As simply delightful as juice tarts… lollipops and cheese is the song “Old Brown’s Daughter”: https://vimeo.com/305272650
This ode to the impulses of the human heart’s composed so long ago, by G.W. Hunt (1839-1904), and gathered in “Burke’s Ballads” it’s now a trad tune. GEST Songs of NFLD provides more history @ http://gestsongs.com/01/oldbrown.htm and shares a variant by the b’ys of Great Big Sea.
Allison Crowe, here, marries the universal sentiments with her singular style. (You’ll find Allison on GEST, too, @ http://gestsongs.com/acrowe.htm )
Newfoundland Vinyl IV
The lovely isle of Newfoundland, off Canada’s Atlantic coast, is inspiration for this collection – the newest in the “Vinyl” series from Corner Brook, NL musician Allison Crowe.
Allison’s in harbour with a boatful of tunes reveling in, and revealing, the region’s rich culture and history – stirring music that nourishes heart and soul.
The album opens with "Mice March" and closes with "Russian Dance", both selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” – freshly arranged and performed “trad” style for Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador’s “Ed & Ed’s Newfoundland Christmas Concert”. And between these tracks is a bounty of adventuresome musical ideas – embracing songs of land and sea.
Traditional music, and modern favourites – funny, poignant, earthy and ethereal – all part of the “Newfoundland Vinyl” stage-show lovingly curated and directed by Allison Crowe each Summer at TNL’s Gros Morne Theatre Festival.
The album cover photograph by Allison shows us what she sees at home making music. And the songs themselves let us feel it all, as well. Joys and hardships be tugging on the heart-line first cast by Buddy Wasisname, and true as ever: “You might think she’s rugged and cold, but she’s home, sweet, home to me.”
Allison Crowe: all vocals, instruments, engineering and production.
Album cover photo: Allison Crowe.
Graphics: Mind Palace Design.
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