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Sally Doherty and the Sumacs: Black Is the Colour

Sally Doherty and the Sumacs: Black Is the Color (TIG 004CD)

Black Is the Color
Sally Doherty and the Sumacs

Tiger Records TIG 004CD (CD, UK, 2002 / 2008)

Recorded at Tiger Studio by Sally Doherty;
Produced by Sally Doherty and Zip Spooner;
Mixed ast SpoonFed Productions by Zip Spooner;
Track 13 mixed at Yellow Arch Studios by Colin Elliot

Musicians

Sally Doherty, voice [1-13], flute [1], piano [6], accordion [6], chime [6], programming [6];
Emma Smith, piano [4-5, 10, 13], second violin [1, 8, 12];
Lizz Lipscombe, first violin [1, 8, 12], violins [4, 9-10, 13];
Liz Hanks, cello [1-2, 4-6, 8-13];
Karen Burland, clarinet [1, 4, 10-12], bass clarinet [12];
Chillo, Spanish guitar [7];
Yuki Cockrell, folk harp [11];
Gerry Doherty, tin whistle [6];
Julie Preston, accordion [11];
Plinio Dourado, cymbals [4, 6]

Tracks

  1. Black Is the Colour [trad. Irish] (4.08)
  2. Los bilbilicos [trad. Spanish song of the Sephardic Jews] (2.51)
  3. I Held My Love [music Sally Doherty, words anon.] (1.41)
  4. The Praities [trad. Irish] (4.42)
  5. The Selkie of Skule Skerry [trad. Orkney, Scotland] (3.28)
  6. My Lagan Love [Irland, words Joseph McCahill] (5.56)
  7. La llorona [trad. Mexican] (5.06)
  8. Neither Fire Bright nor Candle Light [Sally Doherty] (1.37)
  9. L'on dit q'amors est dolce chose [France, 12th century anon. female] (5.50)
  10. The Bonny Boy [trad. Scottish, also sung in Ireland] (5.06)
  11. Requiem [music Sally Doherty, words B. Doherty] (4.07)
  12. The Low Lowlands of Holland [trad. Irish] (6.07)

Bonus track of the 2008 reissue

  1. Who Knows Where the Time Goes? [Sandy Denny] (5.35)