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Don Modderman is the musical alchemist of MYSTIC FLUTE.

After playing an army of flutes in Crofter’s Revenge, Don is ready to go  on a New Age, Renaissance, World Beat and Jazz journey.

His latest EP is a cross section of styles & continues where the Garden CD left off.

 Mystic Traveller cd cover

(artwork by Judi Bellamy)

‘Turkish Coffee’ is the leadoff single & it’s a world beat/jazz remake of a Herbie Mann favourite

It features Tim Holt on  guitar and Joel Scott on  additional flute.

Listen to:

'Turkish Coffee'

There are also Norse, New Age, Medieval themes on the other songs on the disc.

 

EP is available through donmodderman@sasktel.net

Other songs on the disc:

 ‘Bridge Across Forever’ is an original New Age tune with harmony vocals by Judi Bellamy

 ‘Living Flame of Love’ is a medieval piece written by Don with guitar by Thom Tisher

‘Daniel’ is the classic Elton tune on flute & accordion

‘Wind Song’ is an original Viking song

Don's Mystic Flute Ensemble is available for live performances at Festivals, special events or music cafes. Don is also available for Medieval events, performing Medieval & Renaissance tunes and songs on mandola, keyboards, flutes and recorders.

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Review of 'Garden'
By CALVIN DANIELS
Indie
7-out-of-10


Don Modderman is one of those artists you have probably never heard of, and that is truly a shame. The Regina-based musician is very talented, offering a variety of music, including being a (former)member of the fun Celtic band Crofter’s Revenge whose debut Ghost Ship was reviewed here in July 2008. Garden is a solo effort from Modderman, and is significantly different from the Celtic genre.

On this disk Modderman highlights his versatility. While you may best remember what you hear on Garden for Modderman’s flute work, he also offers us accordion, bass and keyboards. The key is a multifaceted instrumentalist for sure. The disk starts out with a beautiful instrumental piece; Life is a Journey. It might be the best of the songs here. From there, the music falls into that intriguing realm where it simply is not easy to classify. Modderman goes on extended musical explorations on Garden. Not one song clocks in at under four-minutes, and three eclipse six. The length allows the artist to do some interesting instrumental efforts, adding vocals to the seven songs which follow the instrumental opening. At times, the music sort of has a 60’s soft rock feel, such as on the title cut. You could see it played at some peace rally at an American college.
On other cuts the music has a more folkish feel, such as with Back In Time. The strength here is the instrumental work.

Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Nov. 11, 2009 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

 

 

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Don's Mystic Traveller solo project

Thanks to Judi Bellamy for the great artwork and loving support, Elizabeth Raum for the fantastic oboe part, plus CW for the manufacturing of disc, CDance crew and Crofter's gang for help on the trax!

And Steve McDonnell: Dalek Design for the original website (and Sandra from Between the Lines for the continuation  of the site) and additional recording.

thanks for listening .....

Listen to:

'Magical Man'

'Barnstormer'

"We think it is BRILLIANT! don't really know what I expected, but it is in the car player at the moment and I'm listening to it each journey. Lot of influences in there, but also very much his own style, lovely lyrics and a great voice. Very professional cover too, you should all be really proud of this!"
- John B from England

Don's earlier Mystic Traveller
CD's, 'Steps of Romance' & 'Early Mystic' are available from Don directly at:
donmodderman@sasktel.net