Deepening: Vinyl
  • Deepening: Vinyl

Deepening: Vinyl

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DEEPENING (1984, 2003) This gorgeous CD features traditional songs of 19th Century working women, as well as original magical and seasonal songs by the dulcimer singing duo. This 1984 release features Cyntia Smith's and Ruth Barrett's trademark arrangements of traditional British Isles songs and instruments, and songs of reverence for Nature.

DEEPENING (1984, 2003) This gorgeous CD features traditional songs of 19th Century working women, as well as original magical and seasonal songs by the dulcimer singing duo. This 1984 release features Cyntia Smith's and Ruth Barrett's trademark arrangements of traditional British Isles songs and instruments, and songs of reverence for Nature. Included in this collection are songs honoring women of our past whose stories are seldom sung -- factory workers, healers, and lovers parted by war. Also included is Catherine Madsen's Allu Mari Mi Portati, a song tribute to women who chose freedom through death during the time of the Inquisition.

Instrumentation: fretted dulcimer, Renaissance percussion instruments, fiddle, guitar, cello, concertina, tamburica bass, txistu, flute and whistle

TRACKLIST

Where Only Lovers Can Go (Barrett & Smith - 4:00)

Deepening (Barrett - 4:15)

Dance Of The Meadow Mice (Smith - 2:25)

Chosen Country (Barrett - 3:35)

The Doffing Mistress (Traditional - 2:50)

The Plains Of Waterloo (Traditional - 4:07)

Lord Of The Dance (Words by Aidan Kelly & Ann Cass; with additional words by R. Barrett; music by Leslie Fish - 4:15)

Imagine The World (Barrett - 3:58)

Factory Girl (Traditional - 4:40)

Song Of The Wandering Aengus (Words by W.B. Yeats; music by R. Barrett - 4:15)

The Orange Rogue (Traditional 2:20)

Allu Mari Mi Portati (Catherine Madsen - 3:25)

REVIEWS A fascinating exploration of feminist sentiments and mystic emotional expression. The vocal sound is intense and deep, Ruth and Cyntia's voices blending and weaving through the mixture of contemporary and traditional tunes. —Dulcimer Players News

Exquisite vocals and instrumentation. Their stories are imbued so strongly and deeply with life-force that they become part of great and ageless myth. —Harvest

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