With this, their sixth CD and over 80,000 CDs sold worldwide, Wicked Tinkers have confirmed their place as pioneers of the Tribal Celtic Music movement. Highland Pipes, pounding Drums, Didgeridoo and Bronze-age Irish Horn are still here aplenty but on "Rant" they explore new territory with more adventurous arrangements, the Uilleann or Irish Pipes, new songs and friends.
released April 14, 2008
WICKED TINKERS ARE:
Scottish Highland Bagpipes: Lawrie Drones, pre-1910 with McNulty reeds, Sinclair and Naill chanters with Frater reeds
Uilleann Pipes: made by Seth Gallagher, 2005
Scottish Small Pipes: made by Hamish Moore
Trumps in A and E
Bass Tapan with goatskin heads made by Warren Casey
Bodhran goatskin head made by Warren Casey
Endorses: Vic Firth Drumsticks
Snare made by Keith Jones
1940's Ludwig Marching Snare
Mountain Rythym Floor Tom
Endorses: Vic Firth Drumsticks, Aquarian heads, Pure Sound Snare, H3 Percussion, & Lazer Percusion, Mountain Rythym Drums
Didgeridoos made by Travis Zumwalt, Chad Butler, and unknown traditional artists from North Arnhem Land, Australia.
The didgeridoo in Eb on “Last Embers” was made by Bill Hanes
Replica Bronze Age Irish Horn: made by Simon O'Dwyer, Galway, Ireland
Small Tapan made by Warren Casey
SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS
Lesa MacEwan - Vocals
Lesa is a singer/songwriter who has performed for many years as well as appeared on numerous recordings. She also wrote the lyrics for the album, “Celtic Myst” on which she sang. Lesa is very proud of both her Scottish and Irish heritage which may have had something to do with her marrying Aaron...
Violin: Made by Emile Mennesson, Reims, France, circa 1890
Michael loves fiddling, whether it’s playing Celtic rock in front of thousands, or just enjoying some quiet tunes with a few friends. He has drawn the bow across the strings all his life, and continues to explore new horizons and delve deeper into well-known territories as well. www.michaelmullen.net
Michael MacFarlane, FSA Scot
Vocals: The leader of the International Clan Macfarlane Society and has had a short singing career in the LA Underground Punk Scene in the late 1980's. Michael is dedicated to the preservation of Scottish and Celtic Antiquities and was delighted to help preserve part of MacFarlane History with the release of "Thogail Nam Bo".
Wicked Tinkers Endorsees:
Countryman Microphones • BGrip • Mountain Rythym • Thomson & Son • Pipe Fetish - Others?