Song - Artist - Album
East at Easter - Simple Minds - Sparkle In The Rain
Scandinavia To San Diego 8-07-10
Leonore - Gadelle - self titled - Gadelle consists of four women; Caroline Bernard, Helene Bergeron, Louise Arsenault, and Samantha Gallant. More information at www.gadelle.com
Soulmates - Lars Gulliksson Quintet - Bumps Ahead - Lars was born in 1967 in Overternea, a small Swedish village almost on the border with Finland, and close to the Arctic Circle.
Outlaws And Dreamers - Dick Gaughan - Prentice Piece - double CD of highlights of his 30 year career.
The Ace of Spades - Zoe Mulford - Bonfires - The song relates her take on the folklore surrounding the pyramid marking the grave of 19th century railroad entrepreneur William McKenzie in Liverpool.
Biwako - Taeko - Voice - Biwako is Lake Biwa, Japans' largest lake in Shiga, outside of Taeko's home town, Kyoto.
Imagine - Rise - Uncertain Wonders - The Rise band from Scotland with an excellent rendition of John Lennons' greatest song.
Skipaskagi - Sunna Gunnlaugs - Fagra Verold - Icelandic jazz pianist performing folk music of her home country.
Vanka Vanka - Countrybandists - Yak pri lujku pri lujku - More folk music, this time from Russia.
Skye Boat Song - Margaret Donaldson - traditional Scottish tune is well suited to Margaret's vocal.
One For The Ditch - Ewan Robertson - Some Kind of Certainty - New CD from 24 year old guitarist from Carrbridge in Strathspey. A song about drinking good quality malt whisky, feeling sorry for yourself, and staring into the fire.
Excuse Moi - Zazie - Rodeo Tour - Enthusiastic French pop singer from live tour album.
Our Ain Fireside - The Queen's Royal Pipers - Journey of the Scottish Pipes
Far Oer The Sea - The Queen's Royal Pipers - Journey of the Scottish Pipes High quality bagpipe performances.
Every Day With You - Kristina Orbakaite - My Life - Good song from Russian pop star.
Sleep Well Bonnie Boy - Phyllis Morrissey - Woman Of The Island - A lullaby from one of my favorites from St Johns, Newfoundland
Love On The Run - Green Fever - Let It Grow - Gabi Bliss on lead vocal of Brian Lee tune. All the way from Nimbin, Australia.
Flower of Scotland - Scocha - Live - learn more by visiting their website: www.scocha.com
Saima (Journey Through The Fairyland) - Kerli - New CD due later this year from Kerli, a native of Estonia.
Our little slice of Americana this week:
Black Oil - Kathryn Williams - The Quickening - Advance CD newly received, sounds good.
Walter - Tom Pacheco - I'll Leave A Light On For You - Another new CD; typical mix of songs from Tom, including this true story. Walter lives in upstate NY, served in Iraq, but Walter isn't Walter anymore.