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Frankfurter, Aryeh / Twisting Of The Rope, The
Album:Twisting Of The Rope, The Collection:World
Artist:Frankfurter, Aryeh Added:Mar 2016

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-04-18 Pull Date:2016-06-19 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jun 19May 29May 22May 15May 8May 1Apr 24

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 14, 2018:Melange
Eleanor Plunkett
4.Feb 02, 2017:Melange
Mull Of The Mountains
2.Mar 15, 2018:Melange
Eleanor Plunkett
5.Jun 13, 2016:Celtic By Caronis
In A Garden So Green, Long Dance, Martin Wynne's Air, Ay Waukin O'
3.Jan 11, 2018:Melange
Ae Fond Kiss
6.May 28, 2016:Music Casserole
Ae Fond Kiss

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2016-04-14 
Talented local multi-instrumentalist and arranger Aryeh Frankfurter uses the Swedish nyckelharpa to play haunting traditional melodies – mostly Celtic. The nyckelharpa is a keyed bowed instrument with sympathetic strings dating from the 1400's; very mellow music with interesting flourishes and feeling

All instrumental – NO FCC's – Favorite tracks: 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13

1- 4:33 – old Irish air – sweetly played on nyckelharpas, bass, and guitar

*2-4:26 – evocative Scottish air used by Robert Burns on nyckelharpa, guitars, cittern; modulates key partway through, giving it a modern air

3 – 6:08 – another Burns tune – more mysterious; Celtic harp adds treble to the mix. Slower

4—4:19 –Martine Wynne's air – from Sligo, a little livelier than previous

*5—4:57 – blind Irish harper and composer (from the 1600's) Turlough O'Carolan's “Eleanor Plunkett” – very tender rendition by Lisa Lynne

*6—2:46 – Long Dance from Sweden with nyckelharpa and bandura, oddly mournful and light at the same time

7- 5:22-- old Scottish melody – waltz time –romantic and sweet

*8-4:41 –another Scots tune – rocking 4/4 beat – nice harpwork –very pretty

9-4:51-- melody of a popular Irish ballad –an Irish harper woos his lady love

*10—4:02 – excerpt from Faure's Pavane inspired by Kim Robertson's idiosyncratic version

11-4:29 – melody from Irish song “Bridget O'Malley”-- sweet and a little melancholy

12 –3:33 – “Lo How the Rose E're Blooming”-- unusual version, very harpistic

**13-3:48 – “She Moved Through the Fair – old modal Irish song – slow, slow, with a drone – multi-layered

Track Listing
1.The Twisting Of The Rope 7.In A Garden So Green
2.Ae Fond Kiss 8.Mull Of The Mountains
3.Ay Waukin O' 9.Ned Of The Hill
4.Martin Wynne's Air 10.Pavane
5.Eleanor Plunkett 11.Bridget O'malley
6.Long Dance 12.Lo How The Rose 'ere Blooming
 13.She Moved Through The Faire