Ginger Ackley's Music

Lark of the Clans... Celtic with a twist!

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0 Comments Celtic Music Man
Posted by Ginger Ackley on February 10, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Here is one that is just for fun and it is pure Filk!  The tune is by Johnny Rivers - the classic "Secret Agent Man"  - however, the words are all mine... bwahahahahaaaa!!!  This is dedicated to all those wonderful Celtic Music Men in my life!!!  That's me on all the instruments, too... love my keyboard! 

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0 Comments Spanish Lady
Posted by Ginger Ackley on February 10, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Another song for the Traditional CD...  first mix...  What do you think?   This is one the kids love to hear.  The chorus of numbers in backwards count seems to fascinate them!  I love the tune and the way the words wrap around each other...  How about you?

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Tags: Celtic folk autoharp traditional
0 Comments Maid Who Sold Her Barley
Posted by Ginger Ackley on February 10, 2011 at 1:01 PM

A third choice for the new CD - I love this little song!  The melody is the same as the slow and sad "Wind That Shakes The Barley" -  a tragic rebel love story.  In "Maid" it is a boucy, saucy story - and lots of fun to share with friends!

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0 Comments Little Beggarman
Posted by Ginger Ackley on February 10, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Another favorite, the Little Beggarman or Johnny Dhu, is the classic Irish tinker man, one of the Traveling Folk.  His heart and his sense of humor are filled with laughter and fun!  The tune is based on a fiddle tune called "The Red Haired Boy."



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2 Comments Elf King's Horn
Posted by Ginger Ackley on February 10, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Ok, friends.... It begins!  Here is the title track to the new CD!  

The new album is all about stories and fairy tales.  "Elf King's Horn" tells about a beautiful maiden who hears the musical "come hither" of the Elf King.  He blew his magical horn to find the perfect girl and she travels to meet him.  Happy Ending!

I'm playing the autoharp and whistles on this, along with the vocals.  Jay Bentoff adds some vocal texture and Brian Henke added his guitar to make it that much better!  We brought in some great sounding french horns, too!

Brian Henke is producing this album and every song is magical and fantastic!  I can't wait to share all the music with you!  It should be available sometime in June 2015!

If you like this, please drop me a note and let me know!  Thanks! 

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0 Comments Celtica
Posted by Ginger Ackley on February 10, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Here is a lovely little Celtic waltz that would not leave me alone till it was written!  It is one of the three brand new instrumental pieces on the new album "Elf King's Horn" that will be released by June 2015!

Steph Dlugon's beautiful violin joins my autoharp and whistles, weaving in and out and around the melody.  She was so much fun to record with!

Brian Henke is an incredible producer for this album.  it is an incredible experience to work with someone who understands the magic in the music and can share the vision and story!

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