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2007 album by UK folk ensemble Rachel Unthank & The Winterset (Becky Unthank, Rachel’s sister, Belinda O’Hooley and Niopha Keegan).

Once in a while, an album turns up which just gobsmacks you with its originality and unexpectedness […] THE BAIRNS inhabits some other dimension in which four young women channel the genius loci of England’s North-East into a hauntingly uplifting aural experience.

It’s an album with a cinematic quality, huge in dramatic atmosphere. Passages of blazing grandeur switch to phrases so sparse and spooky you can see the tumbleweed blowing by.

She's a singer from the north-east, with a pronounced Geordie accent. And she reworks folk songs and new songs with a style that switches between bleak, charming, and unexpectedly intense and theatrical. She gets lead billing, but her all-female band play an equally important role, matching her compelling vocals with sparse piano and fiddle, harmony work or passages that veer towards free jazz. They bring an angry, dramatic setting to a well-known piece such as I Wish, move between chilling a cappella work and instrumental experimentation on My Donald, and add sturdy new settings to Robert Wyatt's Sea Song or the chorus from Bonnie "Prince" Billy's A Minor Place. One of the folk records of the year.
The Guardian

CD, booklet and jewel case are in excellent condition.

Track list

1 Felton Lonnin
2 Lull I
3 Blue Breezing Blind Drunk
4 I Wish
5 Blue’s Gaen Oot O’ the Fashion
6 Lull II: My Lad’s A Canny Lad
7 Blackbird
8 Lull III: A Minor Place
9 Sea Song
10 Whitethorn
11 Lull IV: Can’t Stop It Raining
12 My Donald
13 Ma Bonny Lad
14 Fareweel Regality
15 Newcastle Lullaby
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