Rosemary Phelan | Avalanche Lily

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Avalanche Lily

by Rosemary Phelan

" a beacon" Steve Clarke, Acoustic Planet
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Blossom
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2. The Trees
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3. The Nesting Bird
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4. Silver Threads
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5. Lay Your Burden Down
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6. Morning Glory
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7. Hummingbird
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8. Waiting For the Tide to Change
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9. The Ballad of Tom Stone
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10. Light As Angels
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11. Avalanche Lily
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"... like love at first sight..." Roger Wise, Restless Mornings

"...an incisive lyricist... songs that deserve a close listen." David Francey

"...oh, this is nice on the soul." Indiecan Music

"...let her gorgeous voice wash over you..." Sing Out! magazine

"... the performances cut to the bone..." Bill Garrett, Borealis Records

"...full of heart and soul..." Mark Michaelis, Acoustic Harmony

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Rosemary has run the gamut from calling square dances in the hills of northern Vermont to singing Mozart in the halls of the Royal Conservatory. Somewhere between the barn and the opera house she found the music of her heart.

The grace, gifts and losses encountered during her years as a visiting nurse in the urban core, and those spent eking out a hard-won living in the bush, are alive in Rosemary's songs. She sincerely hopes the goodness she has found at the root of it all is, too...................................................................................................................

REVIEWS

"... I must say that rarely am I so impressed with a CD at first listen. ... this truly is a joy; it's like love at first sight. If you truly believe it, then your are afraid to revisit it, although you must return... [it] makes me wish for a broken heart and an end to war and a return to optimism."

Roger Wise, Restless Mornings
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“With the release of ‘Avalanche Lily’, Toronto-based singer songwriter Rosemary Phelan has created a beacon in what can often be a wasteland of acoustic music.

Each song in the collection provides a personal, clear-eyed view of life's vistas. There is the realization of the depth of love in ‘Silver Threads’, the inspiration of nature captured in ‘The Nesting Bird’... a soldier's overwhelming sense of duty in the sorrowful ‘The Ballad of Tom Stone’... Not to mention my personal favourite from the album, ‘Lay Your Burden Down’, an anthem to hope and helping if there ever was one.

Phelan has supplemented her gorgeous voice with some of Toronto's finest backup musicians, including Jason LaPrade, David Woodhead, Dave Clarke, Chris Coole, Suzie Vinnick and Adam Warner. Each contributes to an understated yet powerful collection that will, in my opinion, quickly become a standard.

Add a dash of hope and a shred of inspiration and presto! you have a CD that comforts and inspires all in the same moment. Well done Rosemary Phelan, I only hope that I don't wear the CD out too quickly through constant use.”

Steve Clarke,
Acoustic Planet
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Thank you for reading ~ If you'd like to know a little bit more about rosemary (or you're a venue or media person and you'd like some hi-res photos, posters or bio info) please click on the main website and/or myspace links at left. Thank you ~


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Linda Schroeder

a wellspring of truth, love and emotions
Rosemary's music comes from a place few dare to go. Her stories resonate from a sacred place, deep within the contours of her soul and are exquisitely shaped and translated through her heart, into these wonderful gifts she has chosen to share with us. It is evident that she has chosen her musicians with great care as they are amazing, too.

river

songs for the soul
'Rosemary has become one of my favourite songwriters; writing music
that touches the heart with warmth and speaks to one's spirit. Her
lyrics can only be described as pure poetry and are brought to life
with an angelic voice. If I need musical comfort this the CD I must
reach for. This is music for the soul...'

Jason LaPrade

Avalanche Lily
It's hard to find a finer songwriter. Rosemary's words touch the listener deep and Avalanche Lily demonstrates that more than ever. The Trees & Lay Your Burden down are 2 of my favourite songs - EVER! You owe to yourself to give this record a chance. It will affect you in ways you never imagined.