Kathryn Tickell Band - “Air Dancing”
On the whole a quiet, pastoral-sounding album, in this respect akin to her next one, "The Sky Didn’t Fall" (with Corrina Hewat), only in this case all instrumental, no songs.
The tunes include a number composed by Kathryn and other band members, with others from Scotland, Canada and Alistair Anderson. There are atmospheric pieces among them, such as the Waltzes set. But there is a particular (musical) highlight for me when the band go straight at a Northumbrian standard, The Herd On The Hill, and play it three times through, pipes, fiddle, melodeon, guitar, all giving it their best. Perfect.
(Not so sure the melodeon’s in there - it’s still a brilliant sound.)
(Yes, I think the melodeon’s in there, after all…)
Re: Air Dancing
(I stripped the short titles and parenthesis from the tracklist, enabling links to the tunes.)