Sophisticated and highly artful arrangements of traditional and orginal music from the North with songs in English and French featuring fiddle, accordion, mandolin and French Canadian style foot percussion. Superb ensemble playing.
Nightingale was formed in 1993 by Jeremiah McLane (accordion, piano), Keith Murphy (voice, guitar, mandolin, piano, foot percussion), and Becky Tracy (fiddle). The nightingale bird is a poetic figure that appears in traditional songs from many places including parts of Northern Europe, Canada and the United States. So the nightingale was an appropriate emblem for a band commited to drawing inspiration from a wide musical territory that includes Ireland, France, Scandinavia, Newfoundland and Quebec.
Track 1a was Nell Fee’s, link fixed now.