Eileen's Debut CD: ELEMENTS

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    elements cd
    "Elements is as fresh and invigorating as the winds that sweep down from her native Canada"

    -The Valley Advocate, MA.

"Her songs are Canadian to the core, merging traditional songs with her own intelligent, graceful compositions
to lift Elements far above most of the current crop. A special treat."
- Folk Roots, England


Buy it Now: $20


Eileen McGann - Elements (1987)

Track List

Live Not Where I Love (4:10)
  • Chosen as the opening track for the new compilation release of Irish women singers, called "sisters: folksong", released internationally by the Dublin label Sorores Mundi at the end of 1995. 
Isabella Gunn (4:22)
  • "Based on a [true] story documented in the records of the Hudson's Bay Company, it is a carefully crafted ballad in the best narrative tradition." -Sing Out! Magazine. 
My Lagan Love (2:57)
  • "Showcases her lovely, supple voice and (her) gift for navigating around the fancy grace notes of traditional music" -The Globe & Mail 
Temagami (5:03)
  • "An exuberant and humorous celebration of canoeing in the Canadian wilderness" 
Sands (5:20)
  • "Highlights include the provocative "Sands" - Sing Out! 
Man's Job (4:05)
  • "Man's Job by Eileen McGann from her Elements albumÉ is the best feminist song of at least the year, and arguably the decade" - Victory Music Review, Seattle WA. 
The Power & The Need (3:38)
  • "A strong contemporary statement...a plea for social action" - Sing Out! (Eileen notes that while she predicted the fall of the Soviet Empire in this song, she had very little to do with bringing it about) 
The Riddle Song (2:54)
  • "An exquisite version" -Sing Out! Magazine.
Here's to the Men (3:04)
  • "A musical toast to the men who have broken their own chains of stereotypes...but, just to lighten things up a bit, she wrote it to an old Morris dance tune." -Rogue Folk Review 
Canoe Song at Twilight (4:44)
  • Eileen's setting for a poem by turn of the century Canadian poet, Laura E. McCully. 
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