This record is a fine collection of tunes, ballads and songs selected, sung and played by Liz Hanley, accompanied by Jefferson Hamer, Eamon O’Leary, Mick Moloney, Cleek Schrey and other notable players.
Liz Hanley was raised in an Irish family in Boston and learned her traditional Irish and American folk repertoire from her father and grandfather. She studied classical violin at NYU and currently lives in Brooklyn. Continuous activities in the traditional music scenes of the US, Ireland and the UK, her distinctive voice and her affinity for various other music-genres are resonating attributes of Hanley’s interpretations. It is therefore an album that has been loved and enjoyed - not only by traditionalists.
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As a follower of Rachel’s music I eagerly awaited this album, beautiful and now one of my favourites. We are so blessed to have such a strong innovative contemporary Scottish Folk Music scene. The accompanying musician’s and production are exemplary. Lauren’s fiddle, especially on ‘We will listen’ is very moving. Originally from London but lived in the North (Manchester, Yorkshire Dales) for 40 years. My Father’s side hail from Dumfries, hence a love of Scottish music and landscape. JohnT42
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Lankum, as they are now known, don't just touch a nerve, they press on it. Listen to Radie Peat sing Liam Weldon's Dark Horse of the Wind or the whole band perform Peat Bog Soldiers and you will feel the presence of the past. It's all around us. Ursula's Crow