“Elmwood Station,” is named for a turn-of-the 20th-century railroad junction that sits down the road from Bauhan’s home in Hancock. Once a bustling hub where the Peterborough-Hillsborough line crossed the Manchester-Keene line, the junction, its buildings long gone, is now a quiet place for rail-trail hikers. Bauhan commissioned Hancock artist Kim Cunningham to create a linocut based on a historical photo of Elmwood Station; it graces the cover of the CD.
She is joined on the recording by a host of musician friends: David Surette on guitar, mandolin, and bouzouki, Kent Allyn on piano and bass, Jane and Russell Orzechowski on fiddle, Francis Orzechowski on piano, and vocalists Susie Burke and Chloe Green.
“Elmwood Station” includes traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, Shetland, England, French Canada, Sweden, and New England, as well as original compositions that capture the sometimes buoyant, often haunting spirit of Celtic music. Bob Walton of Folk Roots magazine describes Bauhan’s playing as “lovely, thoughtful music . . . like liquid spring sunshine.”