Fans of hammer dulcimer music will welcome the news that Scott Williams has another release on MP3.com, this one titled Road to Lisdoonvarna Castle. From the lively, upbeat "Blarney Pilgrim," to the melodious and ringing "Whiskey Before Breakfast," as well as the title song, Williams' touch on the hammer dulcimer is deft and sure. Just about everyone who does Ren Fests performs "A Soulin'" at some point, yet Williams gives it his own distinctive touch, with an attention-catching and evocative arrangement, including percussion from the udu, an African clay pot drum. This one definitely merits repeat play, as indeed does the whole CD. These six song samplers are an enjoyable introduction to the Williams' work for new listeners, and an affordable way to add more hammer dulcimer selections to listeners' collections as well. All of Scott Williams' work is definitely recommended.
AllMusic Review by Murrday Fisher