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All tracks © arranged by Caesar Pacifici and Brian Brooks 

All tracks except Leaving Brittany mixed and mastered by Brian Brooks 

Leaving Brittany mixed by J. P. Hartmann, mastered by Brian Brooks 

Additional production by Caesar Pacifici 

Recorded in the USA, the UK and the Republic of Ireland 

Album design by Brian Brooks and Caesar Pacifici 

Cover drawing by Brian Brooks 

  

  • Leaving Brittany John Cunningham (05:59) 

  Lead guitars: Caesar Pacifici 

  Rhythm guitar, piano, bass: Brian Brooks 

  Hammer Dulcimer: Malcolm Dalglish 

  Background vocals: J .P. Hartmann 

  

  • The May Morning Dew (07:04) 

  Vocals by Clare Brooks 

  Acoustic guitar, whistle, keyboards, bass: Brian Brooks 

  Electric and acoustic guitars: Caesar Pacifici 

  

  • Sliabh Russel / Jenny’s Favorite (05:37) 

  Rhythm guitar, whistle: Brian Brooks 

  Lead and rhythm guitar, bodhran: Caesar Pacifici 

  Flamenco guitar: Jared Newman 

  Finger cymbals: Christina Collins 

  

  • Leaf in the Breeze (04:06) 

  Music and lyrics by Brian Brooks 

  Vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, whistle, bass: Brian Brooks 

  Acoustic and electric guitar: Caesar Pacifici 

  

  • A Fig for A Kiss / Rolling in the Barrel (04:39) 

  Lead guitars, bodhran: Caesar Pacifici 

  Rhythm guitar, keyboards, bass: Brian Brooks 

  

  • Cara Cara / Spanish Ladies (07:26) 

Cara Cara: 

  Flamenco guitar: Jared Newman 

  Castanets (Cara Cara) Christina Collins 

Spanish Ladies: 

  Vocals, acoustic guitars: Brian Brooks 

  Lead guitar: Caesar Pacifici 

  Concertina: Grey Larsen 

  Background vocals: Arthur Heckman, Steve Pollitt 

  

  • The Drunken Sailor (09:12) 

  Lead guitar: Caesar Pacifici 

  Piano, harmonium, rhythm guitars, bass: Brian Brooks 

  

  • Spencer the Rover (05:15) 

  Vocals, acoustic guitar: Brian Brooks 

  Electric guitar: Caesar Pacifici 

  Concertina: Grey Larsen 

  

  • Garret Barry's / Johnny's Wedding (05:39) 

  Lead guitars, rhythm guitar: Caesar Pacifici 

  Rhythm guitar, bouzouki, keyboards: Brian Brooks 

  

  • Jack Orion (09:50) 

  Vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, bass: Brian Brooks 

  Lead guitar: Caesar Pacifici 

  Banjo: Jack Laskey 

  Fiddle: Tony Fitzgibbon 

  

  • The Butterfly (04:55) 

  Acoustic & electric guitars, bodhran: Caesar Pacifici 

  Electric guitar: Angelo Pacifici 

  Whistle, piano, bass: Brian Brooks 

  

  • May You Never (05:31) 

  Music and lyrics by John Martyn 

  Vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, percussion: Brian Brooks 

  Lead guitars: Caesar Pacifici

 

 

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Pacifici & Brooks

In Good Company

 

All tracks © arranged by Caesar Pacifici and Brian Brooks

Mixed and mastered by Brian Brooks at Amity Grove Studios

Additional production by Caesar Pacifici

Recorded in the USA, the UK and the Republic of Ireland

Cover painting by Brian Brooks

 

  • The Morning Dew (traditional) 4:13

  Caesar Pacifici - acoustic guitar, bones

  Angelo Pacifici - electric guitar

  Kevin Burke - fiddle

  Brian Brooks - bouzouki

Kevin Burke’s version. For this arrangement we start on the third part and end on the first.

 

  • Maison de Glace / Muireann's Jig (Réjean Brunet/Niall Vallely) 7:05

  Caesar Pacifici - acoustic guitar

  Kevin Burke - fiddle

  Brian Brooks - bouzouki, acoustic guitar, keyboards, programming

 A Québécois tune from a recording by the composer’s brother, André Brunet. Muireann’s is from the

Callan Bridge album featuring Niall and Cillian Vallely.

 

  •   This Side of the Sun / The Tam Lin Reel (Brooks/traditional) 6:32

  Caesar Pacifici - acoustic guitar

  Kevin Burke - fiddle

  Brian Brooks - vocals, acoustic guitar, whistles

A song by Brian about the gamble of life. Tam Lin is a session favorite, often known as

'The Glasgow Reel'.

 

  • The Girl Who Broke My Heart (traditional) 4:41

  Caesar Pacifici - acoustic guitar

  Kevin Burke - fiddle

  Brian Brooks - acoustic guitar, organ

We first heard this reel from Martin Hayes. This is Kevin’s version.

 

  • Paddy Fahy's Reel (Paddy Fahy) 4:16

  Caesar Pacifici - acoustic and electric guitar

  Angelo Pacifici - electric guitar

  Kevin Burke - fiddle

  Brian Brooks - Acoustic guitar, bouzouki, keyboards, programming, percussion

From Kevin Burke.

 

  • Cool Reggae / The Old Copperplate (Brooks/traditional) 6:08

  Caesar Pacifici - acoustic guitar

  Kevin Burke - fiddle

  Brian Brooks - vocals, bouzouki, electric guitar, keyboards, programming

  Clare Brooks - backing vocals

  Sarah Brooks - backing vocals

The song was inspired by Reggae music mostly heard in Latin America and the Caribbean. This

version of The Old Copperplate comes from Tony DeMarco’s rendering of it in his fiddle primer,

A Trip to Sligo.   

 

  • The Lighthouse Keeper's Waltz (Cal Scott, Swithsongs, BMI) 4:30

  Caesar Pacifici - acoustic guitar

  Kevin Burke - fiddle

  Brian Brooks - acoustic guitar, piano

A tribute to composer Cal Scott, and Kevin.

 

  • Tony's Jigs (traditional) 5:11

(Joe O'Dowd's Jig/The Pride of Rockchapel/Up Sligo/The Coach Road to Sligo)

  Caesar Pacifici - acoustic guitar

  Grey Larsen - flute

  Brian Brooks - acoustic guitar, bouzouki

All four of these jigs were included in Tony DeMarco’s primer on Sligo style fiddling, A Trip to Sligo.

 

  • Between the Wars / Walsh's Hornpipe (Brooks/traditional) 6:20

  Caesar Pacifici - acoustic guitar

  Tony Fitzgibbon - fiddle

  Brian Brooks - vocals, acoustic guitar

The melody for this song is loosely based on the traditional song 'The Water Is Wide'. Except for that

one line, all of the lyrics are original. This version of Walsh’s Hornpipe is from Kevin.

 

  • The Britches / John Stenson's (traditional/John Stenson) 5:22

  Caesar Pacifici - acoustic guitar

  Grey Larsen - flute

  Brian Brooks - acoustic guitar, bouzouki

The Britches is from Martin Hayes. We first heard Stenson’s from New York fiddler, Andi Leahy.

 

  • The Sligo Indians (Tony DeMarco) 3:42

  Caesar Pacifici - acoustic guitar

  Tony DeMarco - fiddle

  Brian Brooks - bouzouki, acoustic guitar

An original from fiddler Tony DeMarco.

 

  • The Last Waltz (Brooks) 4:48

  Caesar Pacifici - acoustic guitar

  Tony Fitzgibbon - fiddle

  Brian Brooks - vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, programming

  Clare Brooks - backing vocals

  Sarah Brooks - backing vocals

Brian wrote this song over the course of several years while living in various countries. The original

inspiration came from time spent in bars in New York City during the 1970's.