Alice Marra - Chain Up The Swings

Alice Marra - Chain Up The Swings

format: CD   |   ref: ICS002   |   released: February 2017   |   condition: new

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12 Tracks: Soldier Boy * Taking The Next Train Home * Australia Instead Of The Stars * Frida Kahlo's Visit To The Taybridge Bar * Mother Glasgow * Goodnight To Lovely You * Chain Up The Swings * Schenectady Calling Peerie Willie Johnson * Mincing Wi' Chairlhi * New German Waltz * Megan * The Lass Wi' The Flax In Her Hair.

This album celebrates the much-mourned talent of Michael Marra's musical legacy.

His daughter Alice (of Dundonian indie-popsters The Hazey Janes), pays tribute to her father with a collection comprising classics and rarities from her father's unique compositions.

All Michael ever wanted was to have other people recording his songs. In his own words 'I didn't want my name in lights, I wanted it in brackets'.

Sleeve notes include song lyrics.

The Gaels Blue Orchestra: Derek Thomson (piano, keyboards), Chris Marra (guitar, mandolin), Fraser Adam (electric bass), Scott Donald (drums), Frank Rossiter (trombone), Seonaid Birse (clarsach), Luke Brady (accordion), Kevin Murray (guitar, mandolin), Donny Coutts (additional drums and vocals), Jenny Hanson (violin, viola), Sean Thomas (violin), Charlotte Collison (cello), Ailsa Purdie (double bas), Amitai Ladin (acoustic bass), Allan McGlone (alto saxophone), Rachel Simpson (trumpet, flugal horn), Colin Reid (vocals), Michael Benbow (vocals), Julie Cleave (vocals).

"Since the death of my father, Michael Marra on 23rd October 2012, I have heard many fantastic tributes to him from his fellow musicians. I wanted to make my own tribute to celebrate his wonderful legacy. Gordon Maclean of An Tober, Tobermory gave me the inspiration and courage to make this record and for that I am truly thankful. I have really enjoyed working with producer and engineer, Allan McGlone and with numerous musicians who played on Michael's own records. We have also met some new players and singers along the way. It's been an emotional journey but I've loved every minute, I hope you enjoy it. " - Alice Marra.


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