'Glorious voice..striking..dynamic..hers is a voice for the ages' Sing Out (USA) ' Winds of Freedom... one of the most quietly devastating songs ever written about the highland clearances..' Dirty Linen (USA) Inspiration is Lorraine's first CD - recorded in Ireland with some of the finest session musicians at hand adding to the beauty of the lyrics and tunefulness of the melody lines. Since recording Inspiration Lorraine has released a furthur 2 CDs, both to much critical acclaim,'This Big Feeling' being her most recent (also available on CD Baby). Quick Biography Lorraine Jordan is considered by many to be among the leading singer/songwriters living in the UK today. Born in Wales to Irish parents, Lorraine was influenced from a young age by Irish traditional music. This, along with her contemporary influences is reflected in her powerful and melodic songs. She has released 3 CDs to much critical acclaim, has toured Europe extensively and has a growing audience in the USA and Australia. Performance Lorraine performs both solo and with her line-up. She is a highly accomplished solo performer, accompanying herself on guitar and bouzouki. She is considered by many to be one the finest singer songwriters living in Scotland today and has played alongside such fine musicians as Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainright II, Dick Gaughan, Alan Stivell etc.. Previous musicians who have toured with Lorraine's band have included Niall O Callanain (Deiseal); Neil Davy (Anam); Steafan Hannigan (Sin E), Tony McManus, Mairi Campbell, Tim O Leary and Pete Garnett (Moishe's Bagel). Tours Lorraine has toured extensively in Germany, Italy, Austria, Holland, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Ireland and Scotland, and has a growing audience in Australia and the USA following her recent tours there. She has played at a host of festivals including Folkest (Italy); Festinal (Italy); The National Festival (Australia), Jacob's Ladder Folk Festival (Israel); Hallein (Austria); Gutenbrunn (Austria); Festival Celtique (Chambery/France); Sidmouth International Folk Festival (England); Jersey Folk Festival (UK); Pontardawe Folk Festival (Wales); Edinburgh International Fringe Festival (Scotland); The Shetland Festival; Stonehaven Folk Festival; The Hebridean Festival; and many other festivals. Cultural Collaboration The last few years have seen her touring also with Planetwoman - a cultural collaboration which she started in 2003 with founder member Ora Barlow. Planet Woman brought together five female musicians from both sides of the globe, sharing Celtic and Maori traditions.Planet Woman toured up until 2006 and released 2 CDs, entitled 'From Celtic Roots to Oceanic Soul'(2003), and 'Reeling In The Pacific' (2005).
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