Clear Waters

CD 3.13.94
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It’s not just folk..!
… What Clear Waters play has elements of folk in, that’s because Chris grew up with Irish music and Julia has always sung ballads and folk songs. But it is more than ‘just folk’ because of other influences; Chris has previously been involved with Punk, Folk-Rock or Theatre and Julias voice is as wide ranging as her interest in different types of music. A typical Clear Waters song may have an Irish theme but be written in Spain, it could sound Russian or even have South American rhythms. The music is always treated with respect and performed with a lot of passion as anyone who has seen Clear Waters live will have experienced. Chris and Julia have been playing this music with energy and feeling since they met in May ‘93. It was a chance meeting under an apple tree that started Clear Waters flowing and they have gone from strength to strength since then. This is Clear Waters first CD, an adventurous musical journey throughSongs, Tunes and Ballads from Past to Present.
Audio CD: Songs, Tunes and Ballads from Past to Present live in Berlin: Julia Thomas - Vocals, Guitar, Flutes & Chris Mc Closkey - Vocals, Guitars, Fiddle, Mandolin

Sachgruppe/Style: Irish folk & traditionals
Total playing time: 66:24 Min., 14 titles
4 pg. booklet, Sprache der Liedtexte: Englisch
® recorded 1994 by Hannes Tibursky in Berlin Except

1  Hard Times  4:55
2  The King of the Fairies  4:55
3  When I was a Fair Maid  5:10
4  Once I had a Sweetheart  2:25
5  Three drunken Maidens  2:35
6  The Boys of Blue Hill - Soldiers Joy  3:09
7  Travelling over Boarders  4:58
8  The Month of January  3:12
9  Something Frustrating  4:38
10  Nepomuks Wake  2:43
11  I Live not Where I Love  3:33
12  Irish Molly, oh  5:44
13  The Song of Question  5:18
14 This Old Man  8:38

    Es ist auf vielen Reisen gesammelte Musik, Selbstkomponiertes und Neubearbeitetes. Clear Waters ist geprägt von Einflüssen und Klängen, die auf Wegen zwischen Irland und Rußland liegen. Chris McCloskey ist ein virtuoser Instrumentalist und Sänger. Julia Thomas spielt verschiedene Flöten und singt mit einer unverwechselbaren kräftigen und klaren Stimme.Frech und mutig bringen sie ihre Talente und Ideen zusammen; so entsteht eine sehr eigene Musik: harmonisch, manchmal bizarr, manchmal ernsthaft oder vergnügt und ausgelassen. Ohne Grenzen aber mit irischem Temperament und viel Gefühl vermitteln die beiden Spaß, Lust und Leidenschaft.