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Daughter of the Sea

by Berlie Doherty & Sally Doherty

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A live studio recording of a literary and musical performance by award-winning novelist Berlie Doherty and the Sally Doherty Quartet.

'Daughter of the Sea' is a magical tale of a child plucked from the sea, and the mysterious stranger who reclaims her, a spellbinding mixture of ancient stories from Scotland, Ireland and Iceland.

"This beautiful tale evokes overwhelming joy and sadness" - Sunday Telegraph

"Song, music and story weaving its spell, a truly enchanting experience" - Edinburgh Festival

"Daughter of the Sea is a live studio performance of a piece I had the pleasure to be involved with back in 1998. A musical literary performance with the wonderful words of Berlie Doherty. Music provided by me to carry the story. We took it to Literary and Art festivals up and down the country carting a full size harp, double bass and cello in a transit van." Sally


released January 5, 1998

Words written by Berlie Doherty (extracts from her novel "Daughter of the Sea"
Music composed by Sally Doherty apart from the Folk Song "The Selkie of Sule Skerrie" which is a traditional song.

Spoken Voice - Berlie Doherty
Vocals / Flute - Sally Doherty
Harp - Yuki Cockrell
Double Bass - Graham Jones
Cello - Mary Powell
Male Spoken Voice - Alan Brown

Cover montage by Chris Innes


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Sally Doherty Sheffield, UK

Sally Doherty began recording and releasing albums in 1996 after studying Fine Art Filmmaking at University. Hers is a musically varied journey. Solo works include soundtracks for BBC TV documentary and BBC Radio drama. Collaborative projects span genres from Folk to Latin American, Jazz to Electronic (most notably Italian outfit Planet Funk) and recently ‘Summerisle’ with Frank Birtwistle. ... more

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