What the critics have said...
'This album is frankly
nothing short of stunning and we can only hope to hear much more
from Fernhill in the future.'
are superb... She is relaxed and powerful, and moves easily from
hard-edged lyrics to soft, sensitive ballads...The standard of musicianship
throughout the CD is of the highest order. This is a brilliant CD
which shows maturity, and a feeling for music which is extremely
unusual in a debut recording. I just can't wait to see the
The Living Tradition
'This is a work of stature...
The arrangements remain strong yet sympathetic, dominant yet alluring.
Murphy's vocals are mighty throughout. Done simply with care
and passion, albums like this make you shiver.'
'No sooner had I posted
my choice of albums of the year to Folk Roots than this arrived.
One play was enough. I was on the phone to FR, asking them to drop
a nomination (won't tell you which one) and insert Fernhill's
debut instead. You know how things are in busy offices. The list
never got changed. Sorry, Julie, Ceri, Jonathan and Andy.
Sometimes a CD just rises from the mountain of mediocrity and grabs your heartstrings... This is an album for Wales to treasure, a landmark and a reference point for all Welsh musicians, as they look to the future,'
'This is a highly creative
effort... a skilled and original album,'
Barry Coope, Folkwaves, BBC in the Midlands
'Will do much to redress
the position of Welsh music in the Celtic cannon, and introduce
a potentially new audience to its delights... An all round performance
of excellence. The musician's understated playing allows Murphy
room to shine and the overall resuult is an album of rare beauty
and an essential purchase for lovers of Welsh music.'
'Without question, one
of the most beautiful recordings that I have ever had the pleasure
Lee Blackstone, Blackstone's Tavern radio show, WMUA 91.1 FM, Massachussetts
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