Mind the Gap
Rebsie Fairholm is an English singer who felt the calling to traditional music, finding new and unusual ways to express ancient sounds. Inspired by the British landscape, her music is darkly evocative and she has a soft and haunting voice which touches the listener on a deep level. She stirs up the sound of the ancient past but firmly rooted in the here and now, sometimes awash with psychedelic guitars and sometimes in very sparse and ethereal arrangements which allow the voice to fill the space. Mind The Gap features a mixture of lovingly recycled traditional songs and stuff written or co-written with friends ... fiddle, mandolin and 12-string guitar, Irish pipes and other groovy stuff in a heady psych-folk mix. Musicians appearing on the album include Steáfán Hannigan (uillean pipes), Martyn Kember-Smith (electric fiddle), Steve Lang (guitars), Jason Gazda (didgeridoo) and William Shaw (mandolin/fiddle), Phideaux Xavier (guitar) and Molly Ruttan (drums). \'An absolutely wonderful album\'s worth of entrancing whispered glowing heart-warming Celtic/old English (Pagan?) folk, embroidered with cleverly delicate instrumentation. Lush golden strings and seductive woodwind, haunting glowing beauty and Rebsie has the most beguiling of voices - she really is something special. Just beautiful, uncluttered, refreshing. Delicately arranged folk familiars (and a beautiful version of Pink Floyd's Julia Dream). Calming, uplifting, ethereal and a slightly new feel on something very traditional and unashamedly rooted in very old ways - for fans, followers and lovers of Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, the leaves turning golden orange and the Albion spirit that can still be found (beautiful artwork as well).\' -Organ Magazine, issue 234.