Features on this page require JavaScript.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to continue.

Johnny Cunningham & Susan McKeown - Winter Talisman

Johnny Cunningham & Susan McKeown - Winter Talisman

Johnny Cunningham & Susan McKeown - Winter Talisman 0
Rakuten Super Points
Buy it and earn 12 Points!! Details
£ 12.91

Sold Out We're sorry! This product is not for sale now.

Please select options before adding to Wish List
Processing...
Shipping Options: Details
United Kingdom:
UK Free shipping
International:
Europe1, Europe2, ROW1, ROW2, NorthAmerica
This product ships to United States United States
View all international shipping destinations
Payment Options: Details
Credit / Debit Card

Base SKU: 708434070223
UPC: 708434070223

Johnny & Susan Mckeown Cunningham - Winter Talisman (CD NEW)


Label: Cd Baby.Com/Indys
Format: CD
Release Date: 26 Jan 2010
No. of Discs: 1

All our items are brand new. Our customer service is multilingual for your convenience and we offer Royal Mail Freepost Service available for qualifying returns.

Album Tracks

1. A Winter Talisman
2. A Winter Charm of Lasting Life
3. Lang?il? (Langolee)
4. M?l Bh?n N? Chuilleann?in (Fair Molly Hollywood)
5. Wexford Mummer's Song
6. An Urbane Scotsman in Alaska
7. The Unfortunate Snow Incident
8. The Bonny Blue-Eyed Lassie
9. Preab san îl (In Priase of Drink)
10. A Christmas Childhood
11. My Singing Bird
12. A Mhisg a Chuir an Nollaig Oirnn (The Drunkenness that Christmas Brought Us)/Drunk Since Ever I Saw Your Face)
13. As Warm as Winter Snow
14. Auld Lang Syne

Bruce Sylvester, Goldmine, March 22, 2002 McKeown's poised delivery has comforting warmth, but the CD can be hilariously irreverent too. Liner notes have extra laughs. Scottish flddle wizzard Johnny Cunningham (1957 - 2003), Grammy-winning Irish singer Susan McKeown and Irish guitarist Aidan Brennan present a collection of songs and poems traditionally connected to the wintry season and the winter solstice. 'A Winter Talisman' grew out of the idea that Johnny Cunningham and Susan McKeown 'thought we'd like to do a winter program that's different from the normal holiday fare' says Cunningham. So they went to work devising such a program, selecting pieces from their own childhood winter memories, and researching the music of what the Celts really got up to in winter. The results are sometimes exquisite, sometimes downright hilarious. Winter in Ireland and Scotland was and is a time of celebration and great merriment, which is reflected in stories of the supernatural, and songs of courtship and drinking. The album features driving rhythmical songs, stirring tunes, and wistful melodies of the non-secular sort, from the Mummer's song of the Old Maid's pigs who get their tails cut off to the gorgeous 'Auld Lang Syne'. In between are rousing tunes, beautiful songs and the hilarious poetry of Johnny Cunningham. The two are joined by guitarist Aidan Brennan (Loreena McKennitt, Kevin Burke) whose 'inventive guitar' (New York Times) and earthy tenor adds to the sweet musical delivery and brings an exquisite third part vocal harmony to many of the songs. Beautifully recorded with the sweet sounds of vocals, fiddle and guitar, the album evokes the feel of a winter's night around the fire with some good friends, some fine songs and stories, some great laughs and a peaceful journey home. 'As the glorious colours of autumn fade into the stark beauty of a silvery winter, friends and family gather together around the fire. Songs and stories are exchanged and shared tears and laughter become a powerful talisman against the cold darkness ahead. We are never truly without hope and comfort when poetry and music light the way towards our new beginnings.' [01] ' A Winter Talisman' - A Snowman is built to protect family and farmhouse. He is given eyes of coal to watch over the cattle and guard the glen during the darkest nights of the old year. In the crook of his snowy arm he holds a 'warded broom' to sweep away evil. A small boy imagines this yearly ritual in an evocative poem written by Johnny. [02] 'A Winter Charm of Lasting Life' - We all liked the melody of this waulking song from Sam Henry's 'Songs of the People'. Susan wrote some new lyrics and added in some old blessings from the Carmina Gadelica, a collection of old Scots charms and runes. The rhythmical pounding is from our hands on a table, enacting the sound made by waulking the cloth, an old Scottish occupation which is no longer practiced. [03] 'Lang=ilf (Langolee)' - A Waterford song which relates the tale of a violent internal eruption at a winter's wake. Langolee is mentioned in some old songs as an herbal medicine, which will cure all sorts of matronly afflictions such as colic, wind, nervous disorders and declensions. From 'Binneas Thar Meon' with a translation by Dathaf + h+gdfn. [04] Maf Bh n Nf Chuilleann in (Fair Molly Hollywood) - This is one of our favourite songs. From the singing of the late and very great Eithne Nf Ullach in, who performed, composed and arranged in the group L Lgh with her partner Gerry O'Connor. Translation by Eithne Nf Ullach in. [05] Wexford Mummer's Song - On St. Stephen's Day in Ireland and Scotland not so very long ago, men and boys would annually take part in a very ancient custom which marked the death of winter and the promise of new life with Spring. Dressed as 'mummers' in costumes and wicker masks meant to conceal their identity, they would kill a wren and carry it around from house to house on a stick. In exchange for donations they would give a performance. In some areas the ritual was very elaborate, having at it's core a play in whi

Payment Options:

Credit / Debit Card

Both credit card and debit card with VISA / MasterCard brand logo are accepted. 

Shipping Options:

Europe1

Shipping cost £ 1.50 to:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Iceland,
Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
 

UK Free shipping

Free UK Shipping - Orders are shipped from Canada, please allow 10 - 15 working days for delivery.

Europe2

Shipping cost £ 3.00 to:
Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine

ROW1

Shipping cost £ 4.00 to:
Asia
Bahrain, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam
The Pacific
American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Samoa

ROW2

Shipping cost £ 6.00 to:
North America
Mexico
Central America and the Antilles
Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Panama, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands
South America
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

NorthAmerica

Shipping cost £ 1.00 to:
Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, United States

Return Policy

we accept returns up to 30 days after you have been receiving your order (in case of damages, or other product issues).
Please contact us for a Royal Mail Freepost return address

Shop Overview

Company Name AllYourMusic
Shop Name AllYourMusic
Shop Address CD LISTENING BAR INC, 17822 GILLETTE AVE, IRVINE, CA 92614
Shop Phone Number 0019492251170
Shop Email Address play@sdcd.com
Back to Top
Footer Contents
×

Get Rewarded

You can earn 1% point on every purchase at any shop and use on your next purchase at the rate of 100 points = £ 1.00.
You must be a Rakuten member to receive points.

×

International Shipping Destinations

This product currently ships to the following countries:

Europe

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine

Asia

Bahrain, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Korea, South, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam

The Pacific

American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

North America

Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, Mexico, United States

Central America and the Antilles

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Panama, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands

South America

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

Request ID: a4bb6f1c3cbbcaa3cd64d65c55f33506