My mentor and friend Ian Lee was kind enough to feature my version of An Mhaighdean Mhara (accompanied beautifully by Sandra Wong on the Swedish nyckelharpa) on his weekly series Siúlach Scéalach. Thanks to Ian for explaining the origin of the series title, coming from the Irish idiomatic phrase "Bíonn Siúlach Scéalach" which translates roughly as "the person who travels will have stories to tell". I'm grateful to all who have shared songs and stories with me throughout my journey in the world of traditional music! If you'd like to listen, you can access the podcast here and choose the episode airing on June 27, 2016 (27 Meitheamh).
"A Celtic angel with her heart all in it."
-The Redstone Review
Beth Gadbaw is a Celtic traditional singer based in Lyons, Colorado. She currently performs with high-energy Celtic band Take Down the Door, with ethereal Celtic harp and vocal duo Gadbaw & Krimmel, and as a solo artist, her trademark lilting voice backed in by guitar, fiddle, and her own rhythmic Irish bodhrán.
"Exceptional..." Irish Music Magazine
"There is a joy in her face and in Beth's whole being when she sings her stories." Lyons Recorder
"Her voice is an instrument in its own right." Sing Out!
with Roger Landes and Sandra Wong swallowhillmusic.org