Colleen Raney | Linnet

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by Colleen Raney

Pure drop singing, lush harmonies, and contemporary nuance.
Genre: World: Celtic
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1. The Barring of the Door
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2. Fair Margaret & Sweet William
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3. Love & Freedom
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4. Sailor Boy
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5. Galway Shawl
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6. Jeannie o\' Bethelnie
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7. Bonnie Jean Cameron
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8. Jackson & Jane
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9. Geordie
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10. Fhear a Bhata
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11. Lullabye
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Album Notes
Produced by Hanz Araki and recorded by Ezra Holbrook (The Minus 5, The Decemberists, Dr. Theopolis) Colleen’s debut album Linnet gathers a veritable who’s who of Celtic music. Mark Raney, Cary Novotny, Ezra Holbrook, Matt Jerrell, Nancy Conescu, Eddie Parente, Kellam Throgmorton, Cali McKasson, Philip Boulding, Kathryn Claire, Matthew Hayward-MacDonald, Vash and the unparalleled flutes and vocals of Hanz Araki are all featured in 11 tracks of inspired traditional and contemporary Celtic music.


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What a beautiful cd! Colleen and Co. keep the music traditional and fresh at the same time. Her singing is lovely and the accompanying musicians sing and play with energy and heart. Many of the songs are new to me, and the ones I'm familiar with have an interesting twist to them. A gem!!

Harry Turpin

Fantastic Voice, emotional Depth
Let me start of this review by saying that I am not a regular listener of Irish music. I think the most experience I have with it is simply in passing.

However, listening to Colleen Raney's "Linnet" makes me want to discover more, and more, because if it's as good as this, then there's an entire genre of music I've been missing out on.

Her songs are emotional, and you can tell that from Colleen's training as an actress, she gives each song a character, a voice, and a storyline.

The songs range from uptempo to ballads, and each one seems to be more of a reward for listening further into the album. Particular favorites for me seem to be "Fair Margaret & Sweet William," and "Sailor Boy." The "Lullabye" is also quite lovely.

For anyone who might be sitting on the fence about whether or not to buy this album, I say kick your leg over to the other side and do it. You'll be glad you did.

I look forward to her next project.

christine o\\\'brien

wonderful music! We listen to it every single day and our two little boys just start dancing, singing along, they're just so happy to hear Colleen's beautiful voice!