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New CD for Parkinson's foundation benefit

Desert Dancer 11 Sep 12 - 12:33 PM
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Subject: New CD for Parkinson's fndn benefit
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 11 Sep 12 - 12:33 PM

This month sees the release of Cath, a benefit CD from a member of the Tucson, Arizona, folk music community (and co-host host of a fine house concert series). The CD is comprised of all new songs, some to traditional tunes, and written and performed in styles informed by Irish and Scottish traditional music:

Cath is a CD about connections – connections between musical traditions, between cultures, and between the past and the present. "Cath" means "battle" in both the Irish and Scots Gaelic languages, and the name represents both a connection between the two countries and the fact that all the artists on the CD have given generously of their time and talent to join the battle against Parkinson's Disease. All the proceeds from the CD will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Most people hear "Celtic music" and think of the fast-paced rhythms of Riverdance or the haunting ballads of Celtic Woman. Traditional Irish and Scottish music is so much more. It is folk music in the truest sense of the word; its songs tell the story of the human condition, from grand themes of love and loss to humorous glimpses into every day life. The songs and artists on this CD illustrate that diversity.

The primary connection between the songs is their co-author, Melissa Tatum, who also serves as the CD's producer. "When I was diagnosed with Parkinson's seven years ago at age 36, I benefited from the resources made available by the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and this CD is my way of giving back," explained Tatum. "Since I am not a singer, I reached out to my favorite artists, both those who are well-known and those who I think deserve broader recognition. Their enthusiastic responses were deeply touching, and I am tremendously grateful to all them for making this CD possible."

Aoife Clancy
Beth and Jim Malcolm
Dene Foye
Ed Miller
Jil Chambless & Scooter Muse
Máirtín de Cógáin
Rick Ewing
Robbie O'Connell
Three Weird Sisters
Wild Mercy

See the website for lyrics and audio samples for every song, and more information, including pre-order/purchase form.

~ Becky in Tucson

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Subject: RE: New CD for Parkinson's fndn benefit
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 12 Sep 12 - 02:02 PM


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Subject: RE: New CD for Parkinson's foundation benefit
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 12 Sep 12 - 10:29 PM

Nice project for a good cause. I hope it sells well.

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