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Bake's Place Bellevue
155 108th Ave NE, Suite 110
Bellevue, WA 98004
The Geoffrey Castle Band, featuring Steve Boyce, and Jonathan Sindelman on the grand piano returns to Bake's. I'm lining up the special vocal guest right now. Last time, on Valentine's Day, we had Josephine Howell who just melted the place with her soulful R&B vocals. Would you mind if we did that again?
The Wilde Rover
111 Central Way
Kirkland, WA 98033-6107
Reservations strongly recommended
With Connor Dunworley, Steve (Big Daddy) Boyce, Johnny Sin (aka Jonathan Sindelman) and Jason (Babyface) Edwards… and of course the Fearless Crew: Edgars Klepers and Ian Newton.
Get your Irish Up!!
Deep Well Sessions
Watch "Minor Swing,"
from The Deep Well Sessions.
Shannon Castle Art
A Treasury of Songs For The Season
There was a time before the commercialization of Christmas. A time lit
with candles and firelight, when tapestries kept the cold from coming
through the stone, and folk would gather during the longest nights of
the year to sing songs of hope and light. This recording was made to
recapture that time and bring forward the ancient and genuine spirit of
Christmas into this modern time.
I wanted to make a CD with songs that predated the commercialization of
Christmas. Melodies that are 200, 300, 400, 800 years old. A CD with
deep spiritual roots, and a sound that feels right now, full of
inspiration and improvisation. Eric Robert and I went into the studio
with Grammy award-winning bassist Garey Shelton and these ancient
melodies—some of which will be familiar, and some that I am sure
will become new favorites—and we followed our own path. The result
really is magical.
"The album is entirely instrumental, creating an ethereal mood that is soothing and reflective. It's the perfect CD for the wee hours of Christmas morning, long after the fire has faded to embers."
Ukrainian Bell Carol (Eric's version)
Originally from the Ukrainian folk song "Shchedryk," Mykola Leontovych made the melody famous in the 20h Century as "Carol of the Bells." "Eric's version" takes it in a whole new direction—and you can get the complete track here!
Ukrainian Bell Carol
Sometimes you can't get too much of a good thing—and this time Geoffrey brought out the electric violin. And the looper. And….
An excerpt from our recording of this classic 16th century song. The author is unknown; the oldest printing of the melody is from 1591.
- Coventry Carol
- Good King Wenceslaus
- Underhill's Angel
- Ukrainian Bell Carol - Eric's Version
- O Come Emanuel / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- The Snows They Melt the Soonest
- Don Oiche Ud i mBethil / Breton Carol
- Salva Nos
- The Holly and the Ivy
- Ukrainian Bell Carol - Geoffrey's Version