Announced yesterday, Mary Jane Lamond has received two ECMA 2006 nominations for her latest recording, Storas. Mary Jane has been nominated for Female Artist of the Year and Roots/ Traditional Artist of the Year, which will be awarded at the 2006 East Coast Music Awards on CBC Television Monday, February 27 at 8:00 pm (8:30NT).
Mary Jane’s latest recording ” Storas” (Gaelic meaning “a treasure”) is a beautiful interpretation of some of the Scottish Gaelic songs that have become part of Nova Scotia’s Gaelic tradition. Her use of modern instrumentation and arrangements provides a respectful and beautiful framework for these Gaelic treasures but it is Mary Jane’s spell binding vocal performance and heartfelt delivery that makes these selections truly come alive for the listener.
“This CD is a true collaboration”, says Mary Jane of her fifth recording. “The arrangements sprang from the creativity of the magnificent musicians who tour with me and were skillfully captured by my long-time producer Phil Strong. The arrangements were driven by our desire to let these beautiful songs breathe. We used primarily acoustic guitar and hand percussion along with the fiddle and bass to capture them is their purest form. I love to sing these songs and I hope that people enjoy listening to them.”
Storas is available at all fine retailers or on-line at www.fusion3.com.