Ginger Ackley's Music

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

Free Music Samples!

I'd love to share some of my songs with you!   Some of the songs are from my CDs and some are new - kind of pre-released, if you will!

All of my albums are available from my website (and you can get most of them on CD Baby) but if you'd like me to sign an album or two for you, drop me an email!

I hope you do enjoy the music.... please let me know what you think - and look for me to be playing a venue or festival near you, too!  Check my calendar to see where I will be.  

0 Comments Rowan, My Boat
Posted by Ginger Ackley on September 3, 2019 at 2:55 PM

Here is the song that started the wonderful new children's book!

The book is written by Ginger and beautifully illustrated by Landon Daniels.  It's a wonderful story about a little boy who was born looking different, then grew up to become the Stardust Collector!

The book is now available from and from Ginger.  (If you get it from Ginger, she will autograph it for you!)
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0 Comments Suliram, an Indonesian Lullaby
Posted by Ginger Ackley on February 16, 2019 at 5:48 PM

This song is one I heard when I was very young.  My parents were huge fans of Harry Belafonet and a singer that he introduced to the world, Miriam Makeba from South Africa.  I learned the song phonetically by heart and would often sing my baby dolls and toys to sleep with it.  Later, it was a familiar lullaby for my own children - and now some of my grandchildren! 

When I started to put my "Wee Folk Stomp" album for kids together, I wanted to include this beautiful piece.  I finally have the correct words and translation.  I was pleased that my phonetic memory was not far off from being correct!  I love the harmonies and beauty this song pulled out from my spirit.

"Suliram" is available on my new CD "Wee Folk Stomp" from my website and from CD Baby.

May it bless you and yours with love and peace!

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Tags: Lullaby , sleep , child , mother , love , beauty , indonesia , miriam makeba
2 Comments Standing Rock
Posted by Ginger Ackley on April 15, 2017 at 7:40 PM

This started with the protests at Standing Rock and became an Elemental song on its own!  

This is the first version of it, with me playing the harp and doing the harmonies.  I'm being encouraged to re-arrange it as a chant with some very special additions!  Stay tuned!

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0 Comments Witches Ball
Posted by Ginger Ackley on April 15, 2017 at 7:29 PM

This one was inspired by the Pittsburgh Witches Ball and Je'Amour Matthews, who works tirelessly to make it happen!  I had the happy opportunity to sing this for her at the 61C Cafe in Pittsburgh!

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1 Comments Summerland Afternoon
Posted by Ginger Ackley on September 1, 2015 at 5:21 PM

Written and originally recorded at Summerland Spirit Festival at Turtle Creek Glen in Clayton, Wisconsin...  I was sitting by the creek with the birds singing around me and the frogs bringing the low harmony.  The wind was just right and I could hear folks having fun and kids laughing in the background...   It is a festival I hope to be at every year!!!

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Tags: Summerland spirit festival , peace , nature , joy , love , pagan , summer , forest , creek , community , new age , autoharp , penny whistle , folk
0 Comments Fairy Tale
Posted by Ginger Ackley on June 23, 2015 at 11:32 AM

Here is the opening track from the new CD "Elf King's Horn"!  It really sets the mood for the whole album!

Imagine, if you would, that you awaken around 4 in the morning, with a feeling of magic all around you.  It seems that you have slept right into a Fairy Tale!

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Tags: Fairy tale , new age , folk , celtic , autoharp , pagan , magic , soft , romantic , celtic folk , penny whistle , ethereal
0 Comments Celtica
Posted by Ginger Ackley on April 23, 2015 at 1:19 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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Tags: Celtic , folk , new age , pagan , magical , fairy , dance , waltz , violin , autoharp , penny whistle , irish
2 Comments Elf King's Horn
Posted by Ginger Ackley on April 23, 2015 at 12:59 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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Tags: Celtic , folk , new age , pagan , magical , fairy , story , love , enchantment
0 Comments Dem Connections!
Posted by Ginger Ackley on May 29, 2014 at 10:32 PM

The title track from my History album, wonderfully narrated by my husband, Donovan.  Here,  I took the old song "Dem Bones" and made it all about history and connection,   Thank you so much to Ed Mahonen for bringing in the banjo on it!

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0 Comments Human Beans
Posted by Ginger Ackley on May 29, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Everyone is part of this family!!!

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