TOUCHWOOD: Passion Play
Kerstin Blodig – vocals, guitars, mandolin
Cristina Crawley – vocals, bodhrán, bouzouki, fiddle, whistle, percussion
Ahmed Chouraqui – congas
Bronagh Crawley – Irish step dancing
B. Deutung – cello
Peter Jakk – fretless bass, double bass, electric bass
Thomas Loefke – celtic harp
Ian Vance Melrose – dobro, low whistle
Johannes Schiefner – uilleann pipes
Celtic Roots Mouth Music
Cristina Crawley vocals, bodhrán, bouzouki, fiddle, whistle
Kerstin Blodig vocals, guitar, bodhrán
Cristina Crawley and Kerstin Blodig formed the duo Touchwood in 1990 – two breathtakingly beautiful voices combined with instrumental virtuosity. As their talents for vocal harmony merged they began to develop their own individual style of instrumental and vocal song arrangement. Although their musical roots clearly lie in the song tradition of Ireland, Scotland and England, they succeed in combining contemporary music with traditional influences, thereby creating an exciting blend of old and new, a blend also to be found in their own material. Their experience in theatre productions is a further contributing aspect in an exciting and entertaining live performance. Their commanding stage presence is a platform for a tremendous range of musical dynamics – from melancholic to joyous, from bright humour to dark satire.
In 1995 they launched their CD Passion Play, distributed in Ireland by the prestigious traditional label Gael Linn. The New York-based world-music label Putumayo used a track for their compilation ”Women of the World – Celtic 2”.