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by Dalla

The fifth album from Dalla, leading proponents of the unique traditional Celtic music of Cornwall. Songs of joy and heartbreak - in Cornish and in English, and mesmerising multi-instrumental Cornish dance rhythms. If you like this sort of thing, you may also enjoy Dynamite Quay by Davey & Dyer.
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1. Anthony Payne
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2. The Lark in the Morning / Mind the Nettles
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3. Estren / Belong to Be
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4. Rise and Shine / Gorthrothy
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5. Granite Is the Hardest Stone
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6. Porthlystry / Off She Goes / An Culyek Hos
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7. Sweet Nightingale
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8. Mos Meas / Breakfast At Bryony's
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9. An Vorvoran a Senor / The Mermaid of Zennor
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10. The Old Town Inn / The Fall of Lyonesse / Lyonesse Dance
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11. Rowing Out
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Album Notes

Dalla - K5

The traditional Celtic music of Cornwall, UK.

Cornwall, jutting out into the Atlantic
halfway between Ireland and Brittany,
stands at the sharp end of the island it
shares with Scotland, Wales, and England.

Cornwall’s surprisingly strange, yet strangely familiar music has its roots in ancient British/Celtic culture, but also buzzes with a host of other influences swept in by the surrounding tides.

At the cutting edge of Cornish music is Dalla.
With their firm grounding in the tradition,
their pivotal position at the heart
of the revival, and their wealth
and diversity of experience, it’s
easy to see why Dalla ‘have the edge’.

Dalla are the foremost proponents and internationally renowned ambassadors of Cornish traditional music.

'K5' is the fifth album from Dalla.

Dalla’s albums have received many rave reviews and achieved international acclaim, and they have also ‘taken their music to the people’ with countless performances abroad. The members of Dalla have performed Cornish traditional music on stages throughout the United States, Canada, Scandinavia, most of Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East. But, as Dalla’s Neil Davey says: “Although I feel very fortunate to have been able to travel to so many amazing places through music, at the end of the day it is my homeland Cornwall which amazes and inspires me most, and which inspires the greatest love. Our music is always rooted in this love for Cornwall and her culture, and above all else, our music is really a love song for Cornwall, a love which we want to share with the rest of the world.”

The title of this fifth album ‘K5’ is short for ‘Kabm Pemp’ – Cornish language for ‘Step Five’ and also the name of one of our favourite Cornish dance rhythms, the ‘Cornish Five-step’.

It is also a reference to the fact that there are now five Dalla members: Neil Davey (Bouzouki, Mandolin, Fiddle, Vocals), Hilary Coleman (Vocals, Clarinets), Bec Applebee (Vocals, Percussion, Whistle), Jen Dyer (Viola, Vocals) and Kyt Le Nen Davey (Accordian, Mandola, Whistle).

Jen Dyer and Kyt Le Nen Davey were guests on Dalla’s previous album ‘Cribbar’.

K5 also features guest musicians: Will Coleman (Gaita Galego – the Galician bagpipes now popular in Cornish music), Jim Carey (Bass drum) and Piers Lewin
(Whistle and Low Whistle).

The music includes songs in Cornish and in English, songs of joy and of heartbreak, and the dazzling multi-layered multi-instumental dance tunes and arrangements which fans of Dalla know so well.

The music includes previously unheard material as well as favourites from Dalla’s live performances.

Other albums by Dalla: A Richer Vein (2001), More Salt (2004), Rooz (2007) and ‘Cribbar’ (2010)

What others say about Dalla:

‘The rhythmic, mesmerizing music of Cornwall is finally gaining recognition among noteworthy traditions of the British Isles thanks to groups like Dalla.' (Dirty Linen)

'...a fascinating collection of pulsing dance tunes and songs in English and Cornish, creatively arranged and tastefully performed.’ (Dirty Linen)

‘infectious…edgy… multilayered… syncopated…dynamic’ (Dirty Linen)

‘If you’ve heard enough Irish reels for the moment, you’ll find this a dynamic alternative.’ (Dirty Linen)

‘Dalla’s performances are both inventive and enchanting, their music celebrates Cornish culture in an upbeat and infectious voice’ (The Guardian)

‘Hypnotic…sinister…downright funky…a joy’ ‘Everybody is obviously having a blast’ (folking.com)

‘I was mighty impressed. Very original arrangements. Lovely singing and playing… a clever bunch of people!’ (Andy Irvine - Planxty)

‘Dalla’s music creates a rich tapestry which once experienced is difficult to forget.’ (Froots)

‘Cracking…should be widely heard.’ (Traditional Music Maker)

‘Flawlessly performed’ ‘A remarkable album’ (Cornish World)

‘I fell in love with More Salt right from the outset’ ‘Familiar yet intriguingly new’
‘The best version of The Helston Furry Dance ever recorded’ (Folk On Tap)

‘Essential for any collection of Cornish Music’ ‘Highly accomplished, original and traditional’ (justcornish.com)

‘Traditional, modern and magical.’ ‘I can’t begin to put into words the wonder that I felt as I listened to the CD.’ (Jim Wearne)

‘Beautiful stuff.’ ‘Cannot be faulted’ (Cornish World)

‘If you asked me what Cornwall sounded like, I would have to say this: Dalla!’ (CKFM Radio)

‘Fantastic…if Cornish music had a Top Ten, this CD would be number one.’ (justcornish.com)

‘An extraordinary band at the forefront of a Celtic music revolution in Cornwall’
‘Intoxicating nos lowen dance music.’ ‘I want to hear it again. Now, please.’
‘A superb piece of work.’ (greenmanreview.com)

‘I love it.’ ‘If you don't get up and dance… your dancing days are over’ (tnt-audio.com)

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