Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Mary McLaughlin writes songs that bridge the gap between Celtic Mythology and the modern world. Lush harmonies blend with guitars, keyboards, cello and Uilleann pipes to produce a haunting, atmospheric soundscape.gourd music.2004.
Personnel: Mary Mc Laughlin (vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards); Christine Kydd, Margaret Horton (vocals); Christy McGuigan (acoustic & electric guitars); Martin Simpson (acoustic guitar); Bill Lovelady (Spanish guitar); Barry Phillips (cello, percussion); Sherry Robinson (cello); Steafan Hannigan (Uilleann pipes, percussion); Ian Blake (soprano saxophone); Mike Cosgrave, Bill Martin (piano, keyboards); Jon Jacobs (keyboards, keyboard & drum programming).
Engineers: Jon Jacobs, Justin Mayer, William Coulter.
Recorded at Studio 9, Brixton, London, England in 1991; Helicon Mountain, Greenwich, London and Comfort's Place, Sussex, England in 1993; Bear Creek Studios, Santa Cruz, California in 1999. Includes liner notes by Mary Mc Laughlin.
Personnel: Mary McLaughlin (vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards); Christine Kydd, Margaret Horton (vocals); Billy Lovelady (guitar); Christy McGuigan (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Martin Simpson (acoustic guitar); Steve Bolton (electric guitar); Steafan Hannigan (bouzouki, Uilleann pipe, percussion); Neal Hellman (dulcimer); Barry Philips (cello, percussion); Sherry Robinson (cello); Ian Blake (soprano saxophone); Michael Cosgrave (piano, keyboards); Jon Jacobs (keyboards, keyboard programming, drum programming); Paul Machlis (keyboards); Bill Martin (keyboard programming).
Audio Mixer: Jon Jacobs.
Audio Remasterer: Rainer Gambalczyk.
Audio Remixer: Jon Jacobs.
Liner Note Author: Mary McLaughlin.
Recording information: Bear Creek Studios, Sa (1991-1999); Comfort's Place, Sussex, England (1991-1999); Helicon Mountain, Greenwich, London, England (1991-1999); Studio 9, Brixton, London, England (1991-1999).
Photographer: Paul Schraub.
Arranger: Jon Jacobs.
Mary McLaughlin's solo debut Daughter of Lir features contemporary and traditional looks at Celtic music. McLaughlin's graceful, fluid vocals caress songs like "The Gift of Freedom," "Silhouettes," and "Sealwoman/Yundah." ~ Heather Phares