Will Millar The Lark In The Clear Aire

CD (May 1, 1995)
Original Release Date 1994
CHACD042

This delightful instrumental collection of Celtic Aires is played with an artful sensitivity and profound insight into the Celtic soul. Will's beautiful work will readily appeal to fans of the quieter moments on albums by the Chieftains. Performed on whistles, lute, mandolin, harp, piano, fiddle, violin, harmonica, guitar, acoustic bass and accordion, it is a quiet, lovely album for those meditative moments.

The Lark in the Clear Aire is an instrumental collection of melodic Celtic airs that provide wonderful imagery, creating stories without words, like only musician, storyteller, poet and writer Will Millar can. Millar on tin whistle and lude, a lute-like instrument, is joined by family and friends on harp, guitar, violin, bass and accordion, producing a full, rich palette of Celtic melodies. The Lark in the Clear Aire features many of the melodies Millar made famous while with The Irish Rovers, a group that brought Celtic-inspired music to a worldwide appreciation with hits like "The Unicorn" and "Wasn't that a Party." ~ MusD, All Music Guide

1. Lark in the Clear Aire/My Singing Bird
2. Slieve Gallon Braes/Sally Gardens
3. Irish Brigade-1864: Bold Fenian Men/Hills of Shiloh/Skibereen/Ashokan
4. Carickfergus/Mary of Dungloe
5. Lark in the Clear Aire (Reprise)
6. Bonnie Kellswater
7. Factory Girls: Mo Mhuirnin Ban/By the Banks of the Bann/Factory Girls
8. Flower of Sweet Straban
9. Islands: Dark Island/Mist Covered Mountains/Rhumm/Farewell to Tarwathi