An artistic fusion of music and craftsmanship. 
"Bonny Brave Boys"

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  Traditional and Contemporary Celtic Songs,
Tunes & Airs

Rick Stanley on vocals and self-built solid pecan Tara McFall-style harp. Robin Pfoutz on a century old birdseye maple/spruce cello. Joining Border Lord members are Pat Egan on Santa Cruz guitar and harmony vocals; and Tim Britton on wooden flute, Copeland whistle, and bodhran. All arrangements by Border Lord. Produced and engineered by Tim Britton. More information on Border Lord.

"We recorded live to two track, using only a modified Crown SASSP stereo microphone, with a built-in, custom made, minimalist mic preamp, both battery powered, through a two meter pair of Mapleshade Omega Micro interconnects directly into a Sony DTC-A8 DAT recorder with Super Bit Mapping, AC line conditioned by Chang Lightspeed and Coherent Music Systems, using no overdubbing, mixing, compression, EQ, reverb, or other artificial enhancement. In stark contrast to modern recording trends, this approach renders the music as it is, in all its vulnerability, intimacy, and raw power. We feel this best serves the music as we know and love it."
          --  (Tim Britton of Chulrua)

The Light Dragoon4 m*    
Road to Lisdoonvarna4
Outlandish Knight1,4
Stewball and the Monaghan Grey Mare4
Morrison's Jig4
Carolan's Dream2
Queen Anne's Lace5
Sidney Smith's March4
Bonny Brave Boys1 m Indiana6
The Princess Royal2 m Lord Inchiquin2
Take Her in Your Arms3 Beauty Is8
1 - Words and music © Rick Stanley
2 - Turlough O'Carolan
3 - A.M. Stewart
4 - Traditional
5 - Rick Stanley & Caroline Divoky
6 - A. Mitchell
7 - T. Walsh
8 -Words by Brendan Stanley, music by Rick Stanley
"The Ballad of Bothwell and Marie"

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  This is a beautiful album of Rick Stanley playing a low-headed Irish harp he designed and hand-built, singing five of his favorite traditional Scottish and Irish ballads. The CD also features two contemporary Scottish ballads: ‘Lover’s Heart’ written by Andy Stewart and Phil Cunningham, and ‘The Last Trip Home’ written by The Battlefield Band’s Davy Steele and John McCusker. The remaining five tracks feature a traditional air, and four original ballads written by Rick, including the title cut of the CD, a moving piece about Mary Queen of Scots and her loyal husband, the Earl of Bothwell.

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Rick Stanley - Harp, Vocals, Harmonium, Whistle, Bodhran
Daniel Sperry - Cello
Brenda Knox - Flute & Harmony
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Bothwell and Marie1
I Am Your Love1
The Border Lord1
No Come Again
The Curragh of Kildare
Shamrock Shore
The Outlandish Knight
Over and Over1
Verdant Braes of Skreen
Lover's Heart2
The Green Fields of Rossbeg
Last Trip Home3
1 - Words and music © Rick Stanley, (p)
2 - Words © A.M. Stewart, Music © P. Cunningham

3 - Words © Davy Steele, Music © John McCusker.
      Music administered by Hillgreen Music (BMI)
4 - Words from the traditional song
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"On English Hills"

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  Traditional Irish, Scottish, American and Brittish ballads.
Two songs written by Rick Stanley:"On English Hills" and "Through a Dream."
David Brown — highland pipes, penny whistle
Einar Olsen — tabla
Rick Stanley — vocals, guitar, keyboard, penny whistle
Produced by Rick Stanley 1983
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Lord Franklin
Yorkshire Girl
English Hills
Billy Grey
Wild Mountain Thyme
McPherson's Lament
Through a Dream
Yellow Gypsies
Ramblin Boys
"The Gentle Soul"

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Rick Stanley and co-singer/songwriter Pamela Polland formed The Gentle Soul in 1966. Rick and Pamela wrote, recorded and performed on the cutting edge of the Folk/Rock Era for the next three years. Although the Gentle Soul only released one album during that time, they surrounded themselves with the likes of Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, Van Dyke Parks, Jack Neitzche, Larry Knechtel, and many other talented musicians. Produced by Terry Melcher (The Byrds, Paul Revere & The Raiders), the Gentle Soul recordings are a classic.

"...beautiful, ornate and captivating..."
(Dirty Linen, #116, February/March '05)

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The Gentle Soul is a compilation of the complete recordings of The Gentle Soul that was re-released March 2003 by Sundazed Records under license with Sony Records. It features not only their extremely rare 1968 Epic Records album, but also nine bonus tracks – including all non-LP single sides and four previously unissued tracks – and unpublished photos from the group’s archives.
Pamela Polland - vocals
Rick Stanley – vocals, guitar
Ry Cooder – guitar, mandolin, slide guitar
Van Dyke Parks – keyboard

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See My Love
Through A Dream
Song For Eolia
Young Man Blue
You Move Me
Love Is Always Real
Tell Me Love
Empty Wine
Two-Ten Train
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