Beauty of the North

Beauty of the North

by Chris Norman
     
 

Chris Norman's second solo album focuses on the traditional music of Quebec and Maritime Canada, featuring sets of tunes organized by theme or region. Guitarist Robin Bullock, a frequent collaborator and fellow founding member of the world-folk group Helicon, joins him here, as do the Scots fiddler AlasdairSee more details below

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Chris Norman's second solo album focuses on the traditional music of Quebec and Maritime Canada, featuring sets of tunes organized by theme or region. Guitarist Robin Bullock, a frequent collaborator and fellow founding member of the world-folk group Helicon, joins him here, as do the Scots fiddler Alasdair Fraser, accordionist Billy McComiskey, and bassist Paul Wheaton. Although the Celtic influence is never far from the surface with this music, there is a directness about these Quebecois, especially the Cape Breton tunes, that sets them apart immediately -- while Irish and Scottish dance music often has a certain vinegary edge, melodies like "Reel Montreal" and "Banks of Newfoundland" are effortlessly and sweetly melodic. Norman seems born to play this music. His light, graceful style occasionally seems a little bit at odds with the Irish repertoire, but it fits perfectly into the music on this program. Highly recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/1994
Label:
Dorian Recordings
UPC:
0053479019028
catalogNumber:
90190

Tracks

  1. North Highland Country Dance  - Chris Norman
  2. North Highland Country Dance  - Chris Norman
  3. Atlanctic Polka  - Chris Norman
  4. The Parry Sound  - Chris Norman
  5. Nova Scotia  - Chris Norman
  6. La Have River Waltz  - Chris Norman
  7. Quand Je Suis Pres de Toi  - Chris Norman
  8. Reel Montreal  - Chris Norman
  9. Reel Amos  - Chris Norman
  10. Reel Rimouski  - Chris Norman
  11. Reel St. Simeon  - Chris Norman
  12. Valse Frontenac  - Chris Norman
  13. The Beauty of the North  - Chris Norman
  14. Rocky Brook  - Chris Norman
  15. Castlebay  - Chris Norman
  16. Cape Wrath  - Chris Norman
  17. Banks of Newfoundland  - Chris Norman
  18. Scotch Cove  - Chris Norman
  19. Gigue de Joliette  - Chris Norman
  20. Valse Parisienne  - Chris Norman
  21. Reel de Chicoutimi  - Chris Norman
  22. Reel St. Jean  - Chris Norman
  23. Reel Eboulement  - Chris Norman
  24. Dirge of Mull  - Chris Norman
  25. Mull Rant  - Chris Norman
  26. The Way to Mull River  - Chris Norman
  27. Sound of Mull  - Chris Norman
  28. Mull River  - Chris Norman

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