Chris & Siobhan Nelson | Day Has Dawned

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Day Has Dawned

by Chris & Siobhan Nelson

Traditional and contemporary songs from British folk duo - fiddle, octave mandola, viola, tenor guitar & beautiful vocals
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Climbing Boy
3:49 album only
2. Streets of Forbes
4:17 album only
3. False Knight On the Road
4:10 album only
4. Oregon
3:39 album only
5. Young Waters
4:22 album only
6. Purple, White and Green
4:56 album only
7. Mole in a Hole
4:16 album only
8. Curlew
3:11 album only
9. The Bold Dragoon
3:19 album only
10. Outside of the Inside
5:14 album only
11. Rain and Snow
4:01 album only
12. Rockin' Chair
3:45 album only
13. Song of the Artesian Water
5:16 album only
14. City Lights
4:35 album only
15. Seventeen Cents
4:14 album only
16. Chapel Streets
4:01 album only


Album Notes
Chris & Siobhan Nelson are an acoustic folk duo based in Southport, England, and they have been performing music together for over 20 years. They first got together as members of The Cluster of Nuts Band, who were part of the British 'rogue folk' movement back in the 1980s. After many years with bands, they are now wowing audiences as a duo, with a great mix of songs delivered in their refreshingly original way. Their repertoire is drawn from a wide range of sources, both traditional and contemporary, and the songs are accompanied on fiddle, viola, tenor guitar or mandola, or sung a capella. Siobhan's singing is frequently described as spine-tingling, but she also 'lets rip' in a more powerful style when the song requires it.

Joining Chris and Siobhan on some tracks are: Roger Gardiner on bass, Bill Hackney on harmonica and Pete Rimmer on guitar.


Chris & Siobhan also work as a trio - Nelsons Wake - with songwriter Barry Wake. The album 'Ebb and Flow' by Nelsons Wake is available through CD Baby (follow the link below the sound clips on the left).


There is lots more information about Chris and Siobhan on their website and MySpace page.


Some quotes about DAY HAS DAWNED:

" to savour and return to" (fRoots)

"...a hell of a team as well as a talented pair of individuals... [Chris's] imaginative combinations of instrumental timbres... [Siobhan's] moving, appealingly tender-sounding voice which can sometimes quite belie its very power... This is a quite exceptional CD, which manages the difficult feat of being both satisfyingly charming and thought-provoking in a way that doesn’t need to shout at you but makes a more unassuming impact by virtue of its integrity, excellent taste and high-quality musicianship." (David Kidman, NetRhythms)

"Day Has Dawned sparkles like the sun on the dew in the morning" (FATEA)



The Climbing Boy ; Purple, White and Green ; City Lights ; Chapel Streets - all by Barry Wake.
Streets of Forbes ; False Knight on the Road ; Young Waters ; The Bold Dragoon - traditional.
Oregon - by Tucker Zimmerman.
Mole in a Hole - by Mike Waterson.
Curlew - by Abbie Lathe/Tony Poole.
Outside of the Inside - by Richard Thompson.
Rain and Snow - traditional/Mark Schatz.
Rockin' Chair - by Billy Mitchell/Vince Grey.
Song of the Artesian Water - by A.B. Patterson/Cathie O'Sullivan.
Seventeen Cents - by Jody Stecher.



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Jonathan Dean

Day has dawned
This is my Christmas album for several friends--the more I listen to it the more I enjoy the selection of songs. Purple White and Green is one of the few songs I know about an important subject that ought to have more songs about it. An unmitigated joy.

Now't So Queer As Folk Radio Show

Day Has Dawned
As featured on Phoenix Radio 97.6 FM, this CD is a must purchase. Wonderfully produced and impassioned perfomance - you'll find no regrets when spending your money here.

Jonathan Dean

A modern take on English and Australian ballads
Great sound. Siobhan has a lovely voice, and Chris' accompanyment lends richness. The Banjo Patterson song about artisian water will be played over and over. A joy.