Emmy Award-winning journalist and World Music Composer Bill Leslie's seven albums are best-sellers on the World Music charts. His Blue Ridge Reunion CD charted at No. One in 2008. Bill has performed with the North Carolina Symphony, John Tesh, etc., and famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma praised Bill as “one of the greats in modern Celtic music.” Critics call Bill’s music “tranquil yet exhilarating, stunningly beautiful, and full of joy and peace.” Compositions have a highly melodic Folk and Celtic core, taking listeners on a powerful emotional journey.
Bill Leslie has performed on CBS's top ranked local affiliate WRAL in Raleigh, NC and WUNC TV, and has performed live with the North Carolina Symphony, John Tesh and the Tar River Philharmonic Orchestra.
Gorgeous, rich and majestic orchestral piece composed as theme song for the International Tall Ships Festival of 2006. Three distinct movements - sunrise, parade of ships and the sailing into the sunset. Instrumental Americana Music, American Patriotic Music. Heroic dramatic powerful inspirational, Instrumental, Americana, Americana (pending)
Song with a gentle and beautiful melody, inspired by the migration of neotropical songbirds each spring along the Roanoke River in North Carolina. Sweet graceful, heavenly and heartwarming. Perfect travel montage, spring romance, country roads, big open skies. Homecoming, holding hands, supper time. Instrumental, Americana, Americana
Lovely rural America instrumental based on the relaxing rhythm of tin roof rain featuring acoustic guitar, Celtic whistle and flute and strings with sounds of a thunderstorm. Instrumental, Americana, Native American Contemp
Beautiful early Americana feel inspired by colonial settlement of Edenton in North Carolina along the Albemarle Sound. Acoustic guitar, grand piano, Celtic whistles, flute, violin and cello combine for an absolutely beautiful chamber orchestra arrangement. Instrumental, Americana, Americana (pending)
Lovely yet lonely piano instrumental tune blossoms into a lively upbeat Celtic march featuring flute and fiddle. Outstanding performance by Jennifer Curtis on violin and Bill Leslie on flute and piano. Gorgeous transitional composition. Instrumental, Americana, Americana (pending)
Lovely nostalgic Scots Irish type melody drawn from snowy landscapes in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia. For wintry romance with snow falling, snuggling up in the warmth of love. Flashback or sweet memories of friendship, love. Dear sentimental heartfelt emotional & loving. Instrumental, Americana, Americana (pending)
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