Hadelin

by Chris Foster

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    55 minutes of music. Comes in a beautiful matt finish, 6 page digipak with a full colour 12 page booklet, lavishly illustrated with photographs. Design by Inga Elsa Bergþórsdóttir, photography by Chris Foster and Gísli Egill Hrafnsson.

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about

This is my seventh solo album. The songs on Hadelin have all sorts of connections with people and places that I have known over the years. Most of them bear the patina of age, but they are not museum pieces. They refer to the natural world, the rhythm of the seasons, birth, life, death, love, betrayal, the ebb and flow of the struggle for justice and human rights. All things that remain a constant, albeit shifting, backdrop to the human condition, from generation to generation. With this in mind, I invited Jim Moray to produce the album, and I sought out musicians of the next generation to join me in recording it, along with others who I have worked with over the years.

credits

released February 25, 2017

Chris Foster: Vocals, Guitar and Hammered Dulcimer
Trevor Lines; Five string double bass
Jackie Oates: Five string viola and Vocals - www.jackieoates.co.uk
John Kirkpatrick: Button accordion and One-row melodeon and Vocals
www.johnkirkpatrick.co.uk
Martin Brinsford: Tambourine
Gillian Stevens: Treble viol, Tenor viol and Bass viol
Bára Grímsdóttir, Amy Dawson, Simon Metson, Libby Metson
and Jim Causley - www.jimcausley.co.uk : Vocals

All songs arranged by Chris Foster with the performers, except the string arrangement for The holland handkerchief and vocal arrangements on The trees they're all bare, Who reaps the profit? Who pays the price?
and Spring song by Bára Grímsdóttir.

Producer: Jim Moray; www.jimmoray.co.uk
Assistant engineer: Dylan Fowler at Stiwdio Felin Fach; www.taithrecords.co.uk

Recorded May to September 2016 in Reykjavík, Iceland
Stiwdio Felin Fach, Abergavenny, Wales
and The Old School House, Bristol, England
Mastered by Minerva Pappi of Waudio, Finland; www.waudio.fi

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Chris Foster Reykjavik, Iceland

Chris Foster grew up in the south west of England. A master of his trade, he was recently described as “one of the finest singers and most inventive guitar accompanists of English folk songs, meriting legend status.” Over the past 40 years, he has toured throughout the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA. He has recorded six solo albums as well as working on many collaborative projects. ... more

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Track Name: The seeds of love
Full lyrics are on my website at: www.chrisfoster-iceland.com
Track Name: The faithful plough
Full lyrics are on my website at: www.chrisfoster-iceland.com
Track Name: Once when I was young
Full lyrics are on my website at: www.chrisfoster-iceland.com
Track Name: The gardener
Full lyrics are on my website at: www.chrisfoster-iceland.com
Track Name: Rosie Ann
Full lyrics are on my website at: www.chrisfoster-iceland.com
Track Name: The holland handkerchief
Full lyrics are on my website at: www.chrisfoster-iceland.com
Track Name: The trees they grow so high
Full lyrics are on my website at: www.chrisfoster-iceland.com
Track Name: The trees they're all bare
Full lyrics are on my website at: www.chrisfoster-iceland.com
Track Name: The life of a man / Greensleeves
Full lyrics are on my website at: www.chrisfoster-iceland.com
Track Name: Who reaps the profits? Who pays the price?
Full lyrics are on my website at: www.chrisfoster-iceland.com
Track Name: Spring song
Full lyrics are on my website at: www.chrisfoster-iceland.com