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No Significant Features

by Eileen Quinn

Music that carries across the water - original songs about the ups and downs of the cruising lifestyle.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Anchoring Dance
3:13 album only
2. Don't Ask Your Love To Choose
4:48 album only
3. Something Delicious
2:39 album only
4. Trouble In Paradise
3:25 album only
5. I Love Sailing
4:23 album only
6. The World And Me
3:00 album only
7. Three Days Out Forty Five Knot Wind Blues
5:21 album only
8. Oops, I Forgot
2:53 album only
9. Passagemaker's Holler
2:17 album only
10. The Moment
3:16 album only
11. The Rapture Of The Deep
3:23 album only
12. Tarpit Harbour
2:53 album only
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Album Notes
Singer/songwriter/sailor Eileen Quinn captures the realities of sailing with her humorous lyrics and eclectic musical style.

It's incredible how accurately she writes about the things you feel while sailing long term...she's taken Jimmy Buffett's place as our favourite sailing song singer. C. Chalmers, Texas

Eileen has made the most significant contribution to sailing since roller furling. B. Seifert, Rhode Island

We have been out cruising 10 years, you capture the essence of cruising perfectly. T. & B. Vandiver, Florida



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E.J. Wendell

Another winner. Glad I got it
I really enjoy the insights. When I hear the songs I can picture just what is happening. A few songs are more cynical than in the past but I enjoyed them anyway. Keep the music coming!

Kathy Parsons

These songs are wonderful!
This a great CD. I first heard Eileen perform these songs in the Bay Islands of Honduras. You had to watch what you said around her, because she was liable to write a song about it! Some of the songs are funny – “Oops, I Forgot” and “The Anchoring Dance” are hilarious and oh-so-true. My favorite however, is the beautiful “Don’t Ask Your Love to Choose” which has been known to bring tears to the eyes. The lyrics, the tunes and arrangements, and her voice all combine to create truly memorable songs. I highly recommend this CD!


Eileen finds humor in sailing.
This CD is great! The humor is so on target, especially if you have ever experienced the same circumstances. Listen several times so you don't miss anything!

Cruising World

CRUISING WORLD, Tim Murphy, Feb 1998 THE 45-KNOT WIND BLUES Did it ever occur to you that the 12-bar blues is the perfect background for a weather report gone wrong, or that speaking the words "November Mike November" makes for a bumping Delta rhythm? Well, it occurred to Eileen Quinn. She's been cruising the Caribbean for three years aboard Little Gidding, a Bayfield 36 cutter. Last hurricane season, while holed up in the Rio Dulce, she went into a recording studio in Guatemala City, handed over the cruising kitty, and laid down a dozen tracks of original cruising tunes. The folky result, No Significant Features, is laced with some fun and inventive moments. My favorite is "Tarpit Harbour", a waltz-time ditty about getting stuck in an all-too-comfortable anchorage. If you're near Yucatan this winter, Eileen's got a sail locker full of cassettes. Otherwise send $12 to her brother, Kevin Quinn, at Unit #77, 3099 Uplands Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1V 9T6. It's worth a listen.

Cruising World

SAIL, Tom Linskey, Sept 1998 SOOTHE MY SOUL On the self-produced cassette "No Significant Features," Canadian sailor Eileen Quinn, who has been cruising the past four years on Little Gidding, a Bayfield 36 cutter, sings folksy, funky tunes such as "Three Days Out, Forty-Five Knot Wind Blues" and "Tarpit Harbour." Quinn, who performs in various Caribbean ports of call notes that "traditional seas shanties just didn't seem to describe the cruising life, so I wrote my own material to set the record straight."


LATITUDES AND ATTITUDES, Jan/Feb 1999 BOAT SONGS Eileen Quinn took off to go sailing four years ago, and has retained the cruising feeling in an album she's made of sailing songs. They have the real feel of a person who has been out there and done it.

Cathy Ramsey

It has a permanent place in my CD player!
Being "want to be" liveaboards, this CD is a must have! We first heard of Ms. Quinn while cruising aboard the Wyvern in the Exumas....I have to agree one of my favorites is "Dont ask your love to choose"...made me puddle up the 1st time I heard it! But I can still hear our boats' Captain..."Wandering Charlie" singing "I want Ice Cream..." planning on adding the rest of her CDs to my collection soon!

James in Alaska

Superb sailing stories
Eileen's musical stories tell the truth of what it is like out there. Her songs will make you laugh, and they will make you cry, just as the cruising life does. Times of overwhelming loneliness and times of friendships that last for years and thousands of miles. Every boat should have a full set of her CD's aboard.

Skip Davis

EXCELLENT cruising material...
As a cruiser and live aboard, I thoroughly enjoy her wit and wisdom. THREE DAYS OUT is so true, using experiences to get closer to life. And OOPS, I FORGOT is the storry of my life. Lets hear it for Eileen and may she continue to draw from experiences and give them voice!