have Heard on High
We Three Kings
O Come All Ye Faithful
The Christ Child's Lullaby
Da Cold Nights of Winter
Deck the Halls
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
O Little Town of Bethlehem
I Saw Three Ships
Une Flambeau
Jeanette Isabella
Here We Come A-Wassailing
Silent Night
The Wexford Carol
Christmas Eve
Amazing Grace
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Jingle Bells
The First Noel
Joy to the World
St. Stephen's Carol
Drops of Brandy
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Away in a Manger
Auld Lang Syne.

George Balderose CD

"George Balderose"
CD - $15.00

"George Balderose" - George has recorded more than forty favorite tunes on the Great Highland Pipes and Smallpipes including tunes appropriate for weddings, funerals, birthday celebrations, processionals, and funerals.

Selections include:
The March of the King of Laois
Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Loch Rannoch
Morag of Dunvegan
Amazing Grace
A Mighty Fortress is Our God
Highland Cathedral
All the Way to Galway
Mairi's Wedding
My Faithful Fair One
Scotland the Brave
The Wearing of the Green
Gin I was a Baron's Heir
Comin' Through the Rye
Will Ye Not Come Back Again?
The Rowan Tree
Madame Bonaparte, Jig Medley
Strathspey and Reel Medley
Leaving Lismore
Mary Scot
She Moved Through the Fair
Star of the County Down
Old Hundredth
We Gather Together
Blessed Be The Tie That Binds
Brother James Air
The Water is Wide
Tis a Gift to be Simple
John Anderson My Jo
Piper's Wedding, and more.

pennsylvania performing arts on tourThis project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by the Vira I. Heinz Endowment; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and the Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Funding for concert performances and workshops by Road to the Isles is available to non-profit presenters throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information contact PennPat at ( (215)496-9424, or Music Tree at () (412) 323-2707.

Heading photo provided by Dave Henniker ©2004 Road to the Isles/Music Tree - All rights reserved.