“Candlelight and Wine”’s on Winter’s table. Here ‘t’is decanted and warmed by the effervescent glow of musician Allison Crowe. The tune’s first wick’d by composer Dermot O'Reilly – and performed by Dermot and fellow bright lights (and Sons of Erin), Denis Ryan and Fergus O’Byrne, of Newfoundland legends, Ryan’s Fancy. (Look for it on the group’s 1981 album, “Dance Around This One.”) https://vimeo.com/304962151
GEST Songs of NFLD stocks some varietals, and the original vintage @ http://gestsongs.com/03/wine.htm On the GEST site you can also enjoy additional servings of Ryan’s Fancy as well as tunes flowing via Corner Brook’s Allison Crowe @ 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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