Castle Crossing

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This collection of 10 songs weaves a rich tapestry of Celtic, Folk and Americana music, combining traditional and modern roots music with a rhythmic edge.

Several tracks breathe new life into 18th century Celtic folk songs originating from Scotland, Ireland and England, while others pay homage to songs written by contemporary artists such as Gillian Welch, Glen Hansard, Solas and Johnny Cash.

The two vocalists alternate leads and harmonies, expanding the diversity of sound on each track, which range from jaunty to impassioned, from mournful to macabre.

Tracks include:

1. Lay Me Down/Ring of Fire
2. Bedlam Boys
3. MacPherson's Rant
4. Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair
5. Will Ye Go Lassie Go? (Wild Mountain Thyme)
6. I'll Tell Me Ma
7. Orphan Girl
8. Awa' Whigs Awa'
9. Tell God and the Devil
10. The Auld Triangle

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released April 14, 2015

Jeff Castle - Vocals, Guitar
Regina Ruopoli - Vocals, Bodhran, Percussion
Ellie Jos - Violin
Frank Ruopoli - Bass

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Eliott Elsey at Truphonic Recording of Charleston, SC.

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Castle Crossing Charleston, South Carolina

Castle Crossing performs an eclectic mix of Celtic and Americana covers and originals on vocals, guitar, bass, fiddle and bodhran/percussion. Based in Charleston, SC, these 4 seasoned musicians weave a rich tapestry of sound grounded in traditional and modern roots music.

Members are: Jeff Castle, Regina Ruopoli, Ellie Jos and Frank Ruopoli
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Track Name: Bedlam Boys
To see Mad Tom of Bedlam, ten thousand miles I traveled
Maudlin goes on dirty toes, for to save her shoes from gravel

Yet will I sing, bonny boys, bonny mad boys, Bedlam boys are bonny
For they all go bare and they live in the air, and they want no drink or no money

I went to Satan's kitchen, to break my fast one morning
And there I got souls piping hot, that on the spit were turning

Yet will I sing, bonny boys, bonny mad boys, Bedlam boys are bonny
For they all go bare and they live in the air, and they want no drink or no money

My staff has murdered giants, and my pack a long knife carries
To cut mince pies from children's thighs, with which to feed the fairies

Yet will I sing, bonny boys, bonny mad boys, Bedlam boys are bonny
For they all go bare and they live in the air, and they want no drink or no money

His spirit hot as lightning did on the journey guide me
The sun did shake, the pale moon quaked, when e'er they did espy me.

Yet will I sing, bonny boys, bonny mad boys, Bedlam boys are bonny
For they all go bare and they live in the air, and they want no drink or no money.

No gypsy, slut nor doxy, shall take me Mad Tom from me
I'll dance all night and with stars fight, the fray it shall become me

Oh, will I sing, bonny boys, bonny mad boys
Bedlam boys are bonny
For they all go bare and they live in the air, and they want no drink or no money

To see Mad Tom of Bedlam, ten thousand miles I traveled
Maudlin goes on dirty toes, just to save her shoes from gravel

Oh, will I sing, bonny boys, bonny mad boys
Bedlam boys are bonny
For they all go bare and they live in the air, they want no drink or no money
Track Name: Awa' Whigs Awa'
Our thrissles are a' flourish'd
And bonnie bloom'd our roses
But Whigs cam like a frost in June
An' wither'd a' our posies

Awa', Whigs, awa'
Awa', Whigs, awa'
Ye're jist a pack o' traitor louns
Ye'll dae nae guid at a'

Our sad decay in church and state
Surpasses my descriving
The Whigs cam o'er us like a curse
And we hae done wi' thriving

(Chorus)

Doon the law the Whigs'll fa'
A' sae tapsalteerie
And the craw, the raven and the rocks'll fla'
Frae the wids around my dearie

Our ancient crown's fa'n in the dust
Deil blin' them wi' the stoure o't
An' write their names in his black beuk
Wha gae the Whigs the power o't

(Chorus)

Grim vengeance lang has taen a nap
But we may see him wauken
Gude help the day when royal heads
Are hunted like a maukin

(Chorus)

Doon the law the Whigs'll fa'
A' sae tapsalteerie
And the craw, the raven and the rocks'll fla'
Frae the wids around my dearie