Jeannette Sorrell, director
Jeannette Sorrell, director, harpsichord, arrangements
Amanda Powell & Madeline Healey, soprano vocals
Ross Hauck, tenor vocals
Susanna Perry Gilmore, fiddle
Kathie Stewart, wooden flutes
Tina Bergmann, hammered dulcimer & vocals
Brian Kay, lute, banjo, long-neck dulcimer, vocals
René Schiffer, cello
Sugarloaf Mountain traces the journey of Irish immigrants in the early 19th century across the Atlantic to America, through music, song and dance, and celebrates the connection between Celtic music forms and their Appalachian descendants.
Sorrell and a hand-picked band of eight musicians… tap into America’s hardscrabble Southern roots with grace and power… with music that asks questions about life and death, and bores into the American national psyche at visceral and emotional levels. Beautiful and eloquent… infectious energy. Every song signifies a personal response… Sorrell’s magical, rapt harpsichord riff on ‘I wonder as I wander’ reveals how profoundly spontaneous this folk music is at its core.
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