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Ryan & Brennish Thomson

Updated Feb 2, 2024

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Ryan and Brennish 


Smoke and Mirrors CD

Smoke and Mirrors

A Hot New England Contra Dance Band!  CD - $12.95

On this album we play american, irish, scottish, english, and french canadian jigs, reels, and waltzes on hammered dulcimer, fiddle, piano, flute, pennywhistle, banjo, and foot percussion! Medleys of tunes include:


1. Road to Lisdoonvarna, Tobin's Favorite, Cock O' the North - 3:11

2. Colored Aristocracy, Lisa Jane, Ragtime Annie - 4:51

3. Mairi's Wedding, Jamie Allen, Road to Boston - 5:08

4. Growling Old Man and Grumbling Old Woman, Maid Behind the Bar, Big John MacNeil - 5:00

5. Connaughtman's Rambles, Swallowtail Jig, Irishman's Heart to the Ladies - 4:51

6. Margaret's Waltz, (Pat Shaw) - 2:57

7. Soldier's Joy, Red Haired Boy, Kitchen Gal - 4:50

8. Saint Anne's Reel, Reel de Montreal, Pay de Haut - 5:05

9. Morpeth Rant, Cold Frosty Morning, Fisher's Hornpipe - 5:08 (Watch us play this)

10. Gentle Maiden - 3:59

11. Cowboy's Jig, Handsome Young Maids (Charlie Lennon), Morrison's - 4:48

12. Gaspe Reel, Spootiskerry (Ian Burns), Willafiord - 4:32

13. Sculley's Reel, Swinging on a Gate, Mason's Apron - 5:01


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Reviews of the CD:


"You are having fun and so are the dancers. We 

enjoyed listening to your CD...." Great Meadow Music


"THE CD IS GREATTTTTTTT....." Anne T. New Hampshire


"Makes for a traditional sound that is most appealing..." Celtic Beat Magazine


"Hi, Ryan, Thanks so much for the CD. It’s great! I didn’t want to get out of the car this morning because I was still listening to it. You were right, I love the arrangements; they’re captivating. The person on hammered dulcimer is very talented, too. It adds a lovely touch. That “Swinging on a Gate” you mentioned is really nice, too.

Thanks again."


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