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Kirsty Law: Shift

Kirsty Law: Shift (Toun TOUNCD01)

Shift
Kirsty Law

Toun Records TOUNCD01 (CD, UK, December 1, 2014)

Produced by Mattie Foulds;
Engineered and mixed by Mattie Foulds at Mobile With a Home, Heriot Toun Studio;
Mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studious, Pencaitland;
Photography by Mhairi Law;
Graphic design by Joanne Myerscough

Musicians

Kirsty Law, vocals, clunky piano [7];
Rona Wilkie, fiddles;
Marit Fält, låtmandola, cittern

with:
Davie Milligan, Rhodes piano [3, 6];
Conrad Molleson, double bass [2-3, 6, 9-12];
Drew Wright aka Wounded Knee, vocals [2]

Tracks

  1. The Wild Lass / The Twa Magicians (Roud 1350; Child 44; G/D 2:334) (4.55)
  2. Riddles (2.29)
  3. Soutra Aisle (5.13)
  4. O, Are Ye Sleepin', Maggie? (Roud 4897) (2.16)
  5. Wee Song (0.56)
  6. Barefit Lasses (2.58)
  7. The Lament of the Border Widow (Roud 199; Child 106; G/D 1:163) (5.47)
  8. Hymn for the Shepherd (2.31)
  9. The Faithful Shepherdess (4.08)
  10. Twa Sisters (Roud 8; Child 10; G/D 2:213) (3.57)
  11. Howling at the Moon (2.10)
  12. Ballad (5.30)

Track 1a words Marion Angus, tune Kirsty Law;
Track 1b trad. arr. Marit Fält, Kirsty Law, Rona Wilkie;
Track 2 Kirsty Law feat. Wounded Knee;
Tracks 3, 5-6, 11 Kirsty Law;
Track 4 Robert Tanahill arr. Marit Fält, Kirsty Law, Rona Wilkie;
Tracks 7, 10 trad. arr. Kirsty Law;
Track 8 words Kirsty Law, tune trad.;
Track 9 words Thomas Murray, tune Kirsty Law arr. Marit Fält, Kirsty Law, Rona Wilkie;
Track 12 words David Harsent, tune Kirsty Law arr. Marit Fält, Kirsty Law, Rona Wilkie

Video

Kirsty Law with Wounded Knee and Conrad Molleson on double bass perform Riddles at the album launch in December 2014:

Kirsty, Marit and Rona play Twa Sisters and Howling at the Moon at The Ceilidh Place in Ullapool in July 2014: