North Country Lass [Import][CD]
2012 release, the 14th album from Britain's best loved soprano. In the Folk- inspired, classical tradition of Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst and Benjamin Britten, Lesley Garrett returns to her north country, Folk music roots to record an inspired collection of British and Irish songs, with powerful authentic instrumentation providing a dramatic contemporary sound. Reunited with music director Paul Bateman and producer James Fitzpatrick, with whom she worked on her first five hit albums, Lesley has mined more than six centuries of traditional music. A North Country Lass features the award-winning City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Paul Bateman, augmented by traditional instruments played by renowned soloists. These include Troy Donockley on Northumbrian pipes, Irish Bodhrans played by Terl Bryant, folk fiddle by Bradley Creswick, Scottish Bagpipes played by Robert Jordan, Hungarian cimbaloms by Mikael Horsak, bamboo flutes and recorders by Martin Cech and Japanese Kotos by Gareth Williams. Music Infinity.
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