Recordings

 

Grey has made many recordings since 1977. Most of them are available here, as CDs, and a few as LPs. For detailed information on each recording, to hear samples tracks or to make a purchase, click the links below.

Upon request, and at no charge, Grey will autograph your CD. Please specify your autograph needs (to whom? any specific wording?) when completing your purchase.

Some CD bundles are available, resulting in discounts on the price per CD.

Liner notes for many recordings are available for free downloading.

In addition to the recordings shown below, Grey has issued some solo Irish music recordings as supplements to his Irish music books.

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Welcome Day

Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen
Grey and Cindy’s new second CD! Includes the concert favorites “The Shores of Lake Monroe” and “Opus 53: Thing 1 & Thing 2.”

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 Cross the Water

Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen
Grey and Cindy’s first CD together! Includes the concert favorites “If You Say Yes” and “Playing with a Full Deck.”


Back When We Were All Machines (CD single)

Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen
A folk-techno look at the future, past, and present. Gorgeous vocal harmonies & a totally funky beat.

 

The Green House

Grey Larsen & Paddy League
Their debut CD. Intricate arrangements of instrumental Irish music, plus Larsen originals. Three bonus tracks of Michael J. Kennedy (1900-1978).

 

Dark of the Moon

Grey Larsen & Paddy League
The follow-up to The Green House. Upbeat and lyrical renditions of instrumental Irish music, plus several Larsen originals.

The Orange Tree

Grey Larsen & André Marchand
An underground classic. A fresh integration of traditional Irish and French Canadian music. Originals by both artists. Vocals in French.



Les Marionnettes

Grey Larsen & André Marchand
Follow-up to The Orange Tree. Highly original arrangements of songs and instrumentals integrating Irish & French Canadian music. Six originals.

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Banish Misfortune

Malcolm Dalglish & Grey Larsen
The classic, debut album (1977). Instrumental Irish, North-umbrian, and Hebridean, with originals by Grey and Malcolm. Has sold over 80,000 copies.

The First of Autumn

Malcolm Dalglish & Grey Larsen
Follow-up to Banish Misfortune, adding American music and vocals. With three Dalglish originals, notably the song “Shake These Bones.”

Thunderhead

Malcolm Dalglish & Grey Larsen
Many consider this a classic. Instrumentals from Ireland, the US, France, Belgium, Greece, plus originals. Guest include Kevin Burke, Micheál O Domhnaill and Triona Ni Dhomhnaill.

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The Gathering

Grey Larsen and friends
Original instrumentals by Grey, drawing upon Irish, Norwegian, Québecois, Balkan, and classical music. The title cut, featuring the Norwegian hardanger fiddle, is a favorite of many.


Metamora

Metamora
All originals by the members of Metamora. Wonderful trio singing. Rooted in American, Canadian, Irish, popular and classical music.


The Great Road

Metamora
Traditional tunes from Appalachia, the Shakers, Ireland, and Belgium, as well as originals. Sparkling, high spirited, highly-crafted arrangements.

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Morning Walk

Metamora
The trio’s final album. All instrumental, lush, evocative. Grey’ originals “Siri’s Arrival” and “Through the Woods”. LPs only, limited supply available.


A Winter’s Solstice II

Various Artists, including Metamora
Metamora’s track is “This Rush of Wings”, an instrumental arrangement of a Basque carol. Gold record, sold over 500,000 copies.


Windham Hill Sampler 1989

Various Artists, including Metamora
Metamora has one cut on this recording, Grey’s composition “Through the Woods” (which is also on “Morning Walk”). Hammer dulcimer, flute, fiddle, tin whistle, piano, synthesizer.


Music from Tuck Everlasting

Grey Larsen
Several of Grey’s performances of his “Music Box Theme #1” and “Music Box Theme #2” (aka Jessie and Winnie’s Theme), from the score to the original 1980 film (not the Disney film!).

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Snow on the Roof, Fire in the Furnace

Various Artists
Produced and recorded by Grey Larsen & Malcolm Dalglish, a compilation of elderly traditional musicians living in Cincinnati in 1979. Includes traditional Irish, Lebanese, Appalachian, Blues, German and Brass Band.