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Forerunner
     

Forerunner

5.0 2
by The Cottars
 
These familial Nova Scotians, consisting of siblings Ciarán and Fiona MacGillivray and Jimmy and Roseanne MacKenzie, have crafted an impeccably played and produced collection of covers and traditional works that will appeal to fans of

Overview

These familial Nova Scotians, consisting of siblings Ciarán and Fiona MacGillivray and Jimmy and Roseanne MacKenzie, have crafted an impeccably played and produced collection of covers and traditional works that will appeal to fans of the Corrs, as well as fellow Canadians Great Big Sea. The quartet is at its best when plowing through traditional reels, jigs, and polkas like "Miss Casey Medley: Miss Casey's Jig/The Humours of Ballinafauna" and " Honeysuckle Medley," but their choice of covers -- the nubile merrymakers must have been recently introduced to the music of Tom Waits, as they cover "Hold On" and "Georgia Lee" off of his 1999 album Mule Variations -- leave little doubt that they aim for a career outside of the Celtic genre. Time will tell.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/10/2006
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661706422
catalogNumber:
617064
Rank:
184442

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cottars   Primary Artist
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Shannon Forrest   Percussion,Drums
Jimmy Rankin   Vocals,Guest Appearance
David Henry   Cello
Gordie Sampson   Bouzouki,Guitar,Piano
Tom Bukovac   Guitar,Piano
Jamie Gatti   Bass
Ciarán MacGillivray   Guitar,Piano,Accordion,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Various,Bodhran,Group Member
Fiona MacGillivray   Vocals,Human Whistle,Bodhran,Group Member
Jimmy MacKenzie   Banjo,Guitar,Tenor Banjo,Group Member
Roseanne MacKenzie   Fiddle,Percussion,Vocals,Vocal Harmony,Group Member

Technical Credits

Tom Waits   Composer
Jeff Balding   Engineer
Kathleen Brennan   Composer
Ron Hynes   Composer
Larry LeBlanc   Liner Notes
Gordie Sampson   Engineer,Executive Producer
Mike Shepherd   Engineer
Allister MacGillivray   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Traditional   Composer
Karine Polwart   Composer
Ciarán MacGillivray   Arranger
Fiona MacGillivray   Whistle
Roseanne MacKenzie   Arranger
Adam Beard   Engineer

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Forerunner 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I heard one cut of this CD online and dug around to find a CD by them. Was unfamiliar with them but after buying this one, I am a fan. I usually prefer ballads or vocals, but I even enjoyed the reels and instrumentals. Worth a listen if you enjoy this type of music!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recently saw The Cottars perform with The Chieftains and in their short time onstage, they captivated. I purchased this album, and I was willingly captivated again. I have since spent hours with this CD and it continues to surprise and astound me. What pulls you in is the purity of Fiona MacGillivray's voice on "Waterlily", "Atlantic Blue", "Send Me A River", and "Hold On". But what sustains you is the collective joy, energy, and virtuosity that pops out of the speakers on traditional instrumental tracks like "Some Polkas" and "Honeysuckle Medley". Then you hear the other voices in the group - Roseanne MacKenzie and Ciaran MacGillivray on "Waterlily" and "Georgia Lee." The fourth member Jimmy MacKenzie doesn't sing, but his guitar and banjo are there all along. At the end of it all, you realize The Cottars are the real deal.