Dartmoor Journey CD by Nigel Shaw
This is a very special double CD which comprises of two beautifully presented albums, one featuring gentle and flowing flute melodies and a second of pure natural sounds of Dartmoor.
CD 1 Dartmoor JOURNEY - is a musical journey created from a blend of natural sounds and ancient handcrafted flutes. Amongst the many instruments used are the uplifting and clear voices of rosewood recorders; the deep resonant tone of the fujara (a 6ft long overtone flute from Slovakia); the powerful sounds of various Native American flutes; and gracefully melodic Irish whistles.
Dartmoor Journey is a simple and gentle reflection on nature and the pure heart of the land.
Track titles: Wind through the Reeds, Two Rivers, The Cry of the Dart.
Album length; 64 minutes
CD 2 Dartmoor THE SOURCE - is woven together from the natural sound recordings made on Dartmoor over period of 15 years. Moving from windswept high moorland to rich wooded valleys, this album follows the River Dart from its source to the edges of the Dartmoor National Park. The recordings, which include the calls of the buzzard, skylark and heron, are interlaced with the gentle sounds of streams, rivers and waterfalls.
Album length: 47 minutes
About the author: Nigel Shaw is a long-established composer and musician whose journey with music began over 25 years ago. He is a wood carver and traditional flute-maker, making many of the instruments with which he performs and records. The inspiration for most of his music stems from the spirit of the land, with its cycles of power, mystery and gentle beauty.