Give one listen to his 1971 song “I Pity the Country” and you will know Willie Dunn. Over a winding, fingerpicked acoustic guitar melody, the First Nations songwriter uncovers layer after layer of hard wisdom in his deep, solemn voice. “I pity the country/I pity the state,” he sings of
Traditional folk can spring artists into unusual places. Ainsley Hamill began her career in Glasgow folk group Barluath, wrapping her plush, muscular vocals around Gaelic, Scots and English language traditionals, but she begins Not Just Ship Land sounding like last year’s avant-garde newcomer Keeley Forsyth. “Saltwater and city fill
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The Strad Issue: March 2021
Description: Gorgeously played album of serene favourites from a masterful duo
Musicians: Yo-Yo Ma (cello) Kathryn Stott (piano)
Works: Music by Rachmaninoff, Dvořák, Mendelssohn, Grieg, Korngold, Bloch, Sdraulig, Parra, Arlen and Poulenc
Catalogue number: SONY CLASSICAL 19439822372
Songs of Comfort
On the surface, the new version of “Love Story” that Taylor Swift released today to introduce her re-recorded catalog project shows few obvious differences from the original 2008 hit. The two songs share the same 3:55 length and nearly identical arrangements, from the opening banjo plucks to the tasteful fiddles