Kathie Touin

Kathie Touin

Dark Moons & Nightingales - mystical, poetic, shadowy, luminous

Dark Moons & Nightingales CD cover

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Dark Moons & Nightingales - Kathie's fifth and latest CD - has 16 original songs about letting go, finding love, the wonder of the wild and the puzzle of places - plus an intriguing instrumental.

The album features Kathie on vocals, piano, keyboards, acoustic guitar, bass, whistles and percussion. And she welcomes guest guitarist Arron Storey, from the band Storey, who lends his tasteful playing to a number of tracks.

Peter Antony of the legendary Radio Caroline says: "Dark Moons & Nightingales... Wow... I love it... Simply fabulous."

R2 Rock'n'Reel magazine - which featured a track on its January/February 2010 covermount CD - says: "Passionate, poetic songs underpinned by exquisite piano and rich, full arrangements. The magical Season of the Raven shimmers like heat-haze on granite and the whole album has an elemental quality, romantic in all its ragged beauty."

R2 magazine cover

And music-lovers who bought Dark Moons & Nightingales say:

"It's been in my CD player in the car the whole week. It's a masterpiece! Haven't heard an album of such great quality in many years. Great compositions, magical piano playing, wonderful voice and harmonies..."

"Season of the Raven – just wonderful and so cinematographic, every note immediately translates into breathtaking images."

"We played your CD all the way down the west coast of Scotland - I think it went well with the dramatic geology."


Lyrics

Lyrics to the Dark Moons & Nightingales album are on the Lyrics page.


Airplay

Dark Moons & Nightingales, released in 2009, has been played on many radio stations, including:

BBC Radio Scotland - on the respected Iain Anderson programme, guest host Ricky Ross played The Breaking of the Day;

BBC Radio nan Gàidheal - on the Fonn Is Aria programme, Alex MacDonald played Orcadia (Wind, Sea and Sky), and on Tro Shàmhchar an Fheasgair, Alex played The World and You (Green Man);

BBC Radio Ulster - on The Late Show, Cherrie McIlwaine played Blades Beyond the Boundaries, and praised the "great lyric";

Radio Caroline, Peter Antony played the tracks Back to California and Season Of The Raven;

Radio 1 in the Netherlands, Paul van Gelder played Back to California;

Radio Seagull, relayed on London's Spectrum Radio, Martin Smith also picked out Back to California;

Biggles FM, in Bedfordshire, England, as part of an interview with Kathie, featured Back to California, Blades Beyond the Boundaries, Earthquake Weather and The Breaking of the Day;

Frome FM, in Somerset, England, Alex Hawkins on his Homely Remedies show played Season Of The Raven;

Moorlands Radio, in Staffordshire, England, Simon Jones on his Moorlands Roots show played The World and You (Green Man);

ThatChannel.com, Toronto internet tv station, where Kathie was also interviewed, featured six tracks;

Aligre FM 93.1, in Paris, the Planet Claire programme played It May Rain;

EKR (European Klassik Rock), where the track Home was playlisted and was joint winner in the weekly listeners' poll;

The BIRN (Berklee Internet Radio Network) features Dark Moons & Nightingales on rotation;

and Blast 1386, Mark Watkins played Earthquake Weather.


 

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