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Shalom Ireland Music
Ceilizemer (ceili, Gaelic for Irish musical party; zemer, Hebrew for song) is a unique and talented group of musicians that was especially assembled to create the Shalom Ireland soundtrack. The musicians hail from two prominent Northern California bands:
Driving With Fergus (www.drivingwithfergus.com), a traditional Irish band from Oakland; and
The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band (www.freilachmakers.com) a traditional Jewish band from Sacramento.
What binds these musicians is not only their Jewish faith, but their love of Klezmer tunes and traditional Irish music. The original soundtrack for Shalom Ireland combines these musical genres, and although the result is something rarely heard, you won't be able to get enough of it.
Lewis Santer: bouzouki, guitar and mandolin, member of Driving With Fergus
Andy Rubin: clawhammer banjo and mandolin, member of The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band
David Kidron; fiddle and tin whistle, member of The Freilachmakers, now living back in New Zealand
Vince Wolfe: uilleann piper, tin whistle, wooden flute & guitar, member of Driving With Fergus
With accompaniment by:
Julie Hochman: cello
LaRita Craft: accordion
Sean Feder: percussion
Shawn King, Recording Engineer, Impulse Recording Studio, Davis, CA
Lewis Santer, Dann Thompson and Vince Wolfe, Music Mix at Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California
Judy Kirschner, Assistant Engineer
Special thanks to Melanie Mociun
The soundtrack CD Shalom Ireland may be purchased at:
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