Sally Doherty and the Sumacs | Black is the Colour

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Black is the Colour

by Sally Doherty and the Sumacs

Unique and stunning album made up mostly of Doherty's arrangements of folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, Mexico, Spain and France. Her pure and exquisite voice floats over strings, woodwind, guitars and tabla.a must have.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Black Is the Colour
4:08 album only
2. Los Bilbilicos
2:50 album only
3. I Held My Love
1:41 album only
4. The Praities
4:42 album only
5. The Selkie of Sule Skerry
3:28 album only
6. My Lagan Love
5:56 album only
7. La Llorona
5:05 album only
8. Neither Fire Bright Nor Candle Light
1:37 album only
9. L'on Dit Q'amors Est Dolce Chose
5:50 album only
10. The Bonny Boy
5:06 album only
11. Requiem Waltz
4:07 album only
12. The Low Lowlands of Holland
6:06 album only
13. Who Knows Where the Time Goes
5:35 album only


Album Notes
Beautifully filmic, these performances of folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Mexico and France have a dark and timeless quality. This re-issue also includes a stunning version of Sandy Denny’s ‘who knows where the time goes’.
Sally’s warm and pure voice is sometimes accompanied by just Spanish guitar and flute and at others by piano, rich cellos and violins.

“Quite unlike any other ‘folk’ record currently out there. The restrained use Spanish Guitars, Indian percussion, piano, cellos, clarinet and Sally’s occasional Eastern vocal intonations invest the album with a spiritual and soulful hue.
Dark and haunting ‘Black is the Colour’ is as absorbing as it is beautiful”
Get Rhythm, UK

“A precious gift to all lovers of stirring music and essential purity. My special recommendation” Zinnober, Germany

Sally Doherty has released nine albums which are rich and varied. Many of her albums are self penned and she has also released two Latin Jazz albums 'Foolish Heart' and 'Second Time Around' which can also be purchased on She has collaborated with many artists including Italian dance outfit Planet Funk and also with Richard Hawley on his album 'Lady's Bridge'.

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