Anna ‘Nan’ Shepherd was born near Aberdeen in 1893 and died there in 1981, and during her long life she spent hundreds of days and thousands of miles exploring the Cairngorms on foot.
‘Gairneag’ (noisy little stream), ‘Borbhan’ (purling, murmering), and ‘Iomashruth’ (with eddying current) are Gaelic words to describe the flow of water in a mountain stream. The song is built of musical material that aims to ‘be itself’ like the stream of the poem.
from In Place,
released May 1, 2018
Words by Nan Shepherd
What a huge talent Laura Cannell is... A fearless experimentalist and improviser with both spirit and sensitivity.
The Church setting is perfect and obviously inspirational for her,making the pieces sound ethereal and intangible...there but not there,if you will.
Her influences may be medieval but her approach is very firmly contemporary and her playing is strong and (com)passionate.
Very highly recommended without reservation.
Wow!...I feel the strongest urge for cigarette after listening to this. An album that will leave those who go through it, spent, emotionally raw and uplifted.
More of this kind of thing please!...and Mr Lee, its time you gave us an album. Catherine M. Fox