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Homeward

by Atlantic Union

This is the third album by the Newfoundland trio Atlantic Union. It features Jane Ogilvie on Celtic harp and accordion, the gorgeous singing of Sally Goddard, original songs and accompaniment by Dan Rubin on violin, viola, bouzouki, dulcimer & guitar.
Genre: Folk: Celtic Folk
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1. Two Coves and a Bay
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2. Loch Tay Boat Song
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3. She's Like the Swallow
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4. A Clear and Ancient Harmony
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5. Hush, Hush
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6. Let Me Fish off Cape St. Mary's
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7. Waltz Around the Cape
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8. The Singing Stone
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9. Carolan's Dream
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10. Roads Go Ever On
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11. A Dram for the Singer
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12. Homeward Bound
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Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
ATLANTIC UNION is an innovative acoustic trio based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. They have built a solid reputation in Atlantic Canada for new interpretations of traditional material and original songs that draw on folk traditions from both sides of the pond. Their music is effervescent, original and emotionally compelling. Sally Goddard, originally from England, is known for the power and purity of her voice. Dan Rubin toured and recorded across Western Canada for decades before moving to Newfoundland in 2002. With the addition of Jane Ogilvie, originally from New Brunswick, the trio has found new momentum and has just released its third recording.

ATLANTIC UNION was formed in 1997 by Sally Goddard, Andrew Lang and Scott Schillereff, who shared a love for traditional music from both sides of the pond. Andrew liked bluegrass. Scott, who played hammered dulcimer and banjo, favoured old timey while Sally, raised in England, was steeped in the folk traditions of Britain. Together they found tunes that resonated with each of them and developed a repertoire combining Celtic melodies with bluegrass, Appalachian music and other folk styles.

In 2000 Atlantic Union recorded their debut album with the support of musician and producer Jim Fidler, who gave his own unique flavour to the mix. The result was a ground breaking blend of folk styles with eclectic rhythms and sounds. The album put Atlantic Union on the map as one of the most innovative local groups.

Dan Rubin joined in 2003, arriving from British Columbia where he was on the go for several decades as a performer and recording artist. Scott was leaving for BC at the time, so they did a do-se-do, with Dan joining just as Scott departed. Dan brought with him entirely too many stringed instruments and a love for world music traditions.

In 2004 the band completed their second album, THE WHOLE DANCE, mixing ballads from the American tradition with brilliant traditional songs and originals written by members of the group. The album received critical praise, and led to performances on national CBC radio and a showcase at Contact East in PEI.

After a break of almost a decade and the departure of Andrew Lang, Atlantic Union was reformed with the addition of Jane Ogilvie, who arrived from New Brunswick, bringing with her a range of new instruments and sounds: Celtic harp, piano and accordion. Her love for Scottish traditional music and the gorgeous sound of the harp have further extended the voice of Atlantic Union.

In 2016, after two years of work, the trio released their third album, HOMEWARD, a collection of traditional and original songs about the pull towards home. With the new CD released, the group is looking forward to regional and international touring to reach new audiences.

For more information, visit us online at atlanticunion dot ca.

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