Cover image for Debateable lands
Title:
Debateable lands
Author:
Tickell, Kathryn.
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Publication Information:
Oxford, England ; Cambridge, MA : Park Records, [1999]

â„—1999
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.
Contents:
The wedding; Because he was -- Our Kate; The welcome home -- In dispraise of whisky; Swig jig -- Road to the north; Hanging bridge; All at sea -- The return -- Kilfenora; My laddie sits ower late up -- Dunstanburgh; Kathryn's favourite -- The magpie; Rothbury Road; Cold shoulder -- Hut on Staffen Island; Random -- Stories from the debateable lands -- Our Kate.
UPC:
769934005023
Format :
Music CD

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Kathryn Tickell's albums are always a treat -- she's one of the few players of the Northumbrian small pipes (which are driven by a bellows, rather than a bladder), and certainly is one of the very few to see the inside of a recording studio. Her repertoire consists of a mixture of originals, covers, and arrangements of various Northumbrian and North England folk tunes, with the overall tone skewing towards that which is nowadays thought of as Celtic (i.e., listeners will be able to pick out elements that come from Scotland, England, Ireland, and various islands, Hebridean and otherwise). The ultimate truth, of course, is that Tickell is working within a musical framework that has been cross-pollinated for centuries. Her original work, incidentally, is superb; "Our Kate," written for the late Catherine Cookson (and presented here in two versions) is a gorgeous, moving piece. A fine set indeed, head and shoulders above many such folk releases. ~ Steven McDonald