Mary Black - The Holy Ground

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180g High Quality Pressing! Pressed at Pallas in Germany! Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering!

Irish singer Mary Black is well known for deftly combining her Celtic roots with contemporary folk. On this release, she offers another strong set of songs, as she interprets songs from American folk favorite John Gorka ("Treasure Island") and connects with Anglo-folk tradition on the lovely "One Way Donkey Ride" (written by Sandy Denny of Fairport Convention fame). The acoustic instrumentation feature a rich blend of guitars, fiddles, saxophones, and accordions that add a timeless feel to most of her songs.

The highlight of the album is "Loving Time," an emotional story of star-crossed lovers told with a bittersweet aching that few artists could deliver so poignantly.

Mary Black's voice remains an incredibly expressive instrument that makes this another solid effort.

• 180g High Quality Pressing
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Re-mastering by Ray Staff at Air Mastering

Mary Black, vocals
Declan Sinnott, guitars, lap-steel, mandola, backing vocals
Pat Crowley, accordion, piano, backing vocals
Garvan Gallagher, double bass
Carl Geraghty, saxophone
Dave Early, drums, percussion
Frank Gallagher, fiddle, synth, whistle
Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, vocals
The Vanbrugh String Quartet
Mel Mercier, tabla

Side One:

1. Summer Sent You
2. Flesh And Blood
3. The Loving Time
4. Golden Thread
5. The Holy Ground (Traditional)
6. Treasure Island
Side Two:
1. The Holy Ground
2. One Way Donkey Ride
3. Dockland
4. Lay Down Your Burden
5. Paper Friends
6. Poison Words

Additional Information

Record Label Pure Pleasure Records
Music Genre Folk