Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Traditional and neo-traditional
New release, Mother Ireland's Daughters due January 2008; most recent release, Cauldron of Life (2006)
Traditional and own compositions
Cynthia Bennet has a rich alto with an old-timey warble and sings traditional Irish songs and neo-traditional songs of her own composition. (email@example.com)
Recommended first album:
Cauldron of Life is her debut
Cauldron of Life (2006)
Recommended for fans of traditional and neo-traditional music
With only guitar accompaniment, Cynthia Bennett sings her traditional and neo-traditional songs. Her presentation is old-timey which will only suit those whose tastes include this style. For me, the experience was mixed. I particularly liked the lively, traditional songs "Roger the Miller" and"Biddy Mulligan" which I felt showed Cynthia Bennett's vocals to their best effect and she sounds like she's really engaging with the characters she's singing about. "Down By the Glenside" is a classic that shows off the mournful richness of Cynthia Bennett's vocals. I would recommend this to anyone who likes old-fashioned presentation of traditional and neo-traditional music. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.
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