[27-Apr-2018 08:33:04 UTC] PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/pdo.so' - /usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/pdo.so: undefined symbol: zval_property_ctor in Unknown on line 0 [27-Apr-2018 08:33:04 UTC] PHP Warning: PHP Startup: pdo_sqlite: Unable to initialize module Module compiled with module API=20090626 PHP compiled with module API=20131226 These options need to match in Unknown on line 0 [27-Apr-2018 08:33:04 UTC] PHP Warning: PHP Startup: pdo_mysql: Unable to initialize module Module compiled with module API=20090626 PHP compiled with module API=20131226 These options need to match in Unknown on line 0 [27-Apr-2018 08:33:04 UTC] PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/sqlite.so' - /usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-non-zts-20090626/sqlite.so: undefined symbol: zval_property_ctor in Unknown on line 0 [27-Apr-2018 08:33:04 UTC] PHP Fatal error: Class 'SpawConfig' not found in /home/musesmus/public_html/spaw/plugins/spawfm/config/config.php on line 4 CD REVIEW: Willson & McKee – This Thin Place

The Muse's Muse  
Muses MailMuses Newsmuse chatsongwriting resource home
Regular Columnists


CD REVIEW: Willson & McKee – This Thin Place
By Jane Eamon - 06/21/2006 - 03:32 PM EDT

Artist: Band: Willson & McKee
Album: This Thin Place
CD Review: I love traditional music well played. There is nothing so wonderful as a beautiful Celtic harp or the soul stirring sound of the bodhran. Willson & McKee’s CD, This Thin Place is lovely. Well played, beautifully sung and entertaining from start to finish.

Blending a little contemporary acoustic music in the mix, This Thin Place is a wonderful collection of traditional and original tunes by Kim McKee. McKee, an award winning dulcimer player, also contributes harp, accordion and guitar, while Ken Willson plays guitar and Irish bouzouki. I love the Celtic harp…it’s so lyrical.

Silkworm’s Flight and King’s Shilling stood out for me. Combining pure sweet vocals and traditional arrangements, the songs were both fresh and ancient. It’s difficult I think to pull off a purely traditional CD. There are so many musicians doing this sort of thing, and to stand out, one has to convey a freshness that cuts through the tradition. I think Willson and McKee have done just that.

I must admit I was stunned by the beauty and power of the closing number, When Next We Meet. McKee explains in the liner notes that she wrote this song after losing family and friends in a series of bizarre accidents. It made her realize that any given moment could be the last one with a loved one. I want to sing this song. It was amazing.

This Thin Place is good. If you hold a fondness for all things Celtic, you will love this CD. It’s beautiful, haunting, melodic and soul stirring. I highly recommend it.

For more information about Willson & McKee, their website is www.jigheads.com.



[ Current Articles | Archives ]

Help For Newcomers
Help for Newcomers
Interactivities
Interactivities
Helpful Resources
Helpful Resources
Regular Columnists
Columnists
Music Reviews
Spotlights
Spotlights
Services
Services Offered
About the  Muse's Muse
About Muse's Muse
Subscribe to The Muse's News, free monthly newsletter for songwriters
with exclusive articles, copyright & publishing advice, music, website & book reviews, contest & market information, a chance to win prizes & more!

Join today!



Created & Maintained
by Jodi Krangle


Design:


© 1995 - 2016, The Muse's Muse Songwriting Resource. All rights reserved.

Read The Muse's Muse Privacy Statement