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Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

The Cooley & Mourne

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Track Listing

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  1. County Down
  2. For Martha
  3. To The Past
  4. The Cooley & Mourne
  5. Narrow Water (instrumental)
  6. Take Me With You
  7. Goodbye Old Friend
  8. Narrow Water Castle (instrumental)
  9. You Don't Care At All
  10. Narrow Water Blue (instrumental)
  11. All The Way To Denver
  12. On This Ground
  13. Narrow Water Keep (instrumental)
  14. Do It For Love
  15. Bless Your Way

Cathryn Craig... Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Brian Willoughby... Acoustic & Electric Guitars, E-Bow, Ukulele, Keyboards
Dermot McQuaid... Bass Guitar, Whistles, Banjo, Violin, Harmonica
Fergal Hughes... Drums & Percussion
Paul French... Piano & Organ
Colum Sands... Double Bass (On This Ground)
Crawford's Choir led by Fil Campbell & Tom McFarland (On This Ground)

Steve Fearnley... Engineering at Narrow Water Studio
Produced by Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby with Steve Fearnley
Cover painting by Desislava Bozhilova at Desy Redd Design Studio
Photos by Brian Willoughby and Cartoon Photo by Roger Liptrot
Artwork by Gary Willoughby

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Reviews For "The Cooley & Mourne"

"…a remarkable album, beautifully-recorded, sequenced perfectly and Craig and Willoughby have never sounded more confident…vocals are perfect for the songs, bringing a sense of nostalgia, while Brian continues to stand as one of the best guitarists today.
Spill Magazine, USA by Aaron Badgley

The blend of southern US roots and Irish heritage gels perfectly…absolutely delightful listening…their best album so far.
Folking.com by Dai Jeffries

The dream-team partnership of established Nashville songwriter Cathryn Craig and intelligently virtuoso guitarist Brian Willoughby has a thoroughly appealing - and infectious - air of assurance and accomplishment in the relaxed charm of their musicianship.

The new album's unity derives as much from its freshness of execution, as from the consistent quality of its songs and the four brief linking instrumental interludes, are glistening jewels of guitaristic invention.

The album's standout tracks are the limpid closing benediction Bless Your Way, with its gorgeous guitar backdrop, preceded by the heartfelt Do It For Love. But I also find the classic country mode of Take Me With You and All The Way To Denver, and the rootsy banjo-flecked anguish of To The Past, seriously irresistible. Instant replay status each one of them!

Without doubt the album is something of a milestone in Cathryn and Brian's career.

FATEA by David Kidman

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