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Jackie Oates Audio CD
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Jackie Oates is a singer and fiddle player hailing from Staffordshire. Her unique treatment of English ballads and songs, and pure, haunting singing style has established her at the forefront of the new English folk revival.

Since appearing as a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2003, she has performed extensively at festivals and venues across the country and beyond, in a ... Read more in Amazon's Jackie Oates Store

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  • Audio CD (18 Mar 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: ECC Records
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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1. Dream Angus
2. Dandling Songs - Dance, Baby / Little Boy Blue
3. Waiting For The Lark
4. Alexander Beetle/Farewell Nel
5. Bi Bi Og Blaka
6. The Posy Rhyme
7. The Worthy Wood Carol
8. Sofušu Unga įstin Mķn/Sofi Sofi Barniš
9. Philomel
10. Wexford Lullaby
11. Little Fishes/The Rainy Day Fisherman
12. Junk
13. Thy Cradle Is Green
14. When I Was A Lady

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Collection of traditional and contemporary lullabies and sleep songs recorded in England and Iceland by multi-BBC Folk Award winning folk artist Jackie Oates. Jackie Oates: 'For a long time I've been fascinated with lullabies, often being struck by the way that, for adults, hearing them can bring back strong memories and feelings of being a child again. Over the past few months, I've had a wonderful time exploring my interest in these songs in more detail; from the folklore of the cradle with its superstitions and customs, to the way in which lullabies can be outlets for the many aspects of parenthood. Through these unique songs children often uncomprehendingly becomes a parent's confidant, hearing of the joys, grievances and anxieties of the adult world. At other times they are moral tales, bribes for good behaviour or spells to comfort. The variety of material, style and purpose has made this a fascinating journey. What, for me, has come to light most of all has been the hidden nature of some of the richest of the traditional lullabies from England and beyond. They have been tucked away in song collections, manuscripts and memories and given little real status in the traditional song repertoire. Through this project I'm excited to be giving new life to these lullabies and to be putting a spotlight on this beautiful and very special form of song.'

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Jackie Oates Lullabies

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Stuff Of Dreams 20 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD
What a lovely idea and what a lovely voice too. Jackie Oates' last
album 'Saturnine' was one of the treasures of 2011 (do, do listen
to it if you haven't already). Her new recording 'Lullabies', as its
name implies, is a collection of songs designed to help babes on their
journeys to the land of Nod and what an absolutely magical venture
it is. Forget any comments elsewhere such as "niche"; such is Ms Oates'
mastery of her chosen theme and the delightful selection of songs that
our attention is not allowed to flag for a single moment. This is, indeed,
the stuff that the deepest richest dreams are made of.

There are fifteen numbers in the set and it's almost impossible to guide
you towards the best because each one truly is as good as every other.

The sublime song 'Waiting For The Lark', with its warm piano and string
arrangement, paints a sublime picture of the countryside in the early hours
when all is still and a farmer's working day is about to begin while his
child still sleeps; the crisp guitar and fiddle accompaniment to 'The Posy
Rhyme' frames a gloriously simple vocal performance and the curiously surreal
and unsettling story of 'Alexander Beetle/Farewell Nell' brings just a
smidgen of darkness to the predominantly tranquil and moonlit proceedings.

Ms Oates has given the listening world one of the greatest gifts of the year.

Every home, with a little one at its heart or not, should have one!

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No need for trepidation 27 Mar 2013
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I have to admit that I was a little nervous when I loaded this disk. I've followed Jackie almost since she started and am a great fan of her previous work. I just thought that a set of lullabies would be a step too far. I was wrong. Yes, these are lullabies, but not necessarily treated as such (after all, what lucky children get serenaded to sleep with violins, clever guitar work or any of a number of instruments). And the term 'lullaby' or 'sleep song' is treated somewhat loosely: 'Alexander Beetle' was originally a poem by AA Milne, 'Junk' by Paul McCartney she admits is 'not exactly a lullaby' and 'Sleepers Awake' is, as its title implies, anything but. These are not criticisms, the choice of songs makes this a much more interesting collection, I think.

As for the presentation of the material. Jackie Oates is in fine voice and the accompaniments are sparing, but beautifully played. If you like her earlier stuff, then you should be listening to this as well. If this is your first introduction, then go and get the other ones immediately, your ears will thank you for it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars delicate and moving 22 Mar 2013
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I only received this a couple of days ago and have played it now five tims,...well where do I start .......well its beautifully arranged, sparcely at times. and the singing is very delicate and very moving .....I love it ,and if you like Jackie Oates I am sure you you will too..............from me a five star rating........Steve
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5.0 out of 5 stars Close to the heart 20 May 2013
By Joolz
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Just can't let this one go by without a comment. The magic of English folk music is still alive. I was enjoying the wonderful music right enough, but once or twice the tears fell like buckets, but happily. I will let you decide which ones might do that to you! This one stays close to the heart, and is timely too, as it is like waking up on a Spring morning, and realising that the world is born again. My daughter, 8, is off looking for Alexander.
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4.0 out of 5 stars excellent 9 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 5 Nov 2013
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I thought this could be an exercise in sentimentalism but it's not. A Beautiful record almost as good as the violet hour
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Lullabies 22 Oct 2013
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Sweet, haunting and so beautiful. What a wonderful collection of songs by Jackie. She is fantastic live as well. Go see her if you get the chance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Folk Classic with a twist 20 Sep 2013
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Jackie Oates has produced an album of the sweetest sounds. Her vocal style is ideal for these - in the main - forgotten stories in song. Recommended for anybody who wants to adventure away from the usual formulaic folk song setup of hero's and villain's. Buy this album - it'll make your dreams soulful and you soul enriched.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 10 days ago by Hetty H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good acoustic folk album.
II have enjoyed listening to this relatively new album (March 2013). It is a folk production but without being over-folksy. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mark Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Good album, pretty about the packaging.
I thought the concept of the album was good before I purchased it and so far I have enjoyed playing it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Chris
2.0 out of 5 stars hardly lullabies
I do like this singers voice but this is not a lullaby album, its an album of folk songs, Misleading...
Published 13 months ago by cassie
5.0 out of 5 stars Lullabies
Lovely melodies,beautifully sung and promises to be a regular listening companion in our home and to enhance our quality time
Published 14 months ago by H J D P
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful songs, beautiful voice.
This wonderful CD is full of enchanting lullabies from the UK & Iceland. Jackie Oates has the voice of an angel, if you haven't heard of her before try this album, you won't be... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Andrew Aitken
5.0 out of 5 stars a brilliant collection
the most wonderful collection of lullabies.. i listen to this before i drift off to sleep, it is sometimes haunting, sometimes evocative of my own childhood.. Read more
Published 15 months ago by maryharryhare
5.0 out of 5 stars Really excellent
Whether you're a new(ish) parent, or just want to recapture or capture for the first time those moments of early childhood, or perhaps just enjoy innocent songs beautifully sung,... Read more
Published 16 months ago by I. A. Wright
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