Media Prerelease Information & Listening Page
Thank you for visiting our site to view the prerelease information and listen to the audio for our new album, twelvemonth and a day. We’ve tried to put all necessary information on this page, but if you need more information for a review or interview, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can share the album artwork and photos of the band as well.
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Press Release & Embargo
Our press release for the album can be found at this link.
Our official release date is 2/1/22. Please hold all publications until January 1, 2022.
This listening page is intended for media outlets to preview the album. Please do not share the link for this page with the public.
Wolf & Clover: twelvemonth and a day
About the Songs
The Columbus Set – One of the alternative names for the first tune, used here (typically referred to as Molly Bawn) is The Georgia Belle. The other tunes are River Skimmer and Winter in Columbus. A celebration of our hometown of Columbus, GA.
The Animal Set – A funny set created by just picking tunes with animals in their names. Crested Hens, Emmet’s Hedgehog, Gathering Sheep.
The Unquiet Grave – Our version is among many recorded by a variety of artists. This song possibly dates to the 16th century.
The James Carville Set – A set inspired by the political operative, possibly the only human to have ever lived that could justify these two tunes back-to-back. The Congress, Funk the Cajun Blues.
An Rógaire Dubh (The Dark-Haired Rogue) – A traditional song sung in the Irish language, sometimes performed in the Sean Nós style or as a standalone jig.
The Whistle Set – This track features our whistle player Chris as the leader. He also composed the 2nd tune in honor of his daughter. Dancing Donkeys, Ella’s Jig, Phrygian Whistle.
An Eriskay Love Lilt – A traditional song sung in the Irish language, first published in 1909 but is far older. Usually sung in Scottish Gaelic, this translation was modified from the version on omniglot.com.
The Suitor Set – A semi-programmatic love story – Emma’s Waltz, Lonesome Eyes, The Four Kisses.
The Bedroom Set – Another “love” story, with sneakier titles of the tunes – Snug in the Blanket, Behind the Bush in the Garden, Wallop the Spot.
Into the Mystic (Van Morrison cover). The tune we’ve added is The Gypsy.
O’Carolan’s Farewell – A haunting air, said to have been O’Carolan’s final composition as he lay on his deathbed in 1738.
Wolf & Clover is:
Julian Chalon, guitar and bass (https://www.instagram.com/guitarjules/)
Michelle DeBruyn, voice and piano (https://music.columbusstate.edu/faculty/michelle-debruyn.php)
Jessica Bennett French, violin (https://www.facebook.com/fancyfrenchfiddler/)
Matthew McCabe, tenor banjo, bouzouki, button accordion, bass, cello, organ (http://www.matthewmccabe.net/)
Caroline Richards, accordion and piano
Chris Walton, whistles
Wildman Steve Bronson, washboard on The James Carville Set (http://www.wildmansteve.com/)
Christopher Reichmeier, pandeiro on The James Carville Set (https://soundcloud.com/chris-reichmeier)
Sean O’Rourke, drums and percussion on Into the Mystic (https://seanorourke.com/)
Bryan Canonigo, flute on O’Carolan’s Farewell (https://twitter.com/bryancanonigo)
Russell Brown, clarinet on O’Carolan’s Farewell (https://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/music/faculty-and-staff/dr-russell-brown/)
Recorded by Wolf & Clover at the Loft Recording Studio, Columbus, GA, USA. Portions recorded at Smith’s Cottage (Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal, Ireland), and Columbus Music Academy. Recorded and Produced by Wolf & Clover. All songs arranged by Wolf & Clover except An Rógaire Dubh, arranged by Julian Chalon.
Mixing & Mastering Engineer: Matthew McCabe
Design and Artwork by Joseph Melancon (https://www.instagram.com/lostrest/)
The composers listed above for the wonderful new tunes, Wyndhem Ennaemba / The Loft Recording Studio, Buddy Nelms / The Loft, Frank Schley IV / Silvan Guitars, Jack Brantley / Accordionology, Matthew Duvall, Al Cafaro, Elaine Martone, Joseph Melancon, Oideas Gael, Co. Donegal (GRMMA), and all of our families and friends.