Geoffrey Kelly Gringo Star

All tunes composed, played and recorded by Geoffrey Kelly at Basecamp Studio. Mixed by Colin Nairne with help/hindrance from Mr. Kelly at Basecamp Studio. Mastered & assembled by Colin Nairne at Red Room Studio.


    Issue #99 April/May 2002 By Tom Nelligan

    "Gringo Star is the debut solo disc from Scottish-born Vancouver raised flute & whistle player Geoffrey Kelly, who's best known for his work as the wind section of the bands Spirit of the West and the Paperboys. The material is all original instrumentals that confirm Kellys considerable compositional skills in creating something of a heady Canadian microbrew from fine imported Irish and Scottish ingredients. In addition to proficiently blowing into various wooden and metal tubes, he accompanies himself with mixes of guitars, keyboards, bass, and light percussion Some arrangements sound very traditional, like the moody air "The Lonely Biker"; others add jazzy backbeats like the cheerful reel "Sunflower Girl" and it's all great exhilarating music.
    March/ April 2002 By Martin Gilham

    ".........all instrumental, all highly celtic, and all highly infectious with Geoffrey playing all the instruments - the spirit lives...."
Sunflower Girl (5:13)
Dooleys Set (5:22)
Heartbreak Soup (3:48)
The Lonely Biker (3:28)
Donkeys in the River (4:30)
Eugene (4:08)
The Galloway Set (3:40)
Dream City Film Club (5:15)
The Millhouse Waltz (2:48)
Annapurna (4:36)