Fynesound with John and Sharon Knowles, Karin Loya and Linda Rice Johnston | Almost Home

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Almost Home

by Fynesound with John and Sharon Knowles, Karin Loya and Linda Rice Johnston

Scottish and Irish traditional music. Celtic harp, cello, fiddle and voice. This is an exciting debut album called 'evocative' by the well known Scottish composer William Jackson. Fynesound 'transports the listener back to eighteenth century Scotland.'
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. Donald McGillivray Fynesound
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3:32 album only
2. Flora MacDonald/Flora MacDonald's Reel Fynesound
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3:10 album only
3. Angus G. MacLeod/In and Out of the Harbour Fynesound
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3:06 album only
4. Farewell to Ferry Cottage Fynesound
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4:28 album only
5. Rattlin' Roarin' Willie/Brose and Butter/Drops of Brandy Fynesound
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3:21 album only
6. Miss Gordon of Gight Fynesound
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7. Tam Lin Fynesound
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2:52 album only
8. The Chanter's tune/The Price of My Pig Fynesound
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3:49 album only
9. Niel Gow's Lament for the Death of his Brother Donald Fynesound
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3:18 album only
10. The Piper's Cave Fynesound
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1:47 album only
11. Last Night They Stole My Wife/McLean's Claymore Fynesound
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4:19 album only
12. Sliabh Russell/The Woods of Old Limerick Fynesound
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3:17 album only
13. Andrew and His Cuttie Gun/Drummossie Moor Fynesound
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5:40 album only
14. Almost Home Fynesound
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
John Knowles: fiddle, octave mandolin, guitar
Sharon Knowles: Camac Aziliz Celtic Harp
Karin Loya: bass fiddle (cello)
Linda Rice-Johnston: vocals

This is a fine recording which blends fiddle, harp, cello, voice and other instruments in a thoughtful and evocative way. Never rushed, and performed with sensitivity and grace. Fynesound lives up to its name in this beautiful recording which transports the listener to 18th century
Scotland. A pleasant change from the usual frantic playing offered by so many modern "Celtic" bands.

William Jackson, July 2005

"The wonderful musicians who are known as Fynesound have put together a stunning début album of tunes and songs -- mostly Scottish, some Irish, and a few originals in the traditional vein -- which displays a knowledge of and enthusiasm for the music. Add to that the members' individual and collective virtuosity and you are Almost Home. This a recording of rare maturity, grace, passion, depth, and integrity, and I salute and congratulate Fynesound for a lasting achievement which I know will bring as much pleasure with the tenth listening as with the first."

Myron Bretholz, July 2005.

By the same artists - Look for Ferry Cottage by John and Sharon Knowles and A Bird in the Wood by Linda Rice-Johnston


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Karen Bowman Angotti

Graceful musicality in all selections by fine artists
These are obviously mature artists, playing true to the culture of the music. The instrumental blend is sensistive and delicious. I raise a pint to the lot!