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All Music Guide - Rosalind Cummings-Yeates
As a third-generation Canadian who champions Scottish Gaelic culture, Mary Jane Lammond is both a musician and a preservationist of sorts. Her music takes ancient Gaelic tunes and breathes life and modernity into them with reverent arrangements. "Storas," a haunting collection of 11 traditional songs, shines with not-so-traditional instrumentation and harmony. Although traditional Gaelic singers sang unaccompanied, Lamond's pure, soaring vocals weave between the layers of sound supplied by her acoustic band. She glides from milling songs to laments, to jaunty dance numbers with equal skill. Two of the album's most striking songs illustrate Scottish life during ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rosalind Cummings-Yeates
As a third-generation Canadian who champions Scottish Gaelic culture, Mary Jane Lammond is both a musician and a preservationist of sorts. Her music takes ancient Gaelic tunes and breathes life and modernity into them with reverent arrangements. "Storas," a haunting collection of 11 traditional songs, shines with not-so-traditional instrumentation and harmony. Although traditional Gaelic singers sang unaccompanied, Lamond's pure, soaring vocals weave between the layers of sound supplied by her acoustic band. She glides from milling songs to laments, to jaunty dance numbers with equal skill. Two of the album's most striking songs illustrate Scottish life during ancient and contemporary times. The lament "The Battle of Inverlochy" dates from 1645 and details a woman who has lost her father, husband, four brothers, and three sons with dramatic pacing and a cappella power. "It Is My Love the MacDonald Man" dates from the '50s and is a typical milling song accented with light percussion and a lively chorus. Lamond transcends time, borders, and language with this memorable CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2007
  • Label: Trade Root Music
  • UPC: 775020636323
  • Catalog Number: 6363
  • Sales rank: 19,118

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mary Jane Lamond Primary Artist
Anne Bourne Cello
Ed Woodsworth Bass
Bonnie Thompson Vocals
Laurel MacDonald Vocals
Ryan MacNeil Bagpipes
Margot Aldrich Strings
Jennifer Jones Strings
Mac Morin Piano
Chris Corrigan Guitar
Michelle Smith Vocals
Hilary Brown Strings
Mairi Rankin Fiddle
Patrick Gillis Guitar
Geoff Arsenault Percussion
Technical Credits
Mary Jane Lamond Arranger
David Travers-Smith Engineer, Mastering
Ed Woodsworth Arranger
Laurel MacDonald Engineer
Phillip Strong Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Traditional Composer
Angus MacLeod translation
Mike Sheperd Engineer
Chris Corrigan Arranger
Geoff Arsenault Arranger
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