This album, FOREIGNLANDER, is full of traditional folk music originally from the British Isles. Imagine immigrants carrying their songs with them as they crossed the waters, eventually settling in the Appalachian mountains of the eastern U.S.
Beautifully arranged and recorded.
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FOREIGNLANDER - Newly arranged pieces from 17-20th Century Appalachia, performed by Lydia McCauley and her ensemble, along with special guests.
One Morning in May
The River Trilogy
and much more.
MUSICIANS: Lydia McCauley – vocals, piano, Appalachian dulcimer
Brian Cunningham – acoustic guitar
Frank Jackson – recorders, wooden flute, whistles
Phil Heaven – viola
Lynne Givler – double bass, harmony vocals
Jason Darling – percussion
Grant Donnellan – violin
Paul Englesberg – concertina
“If Lydia McCauley were performing during the early 60’s folk scene, her name would be synonymous with Judy Collins, Joan Baez and Mary Travers. Today, place her recordings on the same shelf alongside those plus Karen Matheson, Maire (Moya) Brennan, Mary Black, Loreena McKennitt, Maddy Prior, Enya, Annie Haslam, Jacqui McShee, Sandy Denny . . . She simply is that good.” http://www.musicsojourn.com