Here’s a taste of Randal Bays’ exquisite fiddle on the air, Anach Cuain preceding the powerful song of The Blacksmith. I only recently learned that one my ancestors included a blacksmith from Cork City – so perhaps it’s only fitting that this song was such a favorite from the newly remastered from the 1983 Wildgeese recording now available here..

The producer’s choice for an original track and the first recording of “Undressed Melody” in a younger Kate’s voice on the newly remastered from the 1983 Wildgeese recording now available here.

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It’s here! The cdbaby link is live and Wildgeese “Celtic Music of the Northwest” is ready for you to enjoy. Click the “Shop Now” button on the Wildgeese​ facebook page to get your copy of physical CDs and downloads, or go to cdbaby at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/wildgeesecelticmusicnw direct. Enjoy!

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Sunday, March 1, 2015 is the official re-release of the rare 1983 Wildgeese “Celtic Music of the Northwest.” Produced by Míchéal O’Domhnaill, this remastered recording will be available for the first time in over thirty years. As of March 1, you can purchase and download your copy at CDBaby! Read all about it on the Wildgeese facebook and blog with us at http://wildgeesepdx1983.wordpress.com to add your memories and describe this amazing time in Portland. If you were there, please follow our blog, like our page and help us spread the good news. If you weren’t, give yourself the gift of Wildgeese: Celtic Music of the Northwest reissue and join those who have treasured this timeless recording and find out why. The good old days are here!  ~ Wildgeese

Oregon Music News journalist, Tom D’Antoni wrote us last month to find out when we’re coming home and to ask “Where’s the parade going to be?” Here’s the answer.
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It doesn’t get more down home than Kate & Steve singing a new carol in The Quiet American‘s home in Hood River on a winter’s morning before Christmas. Kate Power, Steve Einhorn, Aaron, Henry & Nicole Keim sang Mary’s Baby from the first refrain and captured it here on the wing. Won’t you join us and sing along? (lyrics below) Your comments are most welcome! Please share this song with the ones who harmonize your world.

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Peace Plains drawn by Steve Einhorn

A newborn Christmas carol for you to sing along with us.

Wishing you peace on earth and goodwill to all, a merry and blessed holiday with heartfelt thanks ~ Kate & Steve

MARY’S BABY
Kate Power ©2014

Chorus
Come sing! Shepherds & kings,
Sing for the babe in the manger.
Peace and joy to bring, and
Bless you wherever you go.

Out in the wood on a wintry night,
The evening star shone so brightly, so bright;
And there in the manger, a baby boy born,
To Mary, a baby was born!

Out on the road, through the desert three kings,
Did ride with their eyes and their senses so keen,
For a sign of the King they were seeking, foreseen,
For a sign of the King forseen.

The cattle and horses, the piggies and sheep
All huddled up close for the Baby to keep,
Swaddled there in the arms of His Mother, asleep;
Swaddled there in her arms asleep.

Bridge
“Mary’s baby!”, the angels sing,
“Mary’s baby!”, Prince of Peace!”

Now Mother and baby are gone long ago,
This story is Older than Older than Old…
Still on every Christmas morning is told,
On Christmas morning is told.

That there in the wood on a wintry night
The evening star shone so brightly, so bright!
And there in a manger a baby boy born
To Mary a baby was born
Chorus

Come sing! Shepherds & kings,
Sing for the babe in the manger.
Peace and joy to bring, and
Bless you wherever you go.

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Wildgeese_portrait_1983Wildgeese: Celtic Music of the Northwest! Re-issue of 1983 recording is almost ready! Check it out at GoFundMe here

See and read more about it on the new Wildgeese blog!