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Wendy Weatherby - A Shirt Of Silk Or Snow: The cello is such a beautiful instrument and in a folk music setting its sonorous tone lends great richness to any ensemble. Wendy Weatherby is a fine cello player and an excellent Scots singer and she combines both talents to great effect on this interesting album featuring 14 tracks of Scottish songs and tunes. Includes songs from the Child Ballads collection, Burns, Tannahill, Alan Reid and a couple of her own compositions.
Wendy Weatherby - Vocals & Cello
Stevie Lawrence - Bouzouki, Guitar, Whistle & Percussion
James Ross - Piano
Pete Clark - Fiddle & Viola
Bruce Adams - Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Linda Adams - Guitar, Banjo, Concertina & Vocals.
|Title:||Her warm voice shines, particularly in the dark and dramatic ballad|
|Review:||SHE has been ubiquitous as a fine singer, cellist and in-demand session player over the past 25 years or so, but this is only Wendy Weatherby's third album under her own name. Her warm voice shines, particularly in the dark and dramatic ballad The Bonny Hind and in her poised, double-tracked "duet" singing of the old chestnut John Heilandman. The arrangement of Sir Patrick Spens I found a little prettified, losing the ballad's sense of impending tragedy. These are generally considerate arrangements, however, with accompanists including Stevie Lawrence on bouzouki, guitar and whistle, James Ross on piano and Pete Clarke on fiddle. Nice touches include the unexpected trumpet break from Bruce Adams in Weatherby's clear telling of the Alan Reid song The Riccarton Tollman's Daughter and her own cello skills – in jaunty pizzicato in Willie Wastle, or eloquently bowed in the air Stratus, inspired by Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Scots Quair novels.|
|1/1||Helen O' Kirkconnel|
|1/2||The Riccarton Tollman's Daughter|
|1/6||The Bonny Hind|
|1/8||Sir Patrick Spens|
|1/10||The Wars O' Germanie|
|1/12||Yet Shall You Live|
|1/14||I'll Lay Me On The Wint'ry Lea|
|Deliver to:||United Kingdom|