Song Road

by Teresa Doyle

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    Song Road is a folk/celtic/world recording produced by fiddle wizard and multi-instrumentalist Jaron Freeman-Fox the protege of Teresa’s long time producer the late Oliver Schroer. Teresa is a seasoned performer with years of vocal exploration under her belt. Jaron is a young, exciting, fearless inventor.Together they’ve created a sonic road trip for the musical adventurer.

    “The songs were inspired by my travels and conversations with campesinos in Mexico, working and singing with farm women in the fields of Kenya, smoking salmon on the Yukon River and lazing on the beach in Cuba. Jaron and I share an interest in Celtic tunes, Gaelic aires, East Indian music and latin grooves. He was able to capture my curiosity about how other cultures use their voices while keeping firm footing in the songs and stories of my native Prince Edward Island, Canada.”
    —Teresa

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Song Road is a folk/celtic/world recording produced by
fiddle wizard and multi-instrumentalist Jaron Freeman-Fox the protege of Teresa’s long time producer the late Oliver Schroer. Teresa is a seasoned performer with years of vocal exploration under her belt. Jaron is a young, exciting, fearless inventor. Together they’ve created a sonic road trip for the musical adventurer.

“The songs were inspired by my travels and conversations with campesinos in Mexico, working and singing with farm women in the fields of Kenya, smoking salmon on the Yukon River and lazing on the beach in Cuba. Jaron and I share an interest in Celtic tunes, Gaelic aires, East Indian music and latin grooves. He was able to capture my curiosity about how other cultures use their voices while keeping firm footing in the songs and stories of my native Prince Edward Island, Canada.”|Teresa

Reviews:
“Teresa Doyle is deservedly becoming a Canadian Treasure! Get to know this award winning artist well! On her latest CD Song Road, Teresa brings her worldwide experiences in songwriting and her outstanding vocals to the mix. Jaron Freeman-Fox adds his expertise as a musician and producer to make this CD one of the gems of 2013. A genuine musical journey worth exploring!! Brilliant; worthy of worldwide acclaim"
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 Jim Marino Freewheeling Folk Show 93.3 CFMU cfmu.mcmaster.ca Hamilton On. Can.


“There’s beauty and plenty for all,” sings Teresa Doyle in her accomplished and life-affirming new album, Song Road, a line that also aptly describes the disc itself. — John Goddard, Toronto Star

“Working with Jaron Freeman-Fox has brought a new vibrancy to the already exquisite sound that Teresa has created in previous recordings. Teresa has always had great production but the production and arranging on Song Road by Freeman-Fox is the finest to date - production that is meaningful and beautifully serves the music. Teresa is always upping her game, her songwriting is digging deeper with worldly influences that go well beyond the Celts.“
Tom Coxworth CKUA Folk Routes

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released February 26, 2013

Teresa Doyle: vocals, backing vocals, srutibox / Jaron Freeman-Fox: fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass, percussion, vocals, cello / Charles James: upright bass / Josh Van Tassel: drums, percussion / October Browne: guitar / John Williams: clarinet, harmonica / Lea Kirsten: cello / Andrew MacIsaac: percussion, backing vocals, additional production / Mixed by Josh Van Tassel

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Teresa Doyle Prince Edward Island

Teresa Doyle is a folk/celtic/jazz/world singer from rural Prince Edward Island. Music from her 12 releases has garnered three ECMAs, two JUNO nominations and the 2007 Victor Martyn Lynch -Staunton Award given annually to one Canadian musician. She's toured in Canada, The U.S., Mexico, Europe and Japan. ... more

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Track Name: Girl on The Dunes
Girl on the Dunes Teresa Doyle

In 1723 a Basque woman and her teenager daughter came to an Acadian settlement on Prince Edward Island. The mother soon died leaving the young girl on her own. The Acadians attributed magical powers to the girl and, if the legend is true, she was convicted of witchcraft in Nov of 1723. I've written several songs about this story. One song is a co-write with Ron Hynes. At this point in the tale, her mother has just died and the girl is being visited by fisherman asking for favourable winds and other magical favours.

Cold river flowing, soft breezes blowing
Blackbirds fill the skies
Boats in the harbour, fisherman gather
The tide is on the rise.
Out on the beachhead, a young girl's camped out
Sailors flock to her door.
Send us fine weather, find us good shelter
See our boats safely to shore.

Chorus:
Like a dove in the distant sky
Out upon the dunes she cries.
Oh that sweet young girl
Cast upon a cruel world.

Lonely she wanders, silently ponders
The tragedy wrought by this place.
Who will protect her, offer her shelter
Wipe the tears from her face.
And when she goes walking, the town folks are talking
They say she has secrets untold.
Perhaps some strange powers, with herbs and with flowers
It's best they just leave her alone.

Chorus

Cold river flowing, soft breezes blowing
Blackbirds fill the skies
Boats in the harbour, fisherman gather
The tide is on the rise.
The tide is on the rise.
The tide is on the rise.
Track Name: Maggie Lachlin's Last Storm
Maggie Lachlin's Last Storm Teresa Doyle 2010

Teresa credit's story teller Lorne Johnston for this incredible account of weather shaman Maggie Lachlin Gillis. Anyone who could predict big storms and save fisherman's' lives was both feared and revered in island communities. Lorne was a lobster fisherman and pilot for rum-running vessels during prohibition. He was in his teens when these events occurred in Clear Springs Harbour on the north side of Prince Edward Island.

Maggie Lachlin Gillis love her pipe.
She'd smoke it on the back porch of her place above the harbour
Drinking black tea and molasses from the Co-op in Bear River.

Long widowed and forgotten and alone.
When lobster season came she'd wander back down to the harbour
Trading stories at the cookhouse, reading tea leaves for young lovers.

Maggie Lachlin Gillis had the sight.
Like her Grandaddy before her she had the gift to read the water.
She could feel a storm a-comin,' give all the sailors warning.

Chorus:
She heard the birds cry, and the seas crash
And the winds roar, and the waves lash
And the cold seas, and the high tide
And the fierce wind from the cruel eye
Of the storm.

Maggie's Granddad foresaw the Yankee Gale.
A thousand sailors perished, but not a man in Clear Springs Harbour
Put an oar into the water, after Lachlin gave the warning.

He heard the birds cry, and the seas crash
And the winds roar, and the waves lash
And the cold seas, and the high tide
And the fierce wind from the cruel eye
Of the storm.

Harvest moon 1923.
Boats on blocks for winter, Maggie Lachlin had a vision
Saw all the boats in Clear Springs piled up at the bridge a good mile inland.
And folks said, “Maggie Lachlin's lost her mind.”
But when the gale roared up the Clear Springs Brook
It pushed every boat, and line and hook,
Piled them a mile from the shore, at the bridge, way up at the highway.

She heard the birds cry, and the seas crash
And the winds roar, and the waves lash
And the cold seas, and the high tide
And the fierce wind from the cruel eye......of the storm.
Jimmy's Jig Teresa Doyle 2012

My father loved fiddle music but never owned an instrument. He like to 'jig' fiddle tunes. This form of mouth music has all but disappeared. Dad would often trade tunes with local fiddlers around the kitchen table when I was growing up. Jimmy also loved a slow aire. He was passionate about farming and wanted to leave the land in better shape than he found it. This tribute to my father combines a bit of mouth music and a slow aire.

I like to get up in the morning
See the cows out on the hay
Watch the sun rise in the meadow
Welcome the gifts of the day.

I like to walk out in the evening
The kids and the dogs at my heels
Check on the cows in the meadow
Look over the crops in the fields.

At the end of the day I take pleasure
In all of the chores I have done
A fine piece of land is a treasure
I'm glad to call this one my own.