Sunday, January 23, 2011

Loreena McKennitt - The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2010 Canada) @320

Loreena McKennitt goes back to the traditional Celtic and English folk music that launched her career with the release of The Wind That Shakes the Barley on November 16 via her own Quinlan Road label.
Recorded at the historic 1832 Sharon Temple outside of Toronto, finds the multi-instrumentalist McKennitt in a slightly more spare folk setting than her more recent expansively produced works. There's a certain fragility at the heart of Barley's most tender ballads -- "On a Bright May Morning", "The Parting Glass" -- an intimacy that extends throughout what is easily one of McKennitt's most personal albums. "Every once and again there is a pull to return to one's own roots or beginnings," says McKennitt, "with the perspective of time and experience, to feel the familiar things you once loved and love still."

01. As I Roved Out

02. On a Bright May Morning
03. Brian Boru’s March
04. Down by the Sally Gardens
05. The Star of the County Down
06. The Wind that Shakes the Barley
07. The Death of Queen Jane
08. The Emigration Tunes
09. The Parting Glass

Loreena MCKENNITT: Vocals/voix, Keyboards, Harpe
Brian HUGHES: Guitare, Bouzouki
Hugh MARSH: Violon
Caroline LAVELLE: Violoncelle
Ben GROSSMAN: Bodhran, Frame drums, Triangle
Ian HARPER: Uilleann pipes, Whistle
Tony MCMANUS: Guitare acoustique,
Jeff BIRD: Mandole, Mandoline, Basse acoustique
Pat SIMMONDS: Guitare acoustique, Accordéon
Andrew COLLINS: Mandoline
Brian TAHENY: Mandoline
Chris GARTNER: Guitare basse
Andrew DOWNING: Basse acoustique
Jason FOWLER: Guitare acoustique.



CrimsonKing said...

The Wind That Shakes The Barley


Anonymous said...

nice, thanks.

The Countess said...

LOVE your blog! Thanks for this as well.

Lancer said...

Thanks a lot!
I have found it for a long time.

dugg said...

i'm glad to learn she's cut back on the production- having heard her solo a few times, i always felt she was a sorceress, one of those few truly captivating performers.
thanks yo your write-up, i'm quite looking forward to listening to this!

birichinaga said...

Thanks for your blog! is amazing!

CrimsonKing said...


The Wind That Shakes The Barley


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