The Flight of Rhi Bran
The Three Who Stand
The King Of Love
Power of Heaven
Coed Cadw (The Guardian Wood)
Fire Song (Love's Pure Light)
Down By The Glenside
Keys, percussion & vocal
Flutes, whistles, accordion, bodhran & vocal percussion
Acoustic & electric guitars
Viola & violin
Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning (ArkMusic/2008) $14.00
Total time: 54:47
May the shielding of the Three guard thy steps:
The Three who stand over thee,
The Three who stand below thee,
The Three who stand beside thee -
At every turning, at every passing,
At every track and path, ridge and valley,
May the shielding of the Three be guarding thee
From hate, from harm, from act, from ill,
From the wiles of evil enemies in this world and all others whithersoever thou goest.
~ Angharad's Travelling Prayer
Text ©2008 Stephen R. Lawhead
From Tuck - Book 3 of the King Raven Trilogy by Stephen R. Lawhead
WestBow Publishing. Used with permission.
. . . modern Celtic music at its best that hails back to the ambient style Johnson & Dunning
mastered in the Songs from Albion series. Once again, Jeff and Brian
draw their inspiration from author Stephen R. Lawhead and his King Raven Trilogy, a paradigm-busting look at the life of Robin Hood.
This is a literary "soundtrack" of sometimes meditative, sometimes energetic - but always otherworldly music - including the keyboard, bass, viola, bodhran, and Irishman Dunning's expert handling of the whistles and flute.
~ Kevin M. Williams/Renaissance Magazine
(from King Raven Vol. 1 review - May 2007)
. . . music of deep adventure which sets a fitting mood for the Stephen Lawhead series.
~ Anne Williams/NAR
(from King Raven Vol. 2 review - Spring 2008)
Johnson's and Dunning's take on "contemporary Celtic" music is one of the more unique and enjoyable being released today. Whether spirited ("Elder World," "Raven Dance"), orchestral ("Black Arrows"), romantic ("Merian's Theme") or haunting ("The Forest"), these artists are clearly at the top of their game.
~ Bill Binkelman/NAR
(from King Raven Vols. 1 - 3 review - Spring 2009)