The Cottars

  • CAT # 11661-7064-2

    1. Waterlily 4:29
    2. Miss Casey Medley: Miss Casey's Jig / The Humours of Ballinafauna 1:59
    3. Byker Hill 2:48
    4. Atlantic Blue 4:14
    5. Some Polkas: Johnny Mickey's / Ballydesmond Polka #1 / The Magic Slipper Polka 3:14
    6. Pat Works on the Railway 4:27
    7. Georgia Lee 4:34
    8. Sliabh Na Mban 3:06
    9. Home By Bearna 2:33
    10. Send Me a River 3:51
    11. The Honeysuckle Medley 4:11
    12. Hold On 4:38

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Two pairs of siblings from Nova Scotia, The Cottars are accomplished performers who have been hailed as 'one of the hottest acts in the folk world today' by The Boston Globe. Blending traditional sounds of their Cape Breton home with subtle, more contemporary overtones, 'Forerunner' features captivating and passionate vocal performances of songs by artists such as Tom Waits and Sinéad Lohan alongside traditional songs and instrumentals delivered with intensity and precision. 'The Cottars have the same kind of drive and energy The Chieftains had when we were first starting out. With their combination of incredible musicianship, amazing voices and wonderful dancing, what a future they have ahead of them.' -Paddy Moloney, The Chieftains

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