From: efolkMusic Inc [news_at_efolkMusic_dot_org]
Sent: 21 February 2006 21:59
Subject: efolkMusic News February 06


efolkMusic News February 2006
Your nonprofit source for the "mighty fine" in folk music  

New CDs:
The "new release season" is upon us, including some outstanding new Celtic albums from Compass Records, just in time for St. Pat's:

Lunasa > "Se"
Twelve tracks, with guest guitarists Paul Meehan and Tim Edey; this is an efM editors pick, the band's sixth release.
Bela Fleck > "The Hidden Land"
DualDisc! It's a two-sided CD/DVD disc: the CD audio side is the entire "The Hidden Land" studio album; the DVD side is "Long Way Home: A Flecktone Journey"
Sharon Shannon > "The Sharon Shannon Collection 1990-2005"
Two CD set highlighting Sharon's career, spanning traditional Irish, Cajun, reggae, classical, dance, and French-Canadian.
Michael McGoldrick > "Wired"
Experimenting with rhythmic backdrops and electronic loops, this is a very cool album, post-modern Celtic alt.fusion...
Triona and Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill > "Idir an Da Sholas (Between the Two Lights)"
For the first time on record, the sweet and powerful singing of Maighread comes together with the musical versatility of Tr ona, in what Maighread describes as a "miraculous collision" of sibling voices

Karen Matheson > "Downriver"
This album is inspired by traditional gaelic songs Karen grew up with- aural beauty of the first water, an efM editors pick

Battlefield Band, "The Road of Tears"

The Chieftains, " The Essential Chieftains"

Marc Douglas Berardo, " Harbor"

Larry Sparks, "Green Pastures In the Sky

Chase Missy, "Folks Throwing Rocks

The Hollow Trees, "The Hollow Trees"

Swing States Road Show, "HOUSECLEANING"

The Cottars, "Forerunner

Kevin Burke and Ged Foley, "In Tandem"

Tony McManus and Alain Genty, "Singing Sands"

Brendan O'Loughlin, "Between Two Shores

More New Additions


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Artists: "Total Control" Publishing and Distribution Through efM
     We are beta-testing our new artist administration area RIGHT NOW, a TOTAL ARTIST CONTROL interface that will allow you to create and maintain a complete point-of-contact for current and potential listeners, and it REALLY WORKS!
     Artists can upload CDs, "Digital Albums" and individual tracks for sale or for promotional distribution, including detailed liner notes and album art. You don't need a completed CD, if you have tracks you want to publish and distribute, we can help you.
The new interface has extensive real-time reporting, including sales, inventory (we'll sell your CDs, too, of course- if you like) and detailed visitor stats.
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New MP3 Downloads:
Get to know these new efM artists with an MP3 single, guaranteed "mighty fine" music! All newly formatted tracks are full-length 192kbps stereo MP3s!

Browse Thousands More Downloads >>

Marc Douglas Berardo
From 'As You Make Your Way' The Rum Diary

Paul Haslem
From 'Looped and Delayed' Simple Gifts
Swing States Road Show
From 'HOUSECLEANING' Using My Religion
Brendan O'Loughlin
From 'Between Two Shores' Good Health to Our Friends
Tanya Brody
From 'Not Your Average Anything' Henry and Susie
Chase Missy
From 'Folks Throwing Rocks in the Country' Sign of the Times
Algie Powers
From 'Westward to Promontory' Westward to Promontory
The Hollow Trees
From 'The Hollow Trees - Forest Melody'
Robert Wiersma
From 'Times On Hold' on hold

     Downloads are available singly for just 98 cents, or in handy one-click "MultiPaks" for as little as 75 cents a song. Browse our Downloads >>

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