The Girl Who Couldn't Fly

The Girl Who Couldn't Fly

by Kate RusbyKate Rusby


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Yorkshire singer/songwriter Kate Rusby has been quietly resurrecting English folk music for the last ten years with a grace, wit, and reverence that others have attempted yet failed to achieve. 2004's Underneath the Stars was a triumph of contemporary music both new and borrowed, an acoustic symphony of brass, guitars, and Rusby's mesmerizing voice. Listeners craving a sequel will find much to love in The Girl Who Couldn't Fly, another collection of traditional ballads and self-penned charmers that firmly establish Rusby as the Alison Krauss of British folk music. Produced again by John McCusker, her renditions of songs both old and new are presented with an effervescence that belay their sometimes wistful -- and often sexual, as in the bawdy opener, "Game of All Fours" -- natures. Rusby's own compositions ("Elfin King," "Little Jack Frost," and "The Lark," just to name a few) are marvels of timelessness. Like June Tabor and Gillian Welch, she's got one hand on the pulse of history and the other on a heart that contains a very old soul. Here's to hoping that those hands continue to pen such lovely tales.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/11/2005
Label: Compass Records
UPC: 0766397442020
catalogNumber: 4420
Rank: 46741

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kate Rusby   Primary Artist,Guitar
Ian Carr   Guitar,Guitar (Tenor)
Andy Cutting   Accordion
Steven King   Viola
Greg Lawson   Violin
John McCusker   Fiddle,Guitar,Piano,Viola,Human Whistle,Cittern,Guitar (Tenor)
Ewen Vernal   Double Bass
Neil Yates   Trumpet,Horn
Michael McGoldrick   Flute,Human Whistle
Andy Seward   Double Bass
Kellie While   Vocals
Roddy Woomble   Vocals
Keith Angel   Snare Drums
Kevin McCrae   Cello
Carole Howat   Violin
Kris Drever   Guitar (Tenor)
Matt Broadbent   Tuba

Technical Credits

Pee Wee King   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
Graham Coxon   Illustrations
John McCusker   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Kate Rusby   Arranger
Michael McGoldrick   Whistle
Andy Seward   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Chilton Price   Composer
Kevin McCrae   String Arrangements
Joe Rusby   Engineer
Peter Barton   Guitar Maker

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