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A Voice That Was Still

(2009)

Awarded Australian National Film and Sound Archive
Best Folk Recording at the 2010 National Folk Festival.

 

 

Chloë Roweth (Vocals, Mandolin, Bouzouki)

Jason Roweth (Vocals, Guitar, Bass)

Jim McWhinnie (Bodhran)

 

Recorded, mixed nad mastered Dec 2008-April 2009 by C. & J. Roweth.

Running Time: 57 mins

 

Introduction

Once again we've rounded up a diverse mix of Australian material for the new CD, "A Voice That Was Still." There are some magic old poems set to music, some bush songs and few more contemporary ones, and even a couple we've written ourselves, with a sweet selection of tunes to round it all out. Bob Rummery of Sorento in WA has been a wonderful source of material for our recordings and this one is no exception - thanks Bob! and please keep on sending them over. Bob has a knack for setting songs to music so naturally, you'd swear the poems were born wearing those tunes, and he write s a mean mazurka too...

Please take the time to have a look at the Loaded Dog website to find out a bit more about Bob Rummery and his mates, and their music.

Many of the songs on this CD resonate with a pioneering spirit, a willingness to make your own way, and when some of the stories themselves are of times long past, there is a certain poignancy or universality that we find very appealing, and which seems to unite the present with the past.

We thoroughly enjoyed making this CD, playing once again with Jim McWhinnie, bodhran player and bodhran maker from Bathurst, NSW. The arrangements seemed to fall naturally into place and the resulting "band" sound of the recording is very satisfying for us. See what you make of it...

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