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HEATHER INNES - Here Comes The Day

HEATHER INNES - Here Comes The Day
Clunie Music CLUNIECD10

Heather isn’t new to the music scene, having recorded four solo albums in the 80s/90s, and also several with the band, Caim. Here she returns with another solo offering, but while Heather’s favourite style of singing is unaccompanied, on this album she is accompanied on most tracks, most notably by Phil Hare on guitar on three tracks and by her Caim bandmates.

Heather gives us her versions of songs from an array of songwriters from predominantly Scotland and Ireland – Ben Sands, Andy M Stewart, Kieran Goss and others. She also gives us two poems, a couple of traditional songs and a couple of her own. It is a gentle CD; I’d go as far as to say a bit twee in places, though the songs and poems all have nice feel-good sentiments, often with spiritual overtones. Heather’s voice could also be described as gentle; it is not always the strongest, but it suits the style of material she has chosen. To my mind, the traditional tracks here fare best – The Water Is Wide and Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore. The others have yet to grow on me, I’m afraid.

Michael White

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This album was reviewed in Issue 122 of The Living Tradition magazine.