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Her music is an evocative/eclectic mix of folk rock, contemporary folk, and alternative pop, with a few traditional folk elements and covers
Most recent release, the margaret anns (1998). Word is Meg Lunney is now part of a new band, The Miss Bennets
Mostly own; some co-written, some covers
Just what is it about Canada that produces these wonderfully quirky female singers? Meg Lunney is the newest addition to a group that to my mind includes Jane Siberry, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Rebecca Timmons, and Veda Hille. While her sound isn't like them in any obvious way (except perhaps like Jane Siberry's early work in her self-titled album and in No Borders Here and her voice is a little like Mary Margaret O'Hara's). Some Kristin Hersh-ishness in there, too. Her individuality reminds me strongly of them, and in the way that while her work is immediately likable, it takes some listens to fully appreciate. This is pop music, but with its own unique and wonderful flavour. Interesting and different. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
the margaret anns only known album to date
the margaret anns (1998)
1998—Dig Deal Records—BDR3040
By mail order from label or the Ottawa Folklore Centre Ltd., 1-800-385-FOLK
Highly recommended for fans of quirky pop
Meg Lunney—piano, organ, keyboards, acoustic guitars, vocals
Tom McKay—electric bass
A very intriguing debut album, not quite like anything I've heard before, despite the obvious radio-pop catchiness of a couple of the songs ("You Might Save Me Now" and "Little Show-off"). Even these songs are odd and a little off-beat due to Meg Lunney's raspy, not-quite-musical voice. This is wonderfully listenable, and grew on me more and more with repeated listening. A creative, unique album sure to delight fans of quirky pop. And a couple of Celtic songs on there, too. Yum. (Neile)
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