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The Unseen Hours


Download links and information about The Unseen Hours by Malinky. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 01:02:44 minutes.

Artist: Malinky
Release date: 2005
Genre: World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Celtic
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:02:44
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No. Title Length
1. Edom O Gordon 5:11
2. Clerk Saunders 7:24
3. Hughie The Graham 5:10
4. memories of Paddy le Blanc/Petticoat loose?Cutty's wedding/You and I/S'iomadh Rud a' Chunnaic 4:32
5. Seon o Duibhir a ghleanna 5:56
6. King Orfeo 4:50
7. Naomi Jones/The Inertia Reel/The Maid I Ne'er Forgot/The Floing Tide 4:37
8. Flowers of Saskatchewan 3:26
9. The Bonnie Banks o Fordie/Pennknivsmordaren 5:59
10. Were ye at the Peats th'day Donald John/Maho Snaps/The Icon/Tost 4:56
11. The Sun's Cousin 6:46
12. Mt Ain Countrie 3:57



You have to hand it to Malinky. For their first album with a different lineup, they explode out of the blocks with...three long traditional ballads, a daring choice. But it works, as it draws the listener into the sound, which is built of delicacy, not bombast, and while they satisfy, they also build up plenty of tension, which finds release in the dancing instrumental of "The Scotia Set." For songs there's an emphasis on the tradition, and new member Fiona Hunter gets a vocal workout. She's not a replacement for the vibrant, departed Karine Polwart, and doesn't try to be. Instead, she establishes her own personality, and does it very well, too. It's only toward the end that newer songs creep in, prefaced by "Flowers of Saskatchewan," by Canadian songwriter David Francey, who adds harmony vocals to the track. "The Sun's Cousin" is quite epic, based on a Croatian folktale, and possibly a bit too long, but the closer, "My Ain Countrie," melds a 19th century poem with a traditional melody and an ode to their Scottish homeland. So it's a different Malinky this time around, but one that, even with a different focus, is very successful.