MP3 Lorraine Jordan - This Big Feeling
Take as a base two Irish parents well steeped in music, add a good measure of the spirit typical of Wales, flavour it with Scottish grit and practicality, the result of her lengthy stay in Scotland, and you will have this artistically explosive mixture.
12 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Folk Pop, FOLK: like Joni
"Take as a base two Irish parents well steeped in music (her father an "All Ireland Champion " on the flute), add a good measure of the spirit typical of Wales, the land of her birth, flavour it with Scottish grit and practicality, the result of her lengthy stay in Scotland and you will have the artistically explosive mixture that is synonymous with the name Lorraine Jordan." Messaggero Venuto (Friuli/Italy)
Lorraine Jordan has played Irish, Welsh & Scottish music for many years in various bands including Mooncoin, Malin Head and Arun. As a singer/songwriter she embarked on her solo career with the release of her CD "Inspiration" , which was to be followed by "Crazy Guessing Games". Both albums were received to much critical acclaim. Her thoughtful melodic and powerful songs reflect her Celtic heritage and embrace her varied musical tastes. She has played alongside great performers such as: Capercaille, Alan Stivel, Loudon Wainright III, Dick Gaughan, Richard Thompson, etc...
Lorraine has toured extensively in: Germany, Italy, Austria, Holland, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Ireland and Scotland.
"Folkest" (Italy); "Festinal" (Italy); "Jacob''s Ladder Folk Festival" (Israel); Hallein (Austria); Gutenbrunn (Austria); "Festival Celtique" (Chambery/France); "Sidmouth International Folk Festival" (England); "Jersey Folk Festival" (UK); "Pontadawe Folk Festival" (Wales); "Edinburgh International Fringe Festival" (Scotland); "The Shetland Festival"; "Stonehaven Folk Festival"; "The Hebridean Festival"; and many other Festivals including "Inverness"; "Glasgow"; "Edinburgh"; "Orkney"; "Islay" etc..........
Lorraine plays both solo and with her band. Previous musicians who have played in the band have included : Steáfán Hannigan (Sin É), Neil Davey (Anam), Niall Ó Callanáin (Deiseal), John Whelan (Mary Coughlan Band), Mairi Campbell (The Cast) and guitarist Tony McManus among others.
"Lorraine Jordan is a one-woman Celtic melting pot. Much in the vein of Mary Black she has assembled a first-rate band to front her own unique hybrid sounds. Glorious voice...https://www.tradebit.comhttps://www.tradebit.coms is a voice for the ages." Sing Out (USA)
"This Big Feeling has it all: faultless composition, talented musicians and strong arrangements all commanded by the voice of Celtic soul." https://www.tradebit.com(UK)
"This Big Feeling is a masterful blending of the best elements of contemporary and traditional Celtic music, tied with ribbons of harmony, brought from a soul steeped in generations of musical excellence." New England entertainment Digest (USA)
She is ever more welcome and eagerly awaited." Messaggero Venuto (Friuli/Italy)
"Lorraine''s warm personality comes across beutifully in her powerful singing.." Scotsman (Scotland)
"Lorraine Jordan has the resonance and delivery of the great Scots traditional singers. It makes for an interesting blend of old and new...her dusky voice wrapping itself around the lyrics with expressive assurance." Dirty Linen (America)
"A fantastically good record. Irresistable." Folk Michel (Germany)
"Her compositions have a distinct attraction with their thoughtful arrangements... the added attraction of a powerful vocal that''s underlined by a clarity that helps the songs shine." Rock''N Reel (UK)
"...a modern balladeer who delivers songs full of fire and passion. Crazy Guessing Games is sure to solidify her as a major singer/songwriter on the folk scene." Music In The Tradition (Canada)
"From the lead track, "Body and Soul", with its gospel overtones right through to the heart-rending "Used Goods", Crazy Guessing Games is an album that strikes the right chord." Tower Records (UK)
"Wonderful soulful songs. Those who have heard Lorraine''s voice, or have seen her live, must become fans." Concerto (Austria)
"..striking voice and strong guitar playing being well supported by some adroit arrangements." Folk Roots (UK)
Lorraine guests on:
"Sophistry and Ilusion" - Dalriada - (QuDisc)
"Dark Pearls" - Christine Kydd - (Culburnie)