Treasures of the Isles
Released on iTunes and Spotify on 23rd Jan 2020.
James Asher and Ayako Tanaka met to create some arrangements of traditional Celtic tunes. Ayako’s exceptional flute playing joins James’ keyboards and percussion grooves alongside their guest musician Jim Neale. As well as playing great 12 string guitar, mandolin and violin, Jim knows and loves this genre of music well, and suggested these excellent tunes for the project. From bubbly jigs and reels to the more atmospheric titles that conjure the mists and moods of Scotland and Ireland, the music provides a lyrical and evocative expedition.
Credits: Recorded by James Asher at Starfield Studios, Eastbourne, East Sussex UK. Produced by James Asher. All titles are public domain and arranged by James Asher and Ayako Tanaka, with the exception of Round the Horn, composed by Jay Ungar, and licensed by courtesy of Swinging Door Music via Easy Song Licensing. Published by Radiant Music. Mastered by Gwyn Mathias GBdb. Cover Design by Ayako Tanaka, Emmy Hiruta, James Asher.
Musicians:- Ayako Tanaka – Silver flute, Recorder, Native American Flutes, Ocarina, Vocal. James Asher – Keyboards, percussion. Jim Neale – 12 string guitar, mandolin, violin. Bruce Knapp – lap-steel guitar. Composer Track 1: Jay Ungar – Swinging Door Music – licensed via EasySong Licensing. Composer Track 2 – 11 Traditional arranged by James Asher.