Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Traditional and neo-traditional Celtic folk
Most recent release, Wild English Rose (2003)
Niamh Parsons a little, vocally
Mostly own, occasional traditional covers
Victoria Parks has an odd but appealing voice, it has touches of richness yet sometimes has hints of little-girlness, smokiness, roughness and and high clarity. Her material is where Parks really shines—her neo-traditional tunes feel particularly authentic, perhaps because some of them use old family material. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
Wild English Rose is the first we've heard
2003—Wild Mane Music—WMM-40501
Recommended for fans of traditional and neotraditional folk
Larry Cook—guitar, mandolin, keyboards
Victoria Parks; co-produced by Dan Green and Tom Martin
"Dear Sister" is the album stand-out—a song made of letters from an emigrant to her sister back home. The selection shows quite a range as well, from rollicking tunes ("Song for Yule") to heartfelt laments ("Ballad of Uncle Davey"). (email@example.com)
Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.
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