Texas composer and musician Gordon McLeod has performed all over the US, Ireland, and France as a solo artist, band member, and recording session multi-instrumentalist. He currently plays with the highly successful World Roots acoustic band Beyond The Pale, which he co-founded, along with The Aisling String Trio and The Texas Gypsies. Gordon is also a renowned traditional American and Irish violinist and fiddler, well known for his popular records of original fiddle-based music. His authentic, down-home songs have been featured in numerous film projects and compilation albums.
Gordon McLeod's work ranges from smokin' hot fiddle-based Celtic influenced tunes and Gypsy Jazz style acoustic Swing to his original songs, which includes the award-winning "Dog year" for which he won the 2008 Nacogdoches New Traditions Americana songwriting contest. “Hester" was a 2006 winner that was featured on Beyond the Pale's album Queen of Skye. He has recorded and produced all of Beyond The Pale’s releases, including their latest CDs "Pale-ontology" and "The Music Plays Me,” and he just completed an album of original acoustic Swing featuring his sophisticated Jazz violin and driving acoustic rhythm guitar. Gordon has also worked as producer and engineer for numerous other artists.
Fiery Irish reels played on fiddle and guitar, perfect for movie or television theme or as background to Irish or St. Patrick's Day events. authentic wild and stirring dance music for the soul. These tunes are full of the lost heart of the Gael. Instrumental, Folk, European Folk
A beautiful haunting song, emotional, poignant but hopeful, perfect for movie soundtrack or documentary with an Irish or women-centered theme, concerning the repression of the feminine side of human nature in modern culture. Perfect for television or film credits, great male vocal and strong imagery, Male Vocals, Folk, British Folk
Traditional Scottish song by Robert Burns with great lyrics, wonderful baritone male vocal, moving tender dramatic subject matter and lush acoustic guitar flute and violin and strings accompaniment perfect for film credits or soundtrack television travel documentary romantic drama or Scottish film, Male Vocals, Folk, British Folk
Jubilant upbeat Irish slides played on fiddle and flute, perfect for film, movies or television themes or background, happy, joyous, stirring wild and energetic full of Celtic soul and delight. Perfect for internet, background, podcast, travel documentary, advertising for Ireland or multi-media use. Instrumental, Folk, European Folk