|The musicians are:|
|Lynn Morrison: Keyboards, Fiddles, Guitar & Vocals |
|Marc Duff: Whistles, Wind-synth|
|Gregor Lowrey: Accordion|
|Catriona McKay: Clarsach |
|Rod Paul: Mandolin, Slide Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Low Whistle and Percussion |
|Wendy Weatherby: Cello |
|Fraser Fifield: Bagpipes |
|Rick Bamford: Tiree Ringing Rocks|
This album of Celtic Lullabies has been a labour of love for Lynn Morrison. Her final selection of songs for Cave of Gold chosen by personal preference, sleep and story value.
This collection of lullabies drifts seamlessly through story and myth to a dreamy, timeless land where almost everything seems possible: fairies, mermaids, monsters, treasure caves, spirits and great heroes all inhabit this magical world. Layering warm vocals, traditional instruments and natural rhythms, the songs form a comforting blanket of sound to enchant young and old.
The natural sounds included on the album were recorded at Findhorn Beach, Oldshoremore, Smoo Cave, Rock Pools Pond and Dalraddie (thunder and rain).
"When my son was born, I started humming little tunes to help him sleep. I realised that, though I’d been singing traditional music across the world for years, I didn’t know many of the old lullabies at all. This set me on a treasure-hunt for sleep-songs, and I soon discovered that they had been one of the main musical strands in Celtic culture. Back then, music was used as much for practical reasons as artistic. And so you had lively reels and jigs to dance to at celebrations, more sombre ballads and laments to historically record great battles or heroes, and story-telling lullabies to naturally promote sound sleep." (Lynn Morrison).