||Midnight Sun: Traditional Nordic Melodies CD (2000) |
Alison Melville discography Ensemble POLARIS
KIRK ELLIOTT, violin, harp, bowed psaltery, accordion, mandolin, single drone bagpipe, melodica;MARGARET GAY, cello;BEN GROSSMAN, hurdy gurdy, jaw harp;TERRY McKENNA, classical and steel-string guitars;ALISON MELVILLE, recorders, baroque flute, seljefli¸yte;COLIN SAVAGE, clarinet, bass clarinet, recorders;DEBASHIS SINHA, percussion.
Founded in 1997, Ensemble POLARIS explores new perspectives on music from the Scandinavian anc Baltic countries, Scotland and Canada, as well as original, Nordic-inspired repertoire. All highly respected musicians in their own right, the members of the band bring an extraordinary range of musical sensibilities and skills to this collaboration.
POLARIS has performed at numerous Canadian venues and has been heard on CBC radio, Radio-Canada, PBS and the BBC. 'Midnight Sun' is the band's first CD, which has met with international acclaim from critics and fans alike, including a rating as a 'Disc of the Month' in the August 2000 issue of Classic CD Magazine (UK).
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Recorded at The Church Of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto, Canada from June 30 to July 4, 1999.
Ensemble Polaris: Kirk Elliot (guitar, lap dulcimer, mandolin, violin, Celtic harp, psaltery, button accordion); Terry McKenna (guitar, bazouki, lute); Margaret Gay (cello, button accordion); Catherine Keenan (hurdy-gurdy); ...