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HEATHER HEYWOOD - "Some Kind of Love" - Greentrax CDTRAX010

"Heather Heywood is one of the Scottish folk scene's best kept secrets. An extremely fine singer who has kept a surprisingly low profile for many years - and then out of the blue produces this absolute cracker of a record. Heather sings in an uncomplicated manner that belies her skill in putting across the big songs, grabbing and holding the attention. She has obviously learnt a lot from the likes of Jeannie Robertson and Lizzie Higgins, and still has youth on her side - Heather's Lord Lovat and a nine minute The Cruel Mother are both masterpieces, In terms of quality, I'm minded of some of the wonderful Irish women singers around, even though the singing style is different.

This album comes highly recommended by a certain M. Carthy; I would go further and suggest that it comes into the 'required listening' category, certainly for anyone that considers themselves a singer, or a connoisseur of singing. Wonderful stuff - would the person responsible kindly ensure the follow-up doesn't take another 15 years!"

Bob Walton - Folk Roots

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This album was reviewed in Issue 8 of The Living Tradition magazine.