McMahon's passionate voice returns...
to sing traditional Irish songs given a fresh new sound, plus
haunting new songs featuring special guests Vikki Clayton,
members of Govannen and Celtic harper France Ellul. Produced
by Chris Conway
the success of Celtic Woman Chris & Bridget took some
time selecting songs for a new album, with help from her
sister Adele. Chris brought 3 originals to the table - Avalon
Moon, was ortiginally planned for a Vikki Clayton album,
Child of the Moon which was a tune Chris wrote for a Celtic
harper France Ellul's album that he'd put words to, and
a Destiny's Dance, especially written for this album.
She Moved Through The Fair was a song Bridget has sung with
Govannen for years so was a natural choice. A Stor Mo Chroi,
As I Roved Out and The Rocks of Bawn were chosen by Bridget,
and The Blacksmith suggested by Adele though Chris's arrangement
is very different from the famous Planxty version. Chris
chose The Trees They Grow High, having been taken with Alan
Chris set about creating the music and Bridget flew over
3 times from her home in Ireland to Chris's Oblong Studios
to complete the vocal parts.
McMahon has been singing and playing music since she was
a child - he father is a singer of traditional songs from
County Clare. She fist appeared in acoustic clubs and Irish
music sessions with her sister in Leicester UK. She attracted
attention which led to her joining various groups such as
The Sisters of Murphy.
She recorded with bands Endorphin and Saoirse and joined
the band Govannen, recording atmospheric vocals alongside
Vikki Clayton on their acclaimed Healing Waters album. She
left the band to move with her young family to Ireland but
returned to record on Govannen's Celtic Fire album and play
some concerts with them.
Bridget lives in the remote west coast of Ireland in County
Mayo. Her two children, Saoirse and Daniel, take up much
of her time but she continues play concerts, solo and in
a duo with Eamon Wilson which in 2007 took her to Dublin,
England and Croatia and singing live on Irish Radio.
Stivell, Loreena McKennitt, Moya Brennan, Mary Black, Capercaille,
Donal Lunny, Hothouse Flowers.
All tracks trad Ireland arr Chris Conway except
1, 3, 10 by Chris Conway
7, 8 trad Ireland arr Chris Conway/Chris Conway
song Avalon Moon can be heard sung by Vikki Clayton
on the compilation album Spiritual Woman on Paradise Music.
instrumental version of Child of the Moon can be
heard on France Ellul's Spirits of the Moon album titled
Producer Chris Conway's favourite track is The Trees They
Grow High. He was so pleased with the arrangement that he
nearly held on to it for his own album but realised Bridget's
voice gave it some real magic.