Featuring fifty minutes of original music from the longstanding collaboration between Johnson and Dunning, Winterfold is an evocative soundscape for the entire winter season. Jeff and Brian are joined by violinist Wendy Goodwin (Under The Wonder Sky, Antiphon) rounding out the Contemporary Celtic trio’s offering of flutes, pennywhistles, piano and keyboards.
This downloaded version also features a live bonus track of the songs "Winterfold" and "Under The Wonder Sky" recorded in 2013.
Jeff Johnson: Keys, percussion & voice
Brian Dunning: Flutes, pennywhistles & accordion
Wendy Goodwin: Violin
Tim Ellis: Guitars
Phil Baker: Bass
Mike Snyder: Additional percussion
Music Reviews –
Music by Johnson & Dunning has never disappointed me ever since I heard their Music of Celtic Legends back in 1997. Since then, their reputation and talents have grown boundlessly. Winterfold, featuring their new partner violinist Wendy Goodwin is a peaceful journey into the frosty winter “aire.” Yet, this is one of those albums that brings you peace at any time of the year. I have been playing it for months as a treat to myself. “One Last Flower” is so gentle it has me floating along with the melody. I imagine the last petal falling from the purple fall asters and the brisk wind that is the culprit. The title tune “Winterfold” is pensive and the term winsome comes to mind. Wendy’s violin is truly graceful on the tune “From the East” while Brian Dunning’s flute enhances “Three Rings”. Johnson’s delightfully echoing piano closes the album with the song “Her Heart Flies”. A daily dose of this album is highly recommended. – R J Lannan / NAR
. . . To listen to Winterfold is to traverse an aural landscape, touched by otherworldly grace. It is to be drawn to the deep places of the heart—to feel moments of an unnamed longing for home—and to be welcomed at the last to a realm of quiet joy, solace, and inspiration. Rich in yearning woodwinds, evocative percussion, stirring violin, and lyric keyboard and guitar phrasings, Winterfold comes to Advent—and takes us through winter—a stunning, seamless, beautifully burnished gift. – All Nine / Kevin Belmonte
released October 8, 2013
(With gratitude to George Mackay Brown)
One last flower in her hand,
She stands within the winterfold,
Wings appear from the east,
Keeper of the door.
Rising . . .
Her heart flies,
Like an acrobat above three rings,
Strolling through star streets,
Produced and engineered by Jeff Johnson
Arrangements by Johnson, Dunning & Goodwin
Recorded and mixed at The Ark / Camano Island, WA
Additional recording at:
Jacordi Studio / County Kildare, Ireland
Laity Lodge / Leakey, TX
Sunset Studios / Portland, OR
Kung Foo Bakery / Portland, OR
Bakeman Studio / Portland, OR
Drumloops Studio / Portland, OR
Additional sounds by Spectrasonics
Mastered by Golden Mastering
Brian Dunning’s concert flute made by Abell Flutes ~ Asheville, NC
℗ 2013 Ark Records, Inc. / ArkMusic
Music by Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning except the Basque folk carol, “Gabriel’s Message” © 2013 Sola Scriptura Songs (BMI)
Administered by www.musicservices.org
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Cover photograph by Kathy Hastings (www.kathyhastings.com
Cover design by Court Patton (www.pattonbros.com
Poem by Jeff Johnson © 2013
Special thanks to Susie, Kathy, Court, Travis Cibolski & Sunset Presbyterian Church, Steven Purcell & all at Laity Lodge, Ron Zentner, Rebecca & Kim Knudeson, Paddy & Christine Dunning.
For Vienna & Breton
"Winterfold" is also available on iTunes and Amazon.