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Palmer Girls-CD-Sisters-In Review
5 Sisters Sing Traditional Newfoundland & Roots Music
By John Gavin, Wednesday, October 26, 2005


The Palmer Girls, five sisters from Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and ASPalmerGirls.jpg Labrador recently releaded their debut CD entitled, Sisters. The sisters are, Kaliyan 17, Cassie 16, Josie 15, Thea 13 and Shaelin 10. The girls have been singing from early childhood, singing in church and many events and making their first public appearance in 1997. With their rich textured, traditionally influenced vocals and melodic instrumentation in the categories of Traditional Newfoundland & Irish Roots & Gospel are making a mark in the music business.

The CD contains 11 tracks and are all traditional & Irish music selections. Here are the song titles: Gypsy Rover-Song For Ireland-Kellie's Reel-Circle Game-Reel a Bouche-Stolen Angels-Moonlight Mist-Over The Hills-West Country Lady-Saltwater Joys and Buskin' On The Street.

The talented girls play all instruments, piano, guitar, tin whistle, fiddle, bodhram, harmonica, bass, shakers and drums besides writing many of the songs on the CD.

The song, Buskin' On The Street for instance was written by the girls, and came from experiences while buskin' on Water Street in downtown St John's, while meeting thousands of people from all over the world. Another song written by Cassie is titled, Stolen Angels, a beautifully written melody which was inspired by a heavy hearted story. The girls dedicate the song to a beautiful angel, Holly Jones.

The CD is certainly a winner, and high marks are given by Atlantic Seabreeze. To purchase this fine CD, check The Palmer Girls website, address posted. above