Roots Quartet | On Weymouth Strand

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On Weymouth Strand

by Roots Quartet

Fresh English female folk with a touch of Celtic. Fabulous twin harmonies, exemplary folk funk guitar and brilliant songs.
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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1. Norhern Man
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2. Weymouth Strand
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3. A Single Wish
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4. Queen Eleanor's Confession
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5. Rowan's Riding
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6. Frankie the Yankee
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7. Bonny Lass Among the Heather
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8. The Daemon Lover
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9. Lament for a Fisherman's Wife
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10. Nial's Quest
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11. Give my Regards to Bimbo
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12. Gaellic Lullaby
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Roots Quartet are arguably the finest English female vocal duo on the English Folk scene today.

12 fantasic tracks feature English folk song treasure from the past and the present, divine ditties of sailors, celtic gems, and includes our tribute to those wartime GIs, Frankie the Yankee. Exquisite female harmony, the amazing funk-folk guitar work of Mitch Norman and a range of English and Irish instruments including treble recorder, whistle, cello, bodhran and funk triangle.

'On Weymouth Strand' has received rave reviews:

"Exemplary twin vocals...soaring voices and gorgeous melodies" - (Making Music)

"An astonishing CD...consumate experts in their field, entertainers with a faultless, instinctually organic feel for their audiences. Hey we can always do we an oasis of subtlety in a world overrun by sampling." - (Folk on Tap).


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Tykes News - Denis Welch

refreshing - clever mixture of old and new - beautifully sung
Northern Man is a good opening number-catchy tune and neat harmonies. Rowan's Riding, a bouncy song, well sung, with the instrumentation nicely evocative, and cleverly done. Frankie the Yankee follows, a clever novelty track in Andrews Sisters style, whose lyrics are well worth a close listen. The Quartet really seemed to enjoy this stand out number. Then its back to the traditional with Lament for a Fisherman's Wife possibly the best. On this one everything works. Its atmospheric (see helpful sleeve notes) and leads
neatly into a reel, which allows them the chance to demonstrate their expertise as an instrumental band. Give my Regards to Bimbo is another bouncy song with clever lyrics and nothing wasted. The band genuiinely seem to enjoy this stuff - its not often that you get reggae and doo-wop on a rootsy folk album, but this is carried off perfectly. I liked this one (and I think they did too). Gaelic Lullaby is a good choice to close the album, beautifully sung. overall a clever mixture of old and new, well-balanced. They perform the different styles with equal conviction, which I found refreshing, and are not too stuffy of highbrow to tackle something a bit different.