Alana Henderson — Windfall
≈≤≥≈ Alana Henderson is 25 year old Irish singer–songwriter–cellist from Northern Ireland who released her 'bewitching' debut EP 'Wax & Wane' in February 2013 & was listed by Hot Press magazine as ‘one to watch’ for 2013. Alana's esoteric sound fuses elements of folk, classical, blues and pop influences, combining lyrics of great poetic depth with thoughtfulness, clarity and an inventive string and vocal combination.
≈≤≥≈ Powerful tales of lost love and broken relationships, fragile delicate vocals, combine with emotive cello accompaniment and effective song structures that ease along and bring surprising moments of vigour. Her stage–presence, songs with great melody and heart, combined with her disarmingly honest songwriting style, make her a truly captivating performer.
Location: Dungannon, Tyrone ~ Béal Feirste, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Album release: February 20, 2014
Record Label: Self–released
1. The Banks of the Roses 4:34
2. Is Fáda Ó Bhaile 3:12
3. Fare Thee Well Lovely Nancy 3:56
4. Old Ardboe 4:06
5. Jimmy Mó Mhíle Stór 2:42
6. Johnny Lovely Johnny 5:20
7. The Orphan Girl 3:33
8. The Country I'm Leaving Behind 6:30
℗ 2014 Alana Henderson Music
≈≤≥≈ Violin: Gascia Ouzounian
≈≤≥≈ Harp: Daragh Gillen
≈≤≥≈ Bass Guitar: Shauna Tohill
≈≤≥≈ Trombone: Tullis Rennie
≈≤≥≈ Guitar: John McGurgan
≈≤≥≈ Percussion: Michael Mormecha
≈≤≥≈ Phil D’Alton: Mandolin
♠ Having had an extraordinary breakthrough year in 2013, Belfast-based and Tyrone–born singer–songwriter and cellist Alana Henderson whose Wax and Wane debut EP from last year was a beautifully pitched mix of folk, classical, blues and introspective ambience, has released a new album, Windfall. Ahead of entering the studio again soon to record some material of her own, the eight–track album is, in Henderson’s own words, “a side–project, separate from my own contemporary writing, in which I recorded an album of re–worked, contemporary arrangements of traditional songs from the North of Ireland.”
♠ Featuring the likes of Shauna Tohill AKA Silhouette and Mike Mormecha from Mojo Fury amongst a cast of musicians.
By Ian Patterson, 27/06/2014
METAPHORICAL BOAT: http://metaphoricalboat.blogspot.co.uk/2014_10_01_archive.html
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