Connie Dover If Ever I Return

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: Taylor Park

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Fear an Bhata
  • Buy for $0.992.Lady Keith's Lament
  • Buy for $0.993.Peggy and the Soldier
  • Buy for $0.994.Ned of the Hill
  • Buy for $0.995.The Holland Handkerchief
  • Buy for $0.996.Fontaine, La
  • Buy for $0.997.Mally Leigh
  • Buy for $0.998.Who Will Comfort Me?
  • Buy for $0.999.Shady Grove
  • Buy for $0.9910.Miss Lillian Williams
  • Buy for $0.9911.How Can I Live at the Top of a Mountain?

Product Description:

Personnel: Connie Dover (vocals); Manus Lunny (guitar, bouzouki, background vocals); Aly Bain, Duncan Chisolm (fiddle); Phil Cunningham (penny whistle, accordion, keyboards, background vocals); Iain MacDonald (Scottish Highland bagpipes, wooden flute, penny whistle); Christy O'Leary (Uilleann pipes); David Paton (bass).
Recorded at Cunningham Audio Productions Studios, The Crask of Aigas, Inverness-Shire, Scotland.
Personnel: Connie Dover (vocals); Manus Lunny (guitar, bouzouki); Aly Bain, Duncan Chisholm (fiddle); Iain MacDonald (flute, pennywhistle, bagpipe); Phil Cunningham (pennywhistle, accordion, trumpet, keyboards); Christy O'Leary (Uilleann pipe); James MacIntosh (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Connie Dover.
Recording information: Cunningham, Inverness-Shire, Scotland.
Illustrator: Jackie Ahlstrom.
Connie Dover has a voice that rings like a crystal bell. Whether singing cowboy songs or forlorn Irish love ballads, she can make angels appear and dance in your head. But while critics across the country have rhapsodized about her voice, what is often overlooked is her ability to write strikingly beautiful original music in traditional idioms (an ability overlooked probably because you would rarely guess that her original tunes aren't ageless folk melodies). On this disc, she sets the Gaelic poem "Fear an Bhata" to a lovely, haunting tune and also offers a stately air dedicated to the memory of her paternal grandmother. Elsewhere, she covers such traditional fare as "Lady Keith's Lament," a song of longing for the return of the Scottish monarchy, and the heartbroken "How Can I Live at the Top of the Mountain?" She sings in French on "La Fontaine" (set to another original tune) and comes up with an interesting major-key arrangement of the traditional Appalachian song "Shady Grove." This disc finds her using a bit more percussion and synthesizer than usual, a move which might cause some die-hard traditionalists to raise an eyebrow, but her exquisite singing will erase any doubts. ~ Rick Anderson
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