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releases April 16, 2022 

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The Welcome Companion
by Dick Hensold & Patsy O'Brien

This is the first album of the Dick & Patsy duo! 
You will be surprised at the variety of both the sounds and styles on an album featuring only two musicians playing mainly Celtic music. Half the CD is tunes, the other half songs, with Dick playing Northumbrian smallpipes (a quiet bagpipe from Northeast England), reel pipes, and various whistles, and Patsy on guitar and vocals. The songs are from Britain and Ireland, and the tunes from Cape Breton Island, Scotland, Ireland and Northumberland, with a good measure of original music in the traditional style. 

“What I love about Dick and Patsy’s duo is that their music deeply satisfies both the die-hard lover of traditional music, and those with little experience of this kind of music. Virtuosity, wit, and great stage chemistry will do that.” -Kevin Carr


1.  19th-century Irish Jig / Down the River / Ingonish Jig 03:25 

2.   Braes of Balquhidder 04:01 

3.   When a Man's in Love / The Welcome Companion 04:55 

4.   Sir Arthur Shaen 04:08 

5.   The Hexhamshire Lass 03:05 

6.   The White Petticoat / Carol & Mario 03:17 

7.   O Lady, for thy Constancie 03:42 

8.   The Broken Rudder/ David Greenberg / John MacLean 04:36 

9.   HeartsEase / Knives and Forks 03:35 

10.  Jock Hawk 03:28 

11.   A Visit with Kinnon and Betty / Jessie Smith / Dr. Keith,      Aberdeen / Tulochgorum / Bennet’s Favorite 08:18 

12.   Lass of Glencoe 03:59 

13.   Currie strathspey/Reel #1/Reel #2/Scotsville Reel 03:35

Lyrics for The Welcome Companion available at: