You know her voice. Scottish-singer/actress Rebecca Pidgeon captivated music lovers and audiophiles alike with her classic rendition of "Spanish Harlem". Now, on her new Celtic-inspired, musical story book "Four Marys" she takes listeners on a musical journey back to her Scottish roots. Historical, philosophical, humorous and tragic, "Four Marys" explores classic tales of love, infidelity, war and revenge. In the process, Pidgeon's fresh interpretations of traditional Celtic folk songs like "Fhear a Bhata", "Black Jack Davey" and "Jock O Hazeldean" - blend her unmistakable vocal style with a distinctive Celtic flavor. Featuring some of Celtic music's finest musicians such as Johnnie Cunningham on fiddle and mandolin and Jerry O'Sullivan on Uilleann Pipes, "Four Marys" is Pidgeon's tribute to her musical heritage. As she recalls of her own childhood, "My father knew many Scottish songs. It's a very small country and the music is all over. You hear it walking down Prices Street-there's always a bagpiper. It's soul music...To me, there's nothing like a good Scottish folk song."
Main Artists Rebecca Pidgeon
Johnny Cunningham, fiddle, mandolin
Charlie Giordano, accordion
Paul Miller, arranger, vocal harmony
George Naha, guitar
Jerry O’Sullivan, tin whistle, uillean pipes
Emedin Rivera, snare drum, percussion
Akira Satake, banjo
Tomas Ulrich, cello
Producer David Chesky, Paul Miller
Executive Producer Norman Chesky
Co-Producer Steve Guttenberg, Lisa Hershfield, Eugene T. Won
Engineer Sandy Palmer Grassi, Barry Wolifson
Assistant Engineer Doug Melanson, David Windmuller
Editing Engineer Nicholas Prout
Mastering Engineer Nicholas Prout
Recorded November 17-20, 1997.
This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.
Four Marys (JD165)
Photography by Janette Beckman.
Sleeve art by Phillipe David.
Art Direction by Elizabeth Vanltallie.