Tam Lin jig (from The Secret Kingdoms)

by Gian Castello

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Track n. 3 from the concept album (cd + booklet):
"The secret Kingdoms - a musical journey to Fairyland"
Inspired by the protagonist of the "Young Tam Lin Balladry"; visit this website if you want to know more about the legend: tam-lin.org


From the "Young Tam Lin Ballad":
"And a day came
a cold, biting day.
We were returning from the hunt
and I fell from my horse.
The Queen of the Fairies captured me
so that I might live in that green hill"


released January 1, 2000
Gian Castello: dulcimer, bodhran, tin whistle, arrangement
Fabrizio Casanova: keyboards, arrangement
Marco Canepa: keyboards, arrangement
Karen Parisi: celtic harp



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Gian Castello Drumshanbo, Ireland

Gian Castello studied Irish flute with various Irish teachers (John Lee, Donegal, and legendary Micho Russell, Clare).
He has produced four concept albums ("Merlin the Enchanter", "Taliesin", "The Secret Kingdoms", "Rama, the primordial Druid"), one CD ("The Stone in the Field") with the English harper Steve Haggerty and "To Drive the Cold Winter Away", Italian/Irish production.
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