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Light in the Darkest Corners

by Lorraine McCauley & the Borderlands

Lorraine's unique and impassioned talent for songwriting is revealed in this debut album. Rooted in the folk tradition but with an experimental twist this album is firmly at the cutting edge of the contemporary scene.
Genre: Folk: Contemporary Celtic
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1. Light in the Darkest Corners
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2. Big Love
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3. Stepping Stones
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4. Planned Escape
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5. What If
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6. Goddess
4:15 $0.99
7. Final Call
3:26 $0.99
8. Belong
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9. Dancing Round the Floods
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10. Where Is Love
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Album Notes
`Light in the Darkest Corners’ is the soaring debut album of Lorraine McCauley & The Borderlands –the band that Karine Polwart recently tipped to be the breakthrough act of 2012. Singer-songwriter Lorraine McCauley has a powerful voice of rare beauty and wide emotional range, and this album reveals her unique and impassioned talent for songwriting. The songs range from tender love stories to feisty battle cries - all rooted in the folk tradition but with an experimental twist placing them firmly at the cutting edge of the contemporary scene.

‘Light in the Darkest Corners’ is born out of exploration, growth and determination. The songs dare to find hope, positivity and strength in life’s difficulties, challenges and complications. Lorraine’s songs are a mix of magic and honesty that unites the listener with a sense of connection and freedom.

Already familiar faces on the contemporary Scottish music scene, the talented musicians in Lorraine’s band, The Borderlands, include Jonee Duggan the accordionist and producer of the album, Nick Jenkins on viola, mandolin and fiddle and Billy Hamilton on cello. Gifted and intuitive, the Borderlands weave melodies and counter melodies around Lorraine’s contemplative and captivating lyrics. Lorraine McCauley and the Borderlands have created arrangements that will leave the listener with many spine-tingling moments throughout the album.

The title track, ‘Light in the Darkest Corners’ takes the listener on a soaring emotional journey, both defiant and inspiring, with rousing percussion. ‘Final Call’ shows a committed intensity in keeping with McCauley’s background as a campaigner for environmental and social justice. The joyful mood of ‘Big Love’ is a celebration as if hinting at the secret to the light in the darkest corner.

Edinburgh-based, and Donegal-born, Lorraine McCauley has been performing and recording with the Borderlands for the last 3 years, creating rousing and uplifting gigs which have built them a loyal fanbase in the Scottish folk and festival scene. The band is funding their album release with the support of their fans through their Pledge Music campaign. Their EP in 2010 won them an invitation to perform live on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘BBC Introducing’ as well as performances at Celtic Connections in 2010 and 2011. March 2012 saw them give a magical performance supporting Scottish folk singer Karine Polwart at GreyFriars Kirk in Edinburgh. In July they organised a unique gig at the Galgael, a boat building workshop in Govan. Together with Bombskare and The GalGael they transformed the workshop into an amazing live music venue and played to a sell-out crowd. The album launch promises to be a very unique event also and will be held in the oldest concert venue in Scotland, St. Celica’s Oval Hall in the Musical Museum in Edinburgh.



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