The Daemon Lover / Custer Larue, Baltimore Consort

Release Date: 8/2/1993
Label: Dorian
Catalog Number: 90174
Composer: Traditional
Performer: Custer LaRue
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
Number of Discs: 1

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Personnel: Custer LaRue (vocals).

The Baltimore Consort: Ronn McFarlane (lute), Mark Cudek (cittern, baroque guitar, plucked bass viol), Mary Anne Ballard (treble viol, bass viol), Larry Lipkis (bass viol, gemshorn), Chris Norman (wooden flute, cauld wind pipes, drum).

Engineers: Craig D. Dory, Douglas Brown, David H. Walters, Brian C. Peters.

Recorded at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, New York in May, 1992. Includes liner notes by Mary Anne Ballard and Custer LaRue.

CUSTER LARUE SINGS THE DAEMON LOVER contains traditional folk songs and ballads from England, Scotland and America. Also includes a 20 page booklet with an introduction by Custer Larue, biographies of both Custer Larue and The Baltimore Consort, song histories and bibliographies as well as track-by-track annotations.

Just about everything that Custer LaRue performs turns out beautifully, and that's certainly the case again with her 1993 release, The Daemon Lover. LaRue's glorious soprano is in fine form on the title song (which may be better known to some as "The House Carpenter") and, indeed, all throughout the album. From "Fare Ye Well, Lovely Nancy" to "Queen Jane" to "The Ash Grove," it's sure to please fans of folk ballads with its authentic historical sound, and is definitely recommended. ~ Murray Fisher, AllMusic
Works on This Recording
1. The House Carpenter "The Daemon Lover" by Traditional
Performer: Custer LaRue (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
2. Binnorie "The Twa Sisters" by Traditional
Performer: Custer LaRue (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
3. Farewell to Tarwathie by Traditional
Performer: Custer LaRue (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
4. Fare ye well, lovely Nancy by Traditional
Performer: Custer LaRue (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
5. Lord Ronald by Traditional
Performer: Custer LaRue (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
6. The Cuckoo by Traditional
Performer: Custer LaRue (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
7. Geordie by Traditional
Performer: Custer LaRue (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
8. The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night by Traditional
Performer: Custer LaRue (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
9. Queen Jane by Traditional
Performer: Custer LaRue (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
10. Sprig of thyme by Traditional
Performer: Custer LaRue (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
11. Edward by Traditional
Performer: Custer LaRue (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
12. The Ash Grove by Traditional
Performer: Custer LaRue (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
13. Early one morning by Traditional
Performer: Custer LaRue (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
14. Jesus Born in Bethlea by Traditional
Performer: Custer LaRue (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
15. The Carnal and the crane by Traditional
Performer: Custer LaRue (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
16. Lulle, Lullay by Traditional
Performer: Custer LaRue (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Baltimore Consort
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