Dance to Your Shadow

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Prominent American harpist Kim Robertson has always pushed the edge of Celtic music with her improvisational spirit. Dance to Your Shadow is no exception, placing the Celtic song and dance tradition in an array of unique settings. Multi-instrumentalist Eric Segnitz can take a bow for his innovative arrangements, using a host of live musicians rather than keyboards. George Winston makes a surprise guest appearance, sitting in with some very expressive harmonica playing. The album opens with some fanciful interplay between harp, guitar, and the button accordion of John Williams. The piece accelerates into a stellar jam session featuring Liz Carroll on fiddle, Chris Norman...
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Barnes & Noble - Carol Wright
Prominent American harpist Kim Robertson has always pushed the edge of Celtic music with her improvisational spirit. Dance to Your Shadow is no exception, placing the Celtic song and dance tradition in an array of unique settings. Multi-instrumentalist Eric Segnitz can take a bow for his innovative arrangements, using a host of live musicians rather than keyboards. George Winston makes a surprise guest appearance, sitting in with some very expressive harmonica playing. The album opens with some fanciful interplay between harp, guitar, and the button accordion of John Williams. The piece accelerates into a stellar jam session featuring Liz Carroll on fiddle, Chris Norman on flute, and the Indian vocalise and tabla of Sandip Burman. The catchy title tune follows with Segnitz's easy-flowing, warm bass and Robertson's ethereal voice flying through space. Robertson offers up a few memorable vocal ballads, and some of the instrumentals are outstanding. On "I Once Loved a Lass," the ensemble creates a dignified mood behind Robertson's reading of a Bach piece. Church bells introduce "Broken Prayer," a three-part composition by Breton guitarist Dan Ar Bras. Soaring horns then come echoing through, followed by a cornucopia of acoustic instruments -- rattle, drums, didgeridoo, djembe, flute, piano -- that tumble together in delight. The singing of Hildegard Von Bingen rides the piece out. The final cacophonous reel builds upon a humorous assault of drum programming, telephone rings, and sheep bleats. Treasures abound on this playful fĂȘte of Celtic strings.
All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Contemporary harpist Kim Robertson's Dance to Your Shadow finds the musician delicately balancing her soothingly familiar new age compositions with newfound gentle folk-pop flourishes. Reminiscent of Loreena McKennitt and Enya's unique blend of fragile emotive vocals and rich instrumentation, Robertson's gentle but powerfully evocative Celtic harp is partnered with vocal layering, guitar, percussion, and strings. Her instrumental compositions like the harmonica-fueled "O'Keefe's Slide" and the opening track "Morning Dew" seem to be slowly moving aside to make room for more vocal pieces like the pulsing and rhythmic "Not My Plaid" and the subtle title track. This is by no means a bad thing, as Robinson's slight breathy voice often slips into her songs almost unnoticed, acting as yet another lush instrument in the mix. Recommended for fans of well-crafted, starkly orchestrated new age music with a warm pop sensibility.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/27/2001
  • Label: Narada
  • UPC: 724385062728
  • Catalog Number: 50627

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kim Robertson Primary Artist
Liz Carroll Fiddle
Dan Armstrong Double Bass
John Doyle Bouzouki, Guitar
Bill Helmers Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Jim Hines Bongos, Drums, Djembe, Shaker
Jackie Moran Djembe, Bodhran, Riqq
Eric Segnitz Electric Bass, Keyboards, Ukulele, 12-string Guitar
Don Sipe Flugelhorn
George Winston Harmonica
Bill Barnewitz French Horn
Ric Probst Background Vocals
John Williams [accordion] Concertina, Piano-Accordion, Button Accordion
Brek Renzelman Viola
Sandip Burman Tabla, Mouth Percussion
Karl Lavine Cello
Peter Batchelder Background Vocals
Alan Baer Tuba
Chris Norman Human Whistle, Wood Flute, Small Pipes
Mark Stewart Electric Guitar, Mbira
Technical Credits
Peter Buffett Programming
Kim Robertson Arranger
Howard Johnston Engineer
Trevor Sadler Mastering
Eric Segnitz Arranger, Producer
Oliver Strauss Engineer
Ric Probst Engineer
Steve Kultgen Engineer
Mark Stewart Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sparkling and jazzy harp music.

    Combining elements of Celtic, contemporary and world music, Kim Robertson and friends continue to stretch their creative boundaries with innovative arrangements of traditional material and compelling new compositions. Featured are Kim¿s breathy vocals, along with the fiddle playing of Liz Carroll, the flutistry of Chris Norman (of the Baltimore Consort), the accordion of John Williams, and a host of other instruments blown, strummed, bowed and beaten. The title ¿Dance to your Shadow¿ comes from a Gaelic legend about Mary Macrae, of the Isle of Harris. Persecuted for her ¿old world ways¿ of spiritual reveling by ¿the bigots of an iron time, who called her simple art a crime¿, she ¿went her own way, chanting her¿mouth music, and dancing to her own shadow when nothing else was available. A fugitive remnant of an ancient and grand people, never to return.¿ Fortunately, we live in an age where at least some of us have the freedom to spiritually revel as we wish, inspired by profound and sparkling music such as this. May it be so, some day soon, for all in this world. ¿Dance to Your Shadow¿ is Kim Robertson¿s second album for Narada, and after decades of beautiful and innovative artistry, it is wonderful to finally see her receiving mainstream recognition and exposure! Her extensive discography prior to this release is also well worth checking out. If you like the ensemble work of Kim Robertson, you might also like that of harpist Lisa Lynne on releases such as ¿Seasons of the Soul¿, ¿Daughters of the Celtic Moon¿ and ¿Maiden¿s Prayer¿.

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