Christina Harrison : Wee Folk Songs

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Sell date: 12/2001
Label: CD Baby
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 Notes & Reviews
 
'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: WEE FOLK SONGS WEE FOLK SONGS REVIEWS and LETTERS REVIEW by Kathy O'Connell WXPN KIDS CORNER 'I am delighted to say nice things about Christina Harrison's 'Wee Folk Songs.' These soothing sounds work for all ages... from the youngest to stressed-out adult. Christina Harrison introduces kids to some of the lovely music she knew as a child, and reaches the child in each of us in the process. With well-known favorites like 'Puff the Magic Dragon' and 'The Unicorn,' she breathes new, sweet-voiced life into them. My particular favorite is 'My Hamburger Mooed At Me,' which will delight even the most hard-hearted carnivore. I recommend this album highly to all.' REVIEW: BONNIE RIDEOUT - Scottish Fiddler - Maggie's Music Dear Christina Harrison We wanted to write to you to express how wonderful your album is; 'Wee Folk Songs.' First let me say, speaking not only as a musician myself, but as a mother of three children from ages two to seven, that this album has offered me particular enjoyment. I feel somewhat of a connoisseur in this area of music now that I have had to sit t through literally hundreds of listenings of children's recordings, and I still do not get tired of hearing you. This is rare indeed! But the true test of a successful children's album is how it holds the attention of the wee folk. Your music is not too difficult for the kids to learn the words - even 'Treacl

 
 Tracks
 
Doon in Egilsay St
Treacle Toffee Macaroni/Mairzy Dotes/Little Sir Echo
Skyscraper Wean
Red Yo Yo
Puff the Magic Dragon
The Unicorn
Coulter's Candy
My Hamburger Mooed at Me
Someone
Dark Disco
Teddy's Song
October Winds