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Mirabilia

by Whalebone

Eclectic acoustic instrumental music with soul. 'Mirabilia' is defined as 'items of inexplicable origin or form’, reflecting the diverse inspirations and genres that are evident in the music.
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
'One of the best albums I have heard in many, many a long year.' Gary Hazlehurst's Folk Show.

Acoustic Celtic inspired instrumental music written in Shropshire, on the English / Welsh border and recorded at the band’s Brewhouse Studio, Whalebone’s 6th album ‘Mirabilia’ marks a progression in terms of arrangements and compositions. Gone are the band’s classic rock covers and traditional tune arrangements and the album contains 13 tracks of all original music.

'Mirabilia' is defined as 'items of inexplicable origin or form’, reflecting the diverse inspirations and genres that are evident in the music. The brief was to create a body of work with ‘duende’ - the mysterious power of art to deeply move a person, and craft melodies that would cross both musical and cultural boundaries. As well as featuring acoustic guitars and violin, Whalebone have incorporated an Irish bouzouki, an 8 string baritone guitar, mandolin, classical guitars and bodhran.

The desire to create sonic imagery without the need for words has long been a feature of Whalebone’s writing, combining melodies and harmonies to create a sense of place, evoking the intangible beauty and mystery of life. Rooted connectedness between location and music finds expression in their performances and recordings. The trio comprises of Steve Downs (Guitar, Mandolin), Charlotte Watson (Guitar, Bouzouki) and Sarah Ibberson (Fiddle), though it’s the interplay between them that makes their craft a living, breathing entity, delivering music that’s sensitively serious, delicately defined, cleverly constructed and utterly original. Past accolades have included runner up FATEA Instrumental album of the year, CKUA Top 10 album of the year, Penguin Eggs critics choice for top 10 albums of 2013 and 2016.

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