Friday 29 June 2018

Morrigan. The - Masque (1998)

The fourth album from this British band.

The Morrigan was a quintet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, flute, trombone, windsynth, piano, keyboards and vocals. Both male and female vocals.
They had help from guest musicians who provided banjo, accordion and violins.

I have been lucky enough to review their previous three albums for this blog. I will also review their fifth and final album sometimes very soon. You can find these reviews somewhere else in this blog.

Their music on this album is modern folk rock with a superb female vocalist. Here name is Cathy Alexander and her voice is close to brilliant. She is one of the five best female vocalists to ever grace this genre. The late and still very much missed Sandy Denny was the best ever vocalist in this genre, off course.

Masque is one hour long and contains some shorter suites and some songs. The traditional Irish song She Moved Through The Fair, who closes this album, does not feel out of tune with the rest of this album. An album with some pretty complex folk rock too in addition to some traditional folk music.

This is an album that showcases how good the mix of progressive rock and folk music can be when it is done right. It is indeed a very good album and one I really recommend to prog and folk rock fans.
Check it out.

3.5 points


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