Wolf & Clover takes inspiration from a variety of musical genres, with heavy influence coming from the Irish (and other Celtic) traditions as well as the individual backgrounds of each member of the group. We like new tunes, especially Irish-style tunes written by living composers, and the oldest of the old at the same time. Sometimes we take risks with harmony and decorations.
Wolf & Clover is also committed to An Ghaeilge (the Irish Language) and has worked on several recording projects with singers in that language. Our new album, twelvemonth and a day contains two songs sung in the Irish language.
twelvemonth and a day (2022)
1. The Columbus Set (Molly Bawn, River Skimmer, Winter in Columbus) 4:13
2. The Animal Set (Crested Hens, Emmett’s Hedgehog, Gathering Sheep) 4:18
3. The Unquiet Grave 5:06
4. The James Carville Set (The Congress, Funk the Cajun Blues) 4:54
5. An Rógaire Dubh (The Dark-Haired Rogue) 4:07
6. The Whistle Set (Dancing Donkeys, Ella’s Jig, Phrygian Whistle) 4:31
7. An Eriskay Love Lilt 2:16
8. The Suitor Set (Emma’s Waltz, Lonesome Eyes, The Four Kisses) 6:31
9. The Bedroom Set (Snug in the Blanket, Behind the Bush, Wallop the Spot) 4:18
10. Into the Mystic (Van Morrison) 4:07
11. O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music 6:19
Live at the Silvan Sessions (2020)
1. The Columbus Set (Molly Bawn, River Skimmer, Winter in Columbus) 4:21
2. The First Avenue Set (At the Top of Cork Road, First Avenue, The Merry Maiden) 2:39
3. After the Battle of Aughrim / Eleanor Plunkett 8:21
4. The Suitor Set (Emma’s Waltz, Lonesome Eyes, The Four Kisses) 6:41
5. The Blarney Pilgrim 3:06
6. O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music 6:19
Wolf & Clover (2018) No longer available for sale
1. The First Avenue Set (At the Top of Cork Road, First Avenue, The Merry Maiden) 2:38
2. The Wild Goose (Roud 328 via Kate Rusby) 4:08
3. Tam Lin / The Bucks of Oranmore 4:16
4. Shanagolden (Roud 330, lyrics by Sean McCarthy) 4:50
5. After the Battle of Aughrim / Seán Ryan’s / Maggie in the Woods 3:52
6. Eleanor Plunkett 3:32
7. Go and Leave Me (feat. Mike Jerel and Neal Lucas) 4:24
8. Sí Bheag Sí Mhór 3:08
9. A Chailín Álainn 4:16
10. The First Night Set (The First Night in America, Jerry’s Beaver Hat, Will Smith’s) 2:56
11. The Maggies (Drowsy Maggie, Sleepy Maggie, The Magpie’s Nest) 3:18
12. Blue Sky (Patty Griffin) 3:45
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All photographs on this site were taken by the superbly talented Bekah Moon Barrow / Promise the Moon Photography. Our 2018 and 2022 album covers were designed by Joseph Melancon / Lost Rest. Our 2020 live album photograph was created using still frames from the video captured by Bennett Counts.
Please visit the artists and craftspeople whose beautiful instruments we play:
Matt and Julian play various instruments built or restored by Frank Schley IV of Silvan Guitars, headquartered right here in Columbus, GA. Matt also plays a Clareen banjo built by Tom and Fintan Cussen in beautiful Clarinbridge, Co. Galway. Caroline and Matt play accordions that wouldn’t work without the expertise of Jack Brantley at Accordionology in Decatur, GA. Katrin plays a viola made by Timothy Johnson.