CD The Hill of Women
CD The Hill of Women
A selection of Celtic music and poetry
The CD booklet gives detailed info on the music and the poems.
Our special guests are David Munnelly the Irish virtuoso on the button accordion and Philip Masure the Flemisch guitar master.
David recorded and toured with The Chieftains and DeDannan.
Philip is a member of Comas, Urban Trad, Fling and some other bands: http://www.folk.
by Nicky Rossiter in Irish Music Magazine / Issue No.199 September
BITTER & TOM ACTON
Hill of Women
tracks 47.10 minutes
Bitter and Tom Acton are based in Holland, where they play the Irish
music circuit, Acton is a singer and Bitter a sweet instrumentalist.
We are advised to file this CD under Celtic Music/Poetry and it
certainly lives up to its classification. I suppose that the poetry
CD other than strictly literary offerings are far from common but
older readers may recall when the likes of Rod McKuen were regularly
opening combination of the Song of Wandering Aengus with Roisin Dubh
works very well.
fact it is probably the better-known poetry like this along with The
Stolen Child and The Old Woman of Beara that work best and will
probably be the ones that attract the casual listener but Acton's
original works should not be skipped over.
title track is a case in point as his beautiful story is combined
with The Dark Woman of the Glen.
those who may be put off by the idea of poetry from those examination
years of rote and repetition you should bear in mind that most of the
songs you love are poetry put to music so maybe it's worth giving a
few minutes to the offering on here without prejudice.
be poetically and pleasantly surprised.
poem old or new is lovingly accompanied by Jules Bitter's sweet
playing (he's one of the Netherlands top whistle players and great
teacher of the feadog stain). This may not be an album that most
people would automatically choose from a rack because of the word
poetry in the subtitle. Go on take a chance, live dangerously listen
to some words without music.
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