Label: Celeste – DC-1003 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress Country: US Released: Genre: Folk, World, & Country Style: Celtic, Folk
Mesmerising Celtic folk for hammered dulcimer and Psaltery from 1930’s born US multi-instrumentalist Dorothy Carter.
Something like an international mishmash of early music, Carter (who found fame later in the 90’s with the group Mediæval Bæbes) performs renditions of early French, Scottish, Irish, Appalachian and Middle Eastern folk in her own personal otherworldly fashion.There’s flavours of Michael O’Shea’s hypnotic dervishes for Mo chara, the eastern-tinged ascension of laraaji, or the proggier / pagan touches of Maria Monti, Kay Hoffman or even Comus.Carter plays the hammered dulcimer with enthralling dexterity, rapid fire overtones fluttering like a bees wing whilst her unique voice (which is employed sparingly) lifts each piece into the mystic zone.Heavy US private press sleeve, privately released.(NM/VG+)
Tracklist A1 Troubadour Song A2 Binnorie A3 Troubadour Songs On The Psaltery A4 Make A Joyful Sound A5 Lark In The Morning A6 Balinderry A7 Tree Of Life B1 Visiting Song B2 The King Of Glory B3 The Morning Star B4 Ukrainian Carol B5 The Cuckoo B6 Masquerade B7 Shirt Of Lace