Doug mcarthur   the horses of the sea reduced

McArthur, Doug - Horses of the Sea

Format: CD
Label: private
Year: 2021
Origin: Hamilton, Ontario - Wakefield, Quebec
Genre: folk
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Release Type: Albums
Playlist: Ontario, 2020's, Folk


Track Name
The Horses of the Sea
The Morning I Left Galway
Heavy Horses on the Highway
The Black Fort
Sleeping in Dublin
Maud Gonne
Letter To Marie
Faretheewell to Galway
Hills of Connemara


Doug mcarthur   the horses of the sea reduced

Horses of the Sea


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A beautiful collection of songs and stories about Ireland. It’s a wonderful album, and one that has become a fast favourite on this radio show.
-Jan Hall, Folk Roots Radio

And a terrific set of songs it is, delivered with panache and emotion. Songs of ancient kings and not so ancient conflicts.
-les siemieniuk, Penguin Eggs magazine

(Horses of the Sea) "Wonderful CD"
-Austin Comerton, Irish Radio Canada interview

(Horses of the Sea) Was I supposed to cry ALL the way through? Absolutely beautiful Doug!
-Dale Barcellos - Avalanche Choir, San Jose CA

"Doug always is an arresting performer who never worries about boundaries and delivers an entertaining 45 minutes - some stories sung some spoken stories and tales - from A Pictograph of Crazy Horse to the literary scene of Jack Kerouac, Robert Louis Stevenson and Jack London who Stumble From Vesuvio into the San Francisco fog.
Tears Like Rain -
-les siemieniuk, Penguin Eggs magazine

"It can take a life time to sing with one’s own pure sound in a voice that echoes with the gift and the journey of the artist. With his new CD, Thunder into Heaven, Doug McArthur has come into his own, singing with a subtle, lyric authority that haunts the listener long after. Each cut rings true...
-Catherine Joyce - Lowdown

Born in the dawn of 2007 this album will gauge how I listen to new recordings this year.
-Chopper McKinnon Host "Canadian Spaces" CKCU.

At his best (Doug is) a lyricist with the poetic ability of Leonard Cohen
-Joe Matyas; London Free Press

First and foremost, he (Doug) remains a composer of inordinately beautiful love ballads and flinty protest songs. Its that duality, that tension, that lifts his current songbook into the quiet realm of art.
-Craig MacInnes; Toronto Star

​(Doug) is a Canadian Guy Clark.
-Dick Pleasants; WGBH Boston

​Angels of the Mission Trail w/Jeffra) "Absolutely Haunting! CD of the year!
-Dave Stafford; KKUP San Jose

​Congratulations to the two of you (Doug & Jeffra) for doing so much for the history and heritage of California."
-Kevin Starr; State Librarian of California)

​Definitely a wake up call
-Sandy Shore; KPIG Freedom CA

beautifully-written songs that bear up well under repeated listening.
-Steven E. McDonald; AMG

​McArthur sings memorable song after song.
-(Doug McArthur with Garnet Rogers) Gene Wilburn; Northern Journey

​(Angels of the Mission Trail)..."a quietly elegant song cycle steeped in the frontier and literary history of California..."
-Mike Regenstreif; SING OUT!

...a delicious, lyrical, theatrical, historical Roots CD with sound quality to die for
-Neil Matheson; MUSIC Sebringville, Ontario

​Hi Doug,
I was traveling for a few more weeks after buying the CDs of 'Letters from the Coast' and 'Sisteron'. I got back home this week and wanted to tell you I enjoyed listening to them as much now as I did 42 years ago."
Your biggest fan


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