T'was the year of 1995, The Bell Island Centennial. It was also the year i returned from working in Halifax. Home sick, with a pocket full of songs, and a old four track recorder, i released my solo album " The Irish Thorn, Sea Tales". We worked with what we had, we played the best we could, and between the lines i found my self back home again on Bell Island.
The inspiration behind this album comes from my mother and father of the stories they told around the old oil stove. Mom would take the damper off & we'd watch the fire flicker on the ceiling above. Outside the snow gently fell, i am older now, and my parents have passed on. The old cassette tapes drag and have stood the test of time, With fear of loosing this part of my heritage, I am re-releasing this album, remixed & digital remastered in CD format for all my friends and family so they may pass the stories on to their children.
This album is dedicated to the memory of the storytellers, my parents Alex & Muriel Parsons. Forever your son.
Album Name* Terry Parsons
Title name*The Irish Thorn
1.Home to Bell Island
2 Labrador People
3. Peter Easton Chanty
4. Kayley Lee
5. Forgotten Lullaby
6. The Rose Castle
7. The Irish Thorn
8. Fields of Clover
9. Prince of the Sea
Lyrics, Arrangement, Music, & Produced by Terry Parsons.
Engineering by: Terry Parsons & Tom Reese.Mixed by: Parsons, Reese & Pike.
Recorded @ Home 4 track. Mastered by: Parsons & Pike. Album concept: Parsons
Artwork by :Wayne (Blackie) Cahill, Album Design and layout by: Greg Tobin @ MMS Atlantic. Mixing & Digital Remastering by: Don Ellis
Wanda Vallis: Vocals Fields of clover
Terry Parsons: Vocals, Acoustic guitar &Tin whistle.
Tom Reese: Bass guitar & Back up vocals.
Clayton Kennedy: Mandolin.
Alex & Muriel Parsons, Joan, Uncle Dan,Tom Reese, Billy, Cole, Zachary & Marilee Whalen. Wade & Rosanne Parsons,Esther,Jim, Clayton Kennedy, Rob & Wanda Vallis, Ian Marsh, Jeff, Tracy, & Jane Mouland,Ward Pike, And Kelly Whelan for beliving in me and keeping music in my life.
Terry Parsons (709)488-2866