Local Celtic Band Releases CD
Finnegans Awake, a popular Tulsa Celtic band since 2001, released its first CD, Finnegans Awakenings, at a CD party December 16 at Borders Midtown, 2740 East 21st Street in Tulsa.
Members of the band include Kristal Zwayer who plays pennywhistle, bodhran and flute; Susanne Woolley, fiddle and mandolin; Moby Anderson, five string acoustic bass and Tom Tomshany guitar. Their current repertoire includes Irish and Scottish music, also American folk, French and German ballads.
Their first CD provides the listener a cornucopia of musical styles and includes Irish ballads ‘Riding on a Load of Hay,’ ‘Star of the County Down,’ ‘Finnegan’s Wake;’ two Scottish tunes—a recent one called ‘This Love Will Carry’ and one from the 18th century, ‘Gloomy Winter’s Now Awa’.’ Other selections include toe-tapping reels and jigs, a song from Shakespeare’s play, Twelfth Night and a French love song recorded earlier by Marianne Faithfull, ‘Les Prisons du Roi.’
Finnegans Awake has performed at several events and venues throughout Oklahoma over the last five years, including Mayfest and many of Tulsa’s local pubs.
For more information, contact Susanne Woolley at (918) 408-8076.