I have to admit that I had never heard of Aselin other than to read what has been said here. However, I have just watched the video to which you directed us and, in the three minutes it took, I think you have converted me. I am mightily impressed and there are very few singers who have ever done that in so short a time. And so to the questions.....
We see two short clips of one particular song. The first appears just after Peter Asher has introduced himself and the second is towards the end from which I guess the song might be called 'Cape Breton'. Please can you confirm the title and from which album it comes? Also, from where I can order it online please? (Meanwhile, I'll start looking around!)
I gather her latest album is less folky and more towards pop. Pity because I am a real folky at heart (despite my love of classical!).
I have a feeling that I could be following Aselin much more closely than I expected just five minutes ago. Good luck to her; she is wonderful.
Thanks for giving the link a go; you're very welcome! It's a very nice piece on Aselin. Yeah, she was only 12 when it was made.
The two songs that you refer to are actually the same song, entitled "The Island". Basically the song reflects the end of coal mining in Cape Breton Nova Scotia and the local workers battling large overseas companies. It's on the CD "Sweet Is The Melody". You've also heard in the clip the song "Moonlight Shadow" by Mike Oldfield in the piece. Most of the CD is folk- and Celtic-based music.
You can try Castlebay Music and listen to sound clips. You can also purchase the CD here also. They also have Aselin's latest CD 'Bigger Than Me'.
Thanks again Joe. I have just placed an order for Sweet Is the Melody. I also ordered both Cottars CDs but, as one of them doesn't ship for 3-5 weeks and I have requested they all come together, it will be a while before I get them. I eventually ordered from Amazon as there were more clips available.
Aselin sounds amazing. When it comes, I may well be tempted to order the other one!