Magdalena’s Revenge – 2007

The Mad M’s second album with 11 tunes stretching this way and that — celtic, klez, ska, swing and more.
magdalena's revenge disc

Recorded at Wally Sound, Oakland, California. Analog, 2 inch tape, 16 track.
Mastered by J. J Golden, Ventura, California.
Cover illustration by caricature artist and illustrator, Doug Shannon.


  1. Musical Priest S – a crazy take on a traditional Celtic reel
  2. Pica Pica Polka – easy going border style polka with a long tail. Pica Pica is the Latin name for magpie.
  3. Sparky’s Romp – a speedy little ska-like number
  4. Chance to Dance – move around the dance floor with someone you love
  5. Surely, Shirley – a tale of desire with a retro swing
  6. Mad Mod Vlad – polka. Imagine a taxi cab driver in a former eastern block country who watches too much 70s American TV
  7. Kirghiz Eyes – mixed meter moody. Kirghizstan is an area of central Asia
  8. Magdalena’s Revenge – How sweet it is! This frailach-inspired tune blazes.
  9. Are Ye Sleepin’, Maggie? – a mad version of the Scottish classic
  10. Cal’s Waltz – sweet waltz Mags wrote for her Dad who was a horn player
  11. Fanfare for Eva – canon with tuba, trombone and accordion

“Musical Priest S” live at the San Francisco Civic Center St. Patrick’s Day