Songs Of Separation

Songs Of Separation

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Navigator Records
January 29, 2016

Format: Compact Disc



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The Limited Edition version with the "Isle Of Eigg" A3-Map (Eigg being the inspirational place where the album was recorded) is now officially now sold out and standard CD's will be supplied.

Songs of Separation brought together ten female folk musicians from Scotland and England, to create a recording which reflects on the issue of 'separation' in its many forms, through traditional song.

The SoS musician team features the musical skills and "big thinking" of Eliza Carthy and Karine Polwart, two of the UK's most celebrated voices, Mary Macmaster and Kate Young, two boundary-breaking Scots, Hannah James, Hazel Askew and Rowan Rheingans, from the award winning English ensemble Lady Maisery, Jenn Butterworth and Jenny Hill, brilliant backline players who have worked in both English and Scottish trad scenes, and Hannah Read, a New York-based musician who spent much of her childhood on the Isle of Eigg.

Taking place on the beautiful Isle of Eigg in June 2015, the musicians spent an intensive week rehearsing and recording, including site recordings at the two sites central to the 'Big Women of Eigg' legend.

Celebrating the similarities and differences in our musical, linguistic and cultural heritage, and set in the context of a post-referendum world, the work aims to evoke emotional responses and prompt new thinking about the issue of separation as it occurs in all our lives. The collected songs aim to get to the heart of what we feel when we are faced with a separation, both good and bad. Providing a 'thread through time', joining us to previous generations who shared the same human experiences and responses to separation, and to the generations that will follow.

Press Quotes

"The harmonies are gorgeous and the lyrics thought-provoking. A good start to the year for folk music" (4*)

The Telegraph (Martin Chilton)


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Key Value
Catalogue number NAVIGATOR094
Barcode 0805520620949
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 70g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Echo Mocks The Corncrake 03:44:00
2. It Was A' For Our Rightfu' King 03:13:00
3. Poor Man's Lamentation 04:16:00
4. 'S trom an direadh (Sad The Climbing) 03:07:00
5. 'S muladach mi 's mi air m'aineoil (Sad Am I And In A Strange Place) 05:47:00
6. Cleaning The Stones 05:40:00
7. Unst Boat Song 02:26:00
8. London Lights 05:22:00
9. Sea King 06:27:00
10. Soil And Soul 04:52:00
11. Over The Border 05:39:00
12. Road Less Travelled 05:19:00