Excalibur Honors the Ladies


Alan Simon – Excalibur – The Ladies of the Lak

Alan Simon – Excalibur – The Ladies of the Lake (Babaika Productions/Cherry Red, 2018)

The Ladies of the Lake is an anthology of songs featured in the highly successful Excalibur series by French composer Alan Simon.

The album includes the female artists that appeared in various Excalibur recordings, some of the biggest names in the Celtic and England folk music scene: Moya Brennan (Ireland), Maddy Prior (England), Karan Casey (Ireland), Kohann (Brittany, France), Siobhan Owen (Australia), Jacqui McShee (England), Nikki Matheson (Canada), and Maite Itoiz (Spain); as well as iconic English progressive rock vocalist, Sonja Kristina (Curved Air).

The Excalibur albums combine symphonic, Celtic, pop and rock influences. Rather than traditional folk music, The Ladies of the Lake focuses on songs that have a wider commercial appeal, between pop and light classical with Celtic music touches.

The Ladies of the Lake presents a superb group of highly expressive women with distinctive vocal skills.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.
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