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Hannah Peel


Country of origin:

Ireland

Type of music generally:

Pop, traditional, neo-traditional, and contemporary folk

Status:

Most recent release, Awake But Always dreaming (2016)

See also:

Hannah Peel's site

Hannah Peel's Facebook page

Wikipedia's entry on Hannah Peel

Hannah Peel also performs with a folk band, The Magnetic North

Comparisons:

Marketa Irglova, Kathryn Williams

Covers/own material:

Own and traditional

General comments:

Hannah Peel has a somewhat fragile voice. The Broken Wave is mostly folkie—contemporary and traditional, but her work since then has veered more toward pop. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

The Broken Wave is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • The Broken Wave (2011)
  • Rebox (ep, 2010)
  • Nailhouse (ep, 2013)
  • Fabricstate (ep, 2014)
  • Rebox 2 (ep, 2015)
  • Awake But Always dreaming (2016)

The Broken Wave

Release info:

2011—Static Caravan—VAN 22

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Recommended for contemporary folk fans

Group members:

Hannah Peel—vocals, piano, synths, The Music Box, trombone, violin, zither lap harp, string arrangement (2)

Guest artists:

Mike Lindsay—guitars, electric sax, bass, vocals, dulcimer, percussion, knee slaps
Karl Penney—drums, percussion, vocals
Lizzie Jones—trumpet (3, 8)
Darren McCarth—double bass (9)
Ninn Sawhney—string arrangement
Kate Robinson—violin
Caroline Subedi—violin
Bruce White—viola
Ian Burdge—cello

Produced by:

Mike Lindsay

Comments:

This album is a little uneven but has a couple of great tracks, and her traditional covers are interesting. My favourites here are the neo-traditional "The Almond Tree" and the folkie "Don't Kiss the Broken One." (Neile)

Honorable mention for my list of top albums of the year. (gordodo@optonline.net)

Found her album awfully dull. (christina_skov@hotmail.com)


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