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On the album

1. Sound Symposium Jig/ Steve Neary’s Waiting For This (2:57)
2. The Mallard (3:08)
3. The Pride of the Season (4:26)
4. Old Boney (3:38)
5. Jolly Jack Tar (4:27)
6. Kelly and Joe (3:16)
7. Broken Down Girl (3:26)
8. Lady in the East (5:43)
9. Scotty Macmillan’s G Minor Jig (2:56)
10. Waltz in the House (3:40)
11. Liar’s Song (3:36)
12. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (3:26)
13. Jacob’s Jig (3:59)
14. Up the Hills of Down (3:48) | Total time 52:42

Jean Hewson vocals, guitars
Christina Smith fiddle, cello, viola da gambas, backing vocals

Guest musicians Wade Pinhorn: bass; Fergus O’Byrne: bodhran; Jeremy Bishop: digeridoo, conga on “Sound Symposium Jig”; Frank Maher: button accordion on “Up the Hills of Down”; Gerry Strong: tin whistle on “Up the Hills of Down”; Sandy Morris: lead guitar on “The Liar’s Song” and “Pride of the Season”; Rory McLeod: harmonica on “Broken Down Girl”; Vonnie Barron, Anita Best, Jennifer Doyle, Amanda Tulk, Stephanie Whitehead backing vocals on “Broken Down Girl”

Recorded in St. John’s Newfoundland at the Nickel Sound Works. Additional recording at Record Time and Mr. Iguana’s Mobile Sound Studio. Mixed at The Sound Solution. Mastered by Lloyd Hanson at Real North Recording Studio, Fredricton, N.B. Produced by Sandy Morris, Jean Hewson and Christina Smith. All arrangements by Hewson and Smith except * by Hewson, Smith and Wanda Crocker ¬©SOCAN. Photography by Shane Kelly Graphics and layout by Donnybrook Graphics. Dolls by Darlene Warbanski.

Thanks We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of FACTOR and the Cultural Industries Development Initiative (CIDI). We would also like to thank Lee Tizzard, Rick Hollett, Jason Whelan, Chris Brookes, Wade Pinhorn, Paul Hewson, the “Broken Down Girls,” (Anita, Vonnie, Stephanie, Jennifer and Amanda) Evelyne Lemelin, Alex Schwartz, Denis Parker, Ann Anderson,Peter Narvaez for the album title, Ross Butler for the loan of his Taylor guitar, Memorial University School of Music for the loan of the Viols, and all the staff at FACTOR and CIDI.

Dedicated to the memory of Irene Hewson.


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