Jacquelyn Brown - Troubadour Harpist

Earth Air Fire Water

About the Album

Earth Air Fire Water, released in September of 1995, is an exploration of Jacquelyn's roots within the Celtic and Native traditions. Many requested favourites, like Greensleeves, Lauda, March of King Laois O Great Spirit, Star Of The County Down, The Skye Boat Song, and (S)he Moved Through The Fair, ring true to the Celtic spirit through the strings of the harp and Jacquelyn's voice. Juno-nominated fiddler Oliver Schroer and hand drummer Denise Cunningham brought a new dimension to Jacquelyn's sound on the recording and on the concert stage. Also in festival settings, musicians Sandy Towler on flute, Craig Smith on double bass and Alfredo Caxaj on percussion have joined in to enhance the sounds of Jacquelyn's music. Her son Graeme - a world music grad - has also accompanied her on guitar. Commissioned by Jacquelyn, Canadian Celtic artist David Rankine painted the unique meaningful and colourful cover to this recording.

Original songs such as Earth, Air, Fire & Water, The Winds Of Love and others like Water Spirit, call us into harmony with Mother Nature. Into Darkness, Black Lagoon, Voices In The Dark and One Last Cold Kiss explore the realms of love, loss and the spirit world.

Jacquelyn's newest release was recorded at Soundworks in London, Canada. A 38-string Italian Salvi non-pedal harp is the featured instrument, along with her vocals and original material. But this recording was created with her Celtic listeners in mind. Accompanying the harp and voice are electric violin, fiddle, bodhran, and ashiko drums, tin whistle, nature sounds and the bells of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, Canada. Both piano selections and the bells were recorded on site at the Cathedral where Jacquelyn Brown was artist-in-residence. Jacquelyn's London début concert was held in this 150-year-old Anglican Cathedral where the bells were played live for her song, Into Darkness.

playlist: 14 selections ....... 64 minutes in length

One Last Cold Kiss ... The Winds Of Love ... Star Of The County Down ... As The Deer/In My Life ... Water Spirit ... Lauda/March Of King Laois ...Earth, Air, Fire & Water ... (S)he Moved Through The Fair ... Greensleeves ... Black Lagoon ... O Great Spirit ... Voices In The Dark ... The Skye Boat Song ... Into Darkness .......original songs/music 1995 Socan

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