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Wandering Home
Maura O'Connell
Wandering Home
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Maura O'Connell
Title: Wandering Home
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hannibal
Release Date: 6/10/1997
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Contemporary Folk, Celtic, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 031257141024, 031257141062

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Wonderful songs by a wonderful singer
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Blessed with one of the loveliest voices in music today, Maura O'Connell pays tribute to the music of her homeland with this superb recording. Longtime fans will recognize some of these songs as concert staples and new fans will be made by those willing to listen. A must."
Love it! Love it! Love it!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this CD and just can't get enough of it. I love the songs that she picked to sing on this recording-she puts her own lovely spin on traditional irish pieces. This is a CD that I can't seem to take out of my player for very long. And as an added bonus, I get to see her live this Friday at the Ark in Ann Arbor, MI. I can't wait to see her show and hear that beautiful voice live!"!
David A. Bede | Singapore | 04/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Maura O'Connell could probably sing the phone book and make it sound great. Fortunately, she usually doesn't let that stop her from seeking out beautiful songs to match her beautiful voice. There aren't too many duds anywhere in her catalog, and there aren't any at all here.

The liner notes explain how a trip home to Ireland, an impromptu house concert, and the birth of her son came together to inspire memories of her childhood through a collection of "old songs," hence the title. Appropriately, most of the songs are traditional, and those that aren't, especially Richard Thompson's "Down Where the Drunkards Roll," sound like they could be. The arrangements, though, are very contemporary yet true to the style of traditional Irish music. The overall tone is mellow and a bit melancholy, but the rollicking "Down the Moor" keeps it anything but sleepy.

Definitely her best album to date."