Christine Hanson’s wonderful musical compositions accompanying what is probably Service’s best-known poem make full play with the poetry’s different colours, nuances, tones and range—varying from traditional jigs, reels and country waltzes to southern swing and frosty musical soundscapes which perfectly evoke the bizarre, tragicomic setting of Service’s poem. 12 tracks 70 min CD
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Christine emerged triumphant from a very long fistfight sporting a Pinteresque keeker applied in instalments during her formative years.
She then decided to build a cathedral and could have used film, paint or the printed word, but she chose music and went off with Sam McGee to fight amongst the Northern Lights.
She rose up twinkling from that scrap and her work is sublime.
These delights are the first of many from a great artist.
released May 5, 2019
Composed and Arranged by Christine Hanson
Narrated by Michael Marra
Cello - Christine Hanson
Trombone - Rick Taylor
Guitar/Mandolin - Kevin Murray
Fiddle - Bruce MacGregor
Fiddle - Aidan O'Rourke
Double Bass - Kevin McGuire
Percussion - James Mackintosh
Piano/Accordion - Brian McAlpine