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For the past 18 years, we've been making moula making music together and still lovin' it. Weddings, concerts, corporate functions, parties, showers, you name it, we play it. Well....almost. We've moved the harp in sun, rain, sleet and gusting wind. And we could not live without our music.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Celtic Charms is about to be born...

After many hours of labour - not to mention over 4000 emails, 100's of phone calls and many midnight (or later) nights, our CD packaging is off to the printer. Stumptown Printers are making our concept a reality. Instead of the normal CD cases, we've decided to be environmentally friendly and go with paper packaging - not just any ordinary packaging. It's called an Arigato Pak. Here are few pics of what they look like. We're pretty excited about the birthing process.Celtic Charms' due date is November 26... Stay tuned to see what's next in the process.

This is an Arigato Pak. Isn't it cool?
The package folds around our precious CD,
just like a blanket around a baby.

This is letterpress printing.
We just wanted to give you an
idea of what it looks like.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

We're recording again! 10-02-10

I guess the title should really read "we've recorded again". Yes, a semi-spontaneous decision. We had finished playing a Scottish wedding and turned to each and said, "We should do a Celtic CD." And within a week, we had completed pre-production on our fourth CD!

So on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010, we took over the Humber studio and pulled our favourite soprano along with us, Brenna Conrad. Unlike our past CDs, we recorded this one live, one take per song, no editing. Okay, so some songs took more than one take, but ya know what I mean. We even managed to wrangle Joe to be our sound engineer and mixer.

Like new parents, we are super-excited and overwhelmed by this massive, unplanned project. Now it's a flurry of activity to source out eco-friendly CD packaging, mastering the CD, designing graphics and then the countdown to getting it delivered in our hot little hands.

Did I mention, it's a Celtic CD? It's a Celtic CD. Some titles we're tossing around: "Celtic Melodies" or "Celtic Gifts". Let us know if you have any great title ideas!