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Karen Matheson: The Dreaming Sea

Karen Matheson: The Dreaming Sea (Survival SURCD 020)

The Dreaming Sea
Karen Matheson

Survival Records SURCD 020 (CD, UK, 15 October 1996)
Survival Records CAP3 (promo sampler, UK, October 1996)

Karen Matheson: The Dreaming Sea (Survival CAP3)
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Produced by Donald Shaw;
All tracks recorded by Stuart Hamilton at Castle CaVa Studios, Pencaitland and by Gant Milne at Secret Music Studios, Glasgow, except
Tracks 6 and 8 recorded by Zed at the Pierce Rooms, London,
Track 12 recorded, arranged and co-produced by Paul MacGeechan at Secret Music Studios, Glasgow;
Tracks 1, 3, 5, 8, 11 mixed by Steve Jackson at Orinoco Studios, London, assisted by Sorrel Marchant;
Tracks 2, 4, 7, 9-10, 12-13 mixed by Stuart Hamilton at CaVa Studios and Castle VaVa;
Track 6 mixed by Donald Shaw at Orinoco, assisted by John Dee

Musicians

Karen Matheson: vocals;
Donald Shaw: piano, synthesisers, accordion;
James Grant: guitars, dobro, backing vocals;
James Mackintosh: drums [1-5, 7, 9-11, 13];
Jim Sutherland: percussion [1-5, 7, 9-11, 13];
Ewan Vernal: basses [1-5, 7, 9-11, 13];
Tommy Smith: soprano sax [4], tenor sax [8];
Sorley Maclean: poetry reading [12];
Fraser Speirs: harmonica;
Eoghan O’Neill: bass [6, 8];
Ray Fean: drums [6, 8];
Noel Bridgeman: percussion [6, 8];
Gerry O’Conner: banjo;
Paul MacGeechan: keyboards and programming [12];
Manus Lunny: whistle [9];
BT Ensemble: strings

Tracks

CD

  1. There’s Always Sunday (4.10)
  2. Rithill Aill (3.42)
  3. The Dreaming Sea (4.38)
  4. Mi le M’ uilinn (5.30)
  5. Early Morning Grey (4.28)
  6. ’lc lain ’lc Sheumais (5.05)
  7. One More Chance (3.42)
  8. Fac Thu Na Feidh (4.44)
  9. An Fhideag Airgid (4.18)
  10. At the End of the Night (4.21)
  11. Move On (3.19)
  12. Calbharaigh (3.41)
  13. Evangeline (2.26)

Tracks 1, 3, 10, 13 James Grant;
Track 2 words trad., musid Donald Shaw;
Track 4 Murdo MacFarlane;
Tracks 5, 11 Donald Shaw;
Track 6 trad. arr. Donald Shaw, Karen Matheson, Stefan Kanev;
Track 7 Sandy Denny;
Tracks 8-9 trad. arr. Donald Shaw, Karen Matheson;
Track 12 words Sorley Maclean, music Michael Brandon Fraser

Promo Sampler

  1. There’s Always Sunday (4.10)
  2. The Dreaming Sea (4.38)
  3. Rithill Aill (3.42)
  4. Early Morning Grey (4.28)
  5. Mi le M’ uilinn (5.30)

> Folk Music > Records > Karen Matheson: Urram

Karen Matheson: Urram

Karen Matheson: Urram (Vertical VERTCD102)

Urram (Respect)
Karen Matheson

Vertical Records VERTCD102 (CD, UK, 2015)

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Produced by Donald Shaw;
Recorded by Kevin Burleigh at Gorbals Sound Studio, Glasgow;
Additional recording by Gordon MacLean at Am Tobar, Mull, and by Iain Hutchison at GloWorm Recording Studios;
Mixed by Kevin Burleigh and Donald Shaw;
Mastered by Iain Hutchison;
Cover photo by Jannica Honey;
Artwork by James Morrison

Musicians

Karen Matheson: vocals;
Donald Shaw: piano, accordion;
Innes White: guitar, mandolin;
Ewan Vernal: double bass:
Sorren MacLean: acoustic and electric guitar;
Mattheu Watson: bouzouki, fiddle;
Signy Jacobsdottir: percussion

Mr McFall’s Chamber: strings (arranged by Robert McFall):
Laura Comini: 1st violin;
Rachel Smith: 2nd violin;
Mark Braithwaite: viola;
Su-a Lee: cello

Seckou Keita: Africak kora, percussion [3];
Soumik Datta: Insian sarod;
Brendan Power: harmonica

James Grant: guitar [8];
John Doyle: bouzouki [8];
Alyn Cosker: drums [8];
Anna Massie: guitar [8];
Michael McGoldrick: flute [9]

Tracks

  1. Gura mise tha gu dubhach (4.58)
  2. A’ Bhirlinn Bharrach (4.30)
  3. Ca na dh’fhag thu m’fhichead gini (4.02)
  4. Ci an Fhidheall / Cupair thu, taillear thu (3.55)
  5. Urnaigh a bhan Thigreach (3.30)
  6. Cha teid mor a Bharraigh Bhronach (3.49)
  7. Maol Runaidh Ghlinneachain (4.08)
  8. Saoil a Mhor am pos thu (4.20)
  9. Taladh Throndairnis (3.37)
  10. Chuir iad an t-suil a Pilot ban (3.36)
  11. ’Eilean Fraoich (4.47)
  12. S i noch’d a’ chiad oidche ’n fhoghair (3.00)
  13. Cadal cah Dean mi (5.52)

All tracks trad. arr. Danald Shaw, Karen Matheson except
Track 5 words Catriona NicGumaraid (Montgomery), music Donald Shaw arr. Robert McFall;
Track 8 Neil Matheson arr. Robert McFall;
Track 10 Duncan MacDougal;
Track 11 William MacKenzie

> Folk Music > Records > Karen Matheson: Still Time

Karen Matheson: Still Time

Karen Matheson: Still Time (Vertical VERTCD124)

Still Time
Karen Matheson

Vertical Records VERTCD124 (CD, UK, 2020)

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Produced by Donald Shaw;
Recorded between 2005 and 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland, by Iain Hutchison at GloWorm Studios, Cameron Malcolm and Kevin Burleigh at Gorbals Sound Studios, Tony Doogan at COD Studios, and Donald Shaw at Secret music Studios;
Track 11 recorded by David Donaldson at the City Halls, Glasgow;
Mixed by Iain Hutchison at GloWorm Studios;
Mastered by Peter Beckmann at TechnologyWorks Mastering;
Sleeve design by James Morrison;
Photography by Robert McFadzean and Ruth Barrie;
Cover image of Karen aged five

Musicians

Karen Matheson: vocals;
Donald Shaw: piano, accordion, harmonium, samples;
James Grant: guitar [1, 4, 7-9], dobro [2-3], vocals;
Hannah Fisher, fiddle, vocals;
Ewen Vernal: bass [1, 4, 7, 9];
Sorren MacLean: guitar [1, 3-4, 6, 10], vocals;
Anna Massie: mandolin [7];
Alyn Cosker: drums [1, 3, 7, 9];
John Doyle: guitar, bouzouki [2, 5, 10], vocals;
Fraser Fifield: saxophone [3];
Ryan Quigley: flugelhorn [1];
Rudi Di Groot: cello [2. 10];
Michael McGoldrick: whistle [8];
Dirk Powell: banjo [8];
James Mackintosh: drums [5];
Clockwork Strings: string section 115]

Tracks

  1. Cassiopeia Coming Through (5.16)
  2. The Aragon Mill (4.41)
  3. Still Time (4.18)
  4. Little Gun (3.32)
  5. The Diamond Ring (3.06)
  6. Lassie With the Lintwhite Locks (Roud V3063) (3.31)
  7. The Glory Demon (4.30)
  8. Recovery (4.38)
  9. Laurel to a Wreath (3.51)
  10. Orphan Girl (5.06)
  11. Ae Fond Kiss (Roud 38389) (4.11)

Tracks 1, 4, 7, 9 James Grant;
Track 2 So Kahn;
Track 3 Donald Shaw;
Track 5 words trad., music Donald Shaw;
Tracks 6, 11 Robert Burns arr. Donald Shaw, Karen Matheson;
Track 8 C. MacDonald, R. MacDonald;
Track 10 Brendan Graham

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