Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Sarah-Jane Summers: Nesta

Sarah-Jane Summers

Sarah-Jane Summers evokes the voices of the north in her playing. Sometimes that’s the voice of the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle. At other times it’s the voice of Inverness, where the fiddler grew up and learned her first bits of music. And at one point, there’s even the sound of a Tibetan singing bowl added in. Summers, whom you might know from her work with the nu Nordic band Fribo, has the gift of creating really eloquent and clear images through her music, whether she’s offering tunes she’s written herself, ones she learned growing up in the north of Scotland, or music from her contemporaries including Jenna Reid and Charlie McKerron. It’s a well thought out, well sequenced collection that shows both the power of her imagination and the sureness of her technique. Notable sets include Guddlin’ in the Burn and Athole Brose, but every track is well worth your listening.

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