It’s “Mandomonium” around Here!

The long-awaited reissue of Mandomonium Mandolin Orchestra’s CD, Mandomonium, is a reality, and we’re glad to say, it will has a home on Swift River Music! Sporting the wonderful music art of Karen Cannon (who also did the covers for Andy May’s Cafe’Americana CD and Dance of Life reissue, newly remastered by our go-to engineer, Nathan Smith at Mainframe Recording Studio in Nashville, TN, and bursting with all the fun and spirit of the original release, we are delighted to add this title to our catalog.

What is Mandomonium? Bring together thirteen musicians sporting backgrounds from bluegrass, classical, and jazz, add the love for the rich mandolin orchestra sound from the 1920’s, and you’ve got it! This eclectic ensemble tackles tunes that challenge the musicians and keep the listeners on the edge of their seats. Check it out!


Produced by Brent Hawley

Mandomonium Mandolin Orchestra

First Mandolin: Grant Gordy, Dan Mitchell, Ron Lynam;
Second Mandolin: Courtney Hartman, Kelli Trujillo, Martin Wolf, Susan Dailey
Mandola: Crystal Kerr, Dave Swiss, Drew Horton
Mandocello: Brent Hawley (Orchestra director)
Guitar: Tim Gauthier, Rick Bradstreet (Tracks 3, 8, and 11)
Bass: Dave Dale

Artwork by Karen Cannon

Layout/design by Karen Cannon and Lauren May

First release: Fort Collins, CO, 2004. Brent Hawley, engineer.

Reissue re-mastered by Nathan SmithMainframe Recording Studio, Nashville, TN


  1. Balletto (Ottorino Respighi – public domain; arr. Jeff Dearinger)  …..  2:33
  2. Dance of the Lunatics (Thomas S. Allen – public domain)  …..  4:52
  3. Rumba (Dieter Kreidler – © Joachim-Trekel-Musikverlag Ohg, Germany)  …..  2:29
  4. Soldier’s Night Out (© Walter Carter)  …..  3:41
  5. Milonga (© Alberto Ginastera – Melos/Ricordi Argentina; arr. Jeff Dearinger)  …..  2:20
  6. Texas Fox Trot (David Guion – public domain)  …..  3:30
  7. Loftus Jones (Turlough O’Carolan – public domain; arr. Jeff Dearinger )  …..  2:50
  8. Pavanne – from Symphonette No. 2 (©Morton Gould, EMI Mills Music Inc., arr. Jeff Dearinger)  …..  3:17
  9. Boston Ideal March (Samuel Siegel – public domain)  …..  4:51
  10. Recuerdos da la Alhambra/ Stairway to Heaven (Francisco Tarrega – public domain /©Robert Plant, Jimmy Page – WB Music Corp.)  …..  5:27
  11. Kitty’s Rag (© Crystal Kerr)  …..  3:28
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