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The sisters have received several nominations and awards over the years, and they are among the top musical acts in demand on the Irish/American and Canadian music scene.
The new CD, The Willow Collection, showcases not only their musical ability, but the dept and variety of their musicianship. They perform gifted harmonies and the album is magnificent. It tests the boundaries of traditional folksounds with each song celebrating the symbolic tree.
There are 11 tracks on the CD and here are the titles:
Hangman - Seilleach (Shal-Loch) - Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
Strip The Willow Set - Blue Willow - The Willow Lullaby
The Salley Garden Set - Nobleman's Wedding - Down In The Willow Garden
The Willow Hits - Turn Me Gentle When I'm Dying
Musicians helping the sisters on the CD were:
Dave Gunning, guitar, acoustic bass, electric bass, banjo, harmony vocals, keyboards, additional percussion-Andrew Sneddon,dobro, weissenborn guitar-Kris MacFarlane, percussion-Alex Meade, electric bass, percussion, guitar.
Cassie MacDonald: fiddle (all tracks), harmony vocals, stepdancing
Maggie MacDonald: guitar (all tracks), piano, lead vocals, harmony vocals, accordion.
All tracks except 2 & 4 were produced and recorded by Dave Gunning. Tracks 2 & 4 were produced by Alex Meade
Atlantic Seabreeze gives this awesome album a full 5 star+ rating out of 5 stars. We can forsee many nominations and awards for this album.
For more information regarding this album, refer to the above posted website address.