Scotland's music: Joy Dunlop Reflections
To further celebrate Argyll, Dunlop decided to source everything from backing musicians to production to photography from her native place. A number of those backing musicians are people you have met here along the music road before, among them Karen Matheson on voice, Donald Shaw on accordion, harmonium, and piano, Aidan O'Rourke on on fiddle, and Lorne MacDougall on pipes and whistles. It is Dunlop’s voice which centers the music, though, through songs including An Roghainn/The Choice, a set of puirt a beul/ mouth music from Argyll, a song in praise of the landscape of Taynuilt, and Carsaig’s Lullabye.
Dunlop is both an artist and a scholar of Gaelic music, talents she puts to good use here in sourcing and describing her material, and presenting it with clarity and love. She is also a vibrant performer, so if the chance comes your way to see her in concert, take it. In the meanwhile, join Joy Dunlop and her musical friends in sharing the songs and Faileasan (Reflections).
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