Christina Harrison : Bonnie Scotland I Adore Thee (Cdr)

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Sell date: 12/2001
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'Every so often (rarely) you chance upon an artist whose work is evidently a class apart from all the others. Christina is one of those artists who deserve the world-wide recognition reserved for the few and select...' -review from the United Nations FAO CASA GAZETTE, Rome, Italy. 'Christina Harrison is petite but probably has more voice and presence per cubic inch than anyone else on the planet...' -Ian Bruce, Scottish artist. Christina is a singer/songwriter from Glasgow, Scotland and has sung before live audiences most of her life. Before extending her music career to the USA she was the lead singer in both a traditional bluegrass and a jazz band in London. She received classical voice training from Bill Ibbotson, the pianist for the great conductor, Sir Malcolm Seargent and his orchestra and Isabel Bailey, the Opera star. She has received applause in dozens of cities internationally including, London where she appeared in musicals at the Westminster Central Hall and the famous Royal Albert Hall, London. Her repertoire is beautifully versatile featuring original, contemporary and traditional folk songs from Ireland, Scotland and America. Christina tours Europe and Canada and performs as a headliner at many major Celtic festivals in the USA. She is one of the few female soloists, and one of the favourite's on the Celtic circuit and has released 5 cds on her own label 'Glenanne Music' label. In June 2000, she recorded her latest traditional Scottish CD, 'Lassie Wi' The Lint-white Locks' in Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland with some of Scotland's finest and famed musicians; Marc Duff founder of Capercaille, Tony McManus, Iain Fraser, Ian Lowthian and Ian Bruce (producer). Previously she released her CD of originals, (many of which scored highly in the Billboard Song Contest, of 1999) 'Someday I'm Going Home'; recorded and produced by Rich Adler at Suite 2000 in Nashville, with some of the world's finest backing musicians, including Eric Rigler who can be heard playing the Uilleann pipes on the soundtracks of Braveheart, Devil's Own and Titanic. Her superb voice can also be heard on radio internationally and on her earlier recordings, 'Exiles', 'Bonnie Scotland I Adore Thee', 'Wee Folk Songs', and 'Fragments.' Favorable reviews of these recordings in publications like Dirty Linen (Baltimore) and Folk Roots (U.K.) and the support of a wide network of fans have enabled her to open for acts such as: THE CHIEFTAINS, CHERISH THE LADIES, CLANDESTINE, GENE VINCENT, CHARLIE BYRD and SEVEN NATIONS and she shares the stage with acts such as Frances Black, Delores Keanes, Natalie MacMaster, The Clancy Brothers, Sharon Shannon, Black 47 and Bonnie Rideout. REVIEWS: BONNIE SCOTLAND I ADORE THEE by Stavros Moschopoulos - Fao Casa Gazette United Nations - Rome, Italy Every so often (rarely) you chance upon an artist whose work is evidently a class apart from all the others. Christina is one of those artists who deserve the worldwide recognition reserved for the few and the select. Her gorgeous voice, her guitar and a wonderful collection of old and new songs celebrating her Scottish heritage will enhance your life like a glass of mellow red wine. Having won my admiration and the whole-hearted seal of approval from Charity my wife - true lover of folk music and a tough critic to please, Christina's CD is a mandatory addition to your precious collection as is her first one Exiles. Don't miss them. REVIEW by Tom Slattery, IRISH EDITION, Philadelphia, PA What's not to like when you take a superb voice and turn it loose on a Top 10 list of Irish and Scottish all-time favorites. You like Scottish? How about 'Flower of Scotland,' 'Annie Laurie' 'Scotland the Brave.'? 'Amazing Grace,' along with a medley including 'I Belong To Glasgow,' and 'The Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen'? From across the Irish Sea there is 'Come By the Hills,' 'Danny Boy,' and 'Carrickfergus.' Enough? Well the most beautiful song on the album is the haunting 'Ae Fond Kiss.' I like it, I like it. REVIEW by Geoff Wilbur's RENEGADE, MI Christina Harrison is up to the task

Come by the Hills
Flower of Scotland
Ae Fond Kiss
Medley: I Belong to Glasgow/Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen/Bonn
Annie Laurie
Scotland the Brave
Danny Boy
Amazing Grace
Doon in Egilsay St
October Winds
Bagpipe Set: Kitchen Piper/Chasing the Shadows/Clumsy Lover
Of A' the Airts
Wild Mountain Thyme