Puddingstone

Puddingstone

BandFolkCeltic

We play an eclectic mix of genres, including folk, Celtic, New Age, Broadway, Americana, Flamenco and Rennaisance. Instrumentation includes acoustic instruments such as guitar, flutes, hammered dulcimer, harp, fiddle, percussion, combined with synthesizers and wind machines to create a unique blend.

Biography

Puddingstone formed first as a trio, consisting of percussion, hammered dulcimer, harp and flutes. It has grown to a 6-7 member band and now includes vocals, guitar, synthesizer and sometimes fiddle.

Our name says it all - Puddingstone is a conglomerate of many different stones. The genres we play range from Americana such as fife and drum, Celtic, folk, New Age, Flamenco, Renaissance and even some classical such as Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring and Pachelbel's Canon. What makes a Puddingstone arrangement recognizable is the unique sound.

We have a dazzling array of ancient and modern instruments including hurdy gurdy, gemshorns, & viola de gamba as well as electronic wind machines and drum sets. The combination of the ancient and acoustic instruments with the electronic instruments is what gives us our signature sound.

We have been hailed as the "best kept secret in North Carolina". Our members all have professions that are additional to being musicians. Our professions include physician, teachers and business owners.

We have a very loyal following in North Carolina and are looking to expand our presence throughout the southeast. We performed in July 2007 as the kick-off group for the Best of Our State weekend sponsored by Our State Magazine. We were also featured on their events calendar with a photo in the March 2008 edition to promote our Luck 'o the Irish concert March 15 which featured the St. Joseph's Irish Dancers.

Lyrics

Love Will Guide Us

Written By: Sally Rogers

Refrain:

Love will guide us
Peace had tried us
Hope inside us will lead the way
On the road from greed to giving
Love will guide us through the dark night

vs. 1

If you cannot sing like angels
If you cannot speak before thousands
You can give from deep within you
You can change the world with your love

REFRAIN

vs. 2

You are like no other being
What you can give no other can give
To the future of our precious children
To the future of the world where we live

REFRAIN

vs. 1 repeated with descant

Shake Down the Stars

Written By: Denise Baxter-Yoder

Vs. 1
Rose petals on my window sill
Soft and white, fragrant filled
A gift from you to me

I look beyond the window pane
The day has gone, yet I remain
You left the rose, but took with you the dream

Chorus:

I want to shake down the stars
Follow their path to where you are
Hold you in my arms a little while

Where 'ere you go; you're not alone
Though you've gone so far from home
Look within; remember with a smile

Vs. 2
Moonlight floods a country lane
Scent of forgiveness after rain
Roses bloom round every bend

Though your journey is not through
My good wishes go with you
Find at last a place where hope won't end

Chorus

Discography

CD's :

Christmas Pudding

An Afternoon with Puddingstone

For Our Children

Christmas Past

Light of Love

Transition

Set List

For Non-Christmas:

Only Our Rivers
Colors of Fire
Simple Gifts
Celtic Medley
Water is Wide
John of Dreams
Garten Mother's Lullaby
Dust in the Wind
Shake Down the Stars
Shebeg and Shemore......

For Christmas..

Silent Night medley
Patapan
O Come O Come Emmanual
In the Bleak Midwinter
Tanz/Good King Wenseslas
Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella
Greensleeves
Good Christian Men Rejoice
Pachelbel Canon
Going Home/Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring

Sets are about 45 minutes. Our typical community concert includes two sets.