BLOW THE WIND SOUTHERLY
A recital of traditional and early 20th century airs and ballads from the North East of England, this selection concentrates on the more romantic, wistful and dramatic items rather than the comic music hall songs. These are "Songs of Life and Longing" and ideally suited to the more formal interpretation given here.
|CD DURATION: 52:37
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|“The instruments used by Concert Royal are authentic. Excellent liner notes...all of the music on the disc has been carefully researched... and is wholly appropriate for its purpose. The selection is full of fine and indeed memorable melodies. Margarette Ashton sings tunefully with a clear soprano voice with a very nice lilt to it and her instrumentalist colleagues provide elegant support” – Bill Kenny (MusicWeb)|
|“To my mind, a concert of English folk songs is one of the loveliest of musical experiences. On a Divine Art CD, there is "Blow the Wind Southerly: Songs of Life & Longing from the North East of England" as a good example of what I consider a successful format. The sound of the ensemble is exquisite. I recommend this Divine Art disc, as I said, as a lovely musical experience. “ - Frank Behrens (Brattleboro Reformer)|
|“Ashton and her trio of historical instrument aficionados will put you right back in the bonny folk music boom of the early 60s, in a good way.” - Chris Spector (MidWest Record)|